Gravelly Hill Middle School

Orange County Schools | Efland, North Carolina

Based on a prototypical design of Smith Middle School, Gravelly Hill provides high performance educational space for a rural area of Orange County, NC.

Some minor space adjustments were made to the prototype, but otherwise the schools are identical down to the colors of the brick. Located in western Orange County, the school site is part of a larger school and county park site. The overall 100 acre parcel is designed to include the school, the county-owned West Ten Soccer Center, and a potential site for other county functions. Energy efficiency and conservation of natural resources are at the heart of the design of these schools, utilizing natural daylighting, solar water heating, rainwater harvesting and other sustainable features.
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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