Culbreth Science Wing Addition

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools | Chapel Hill, North Carolina

The Alice Gordon Science Wing breathes some much needed life into Grey Culbreth Middle School.

Culbreth Middle School was built using the ‘open concept’ of the 1960’s and has suffered with inadequate science rooms and very little connection to the outdoors. In 2012, CRA was commissioned to design a science wing addition to replace the obsolete classrooms and reverse the closed-in feel of the school. The results are a direct connection to the outdoors, vital to any good science program. Each new classroom provides an abundance of natural light from the east facing curtainwall and the clerestory windows which face north or south, which are both controllable for audio-video presentations. All six classrooms share an outdoor experiment patio and an educational greenhouse. The bio-retention area, required for stormwater management, was made into a feature of the design and shall be used as a teaching tool by the faculty. The building is certified to a LEED Silver level.
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Architect Position

We are seeking a creative and ambitious individual to join our firm as an architect. This candidate should be a hard-working, self-motivated person that works well in a team environment.

Candidates should have the following minimum requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in Architecture;
• Architectural registration;
• Five (5) years of professional experience;
• Excellent communication and organizational skills;
• Solid Revit, AutoCAD and Sketch-up skills required;
• Self-motivated individual able to work well in a collaborative office environment

Candidates responsibilities will include:
• Design, construction documentation and construction administration of a variety of new construction and renovation projects
• Leadership, project management, and client relationship skills and experience, which could lead to a partnership position in the firm.
• Work with clients and team members to solve problems of all types: design, production, estimates, schedules, details, etc.
• Skilled in analytical thinking to support the design process
• Good computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office (i.e., Outlook, Word, Excel, Publisher, Powerpoint, Teams)
• Ability to handle multiple tasks, deadlines and interact effectively with others in the workplace is an essential function of the job.

CRA is an equal opportunity employer that offers competitive salaries and benefits packages.
If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to Mr. Ken Redfoot at

222 Cloister Court, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

(919) 401-8586