SteveHallArchitecture was founded in 2013 to serve clients out of a passion for design excellence, material craft, and good building science. With over 35 years in the industry, broad project experience enables us to explore creative expressions and feasible construction.

The firm holds corporate licensure under the North Carolina Board of Architecture. Individual credentials include professional licensure under the same and a national certificate with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), and membership with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) national, state, and local chapters:


We perform a majority of a project's design, 3D visualization, construction drawings and specifications, and construction contract administration in-house. But like most large firms, we usually collaborate with skilled consultants with whom we've had long time partnerships for a full range of expertise appropriate for the project.

For new buildings and additions, these may begin with professionals for site and land analysis and design, including surveying, civil engineering, septic system design, site planning, landscape architecture, and pool design.

Building design partners are experts in engineering for structure, fire suppression, plumbing, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), electrical, lighting, fire alarm, data and telecommunications systems. Additional partnerships exist for many other specialties, from electromagnetic shielding to food service processes and equipment, interior design and furnishings, specialized science or healthcare planning, sanitation, security, and many others.

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Steve Hall

For eighteen years prior to founding SteveHallArchitecture, I worked in three architectural firms that served clients locally, across the country, and around the world. The work resolved complex technical and logistical dilemmas, won design awards, and created architecture for places to live and work, to be healed and to play, to learn and to research, to worship, and even to be buried.

Steve Hall Blacksmithing

My passion for architecture, design, and craft has been life long. Before formal educational, professional, and modern trade experiences, I spent a decade apprenticing in the restored 18th century village of Old Salem and in historical re-enactment. These are deep-seated memories of hand-crafted methods and sustainable design strategies in venerable buildings without air conditioning, in cool cellars, and under ventilating roof purlins. I had a hand in felling and seasoning poplars for timber framing, made nails, tools, and architectural hardware as a blacksmith, formed and soldered tin-plated iron into lighting sconces, and split white oak roof shingles. Daily I walked on huge hand cut stone thresholds, felt the sun through hand blown glass windows, and used doors set in place before America was a country.

These experiences remain foundational to my sense of buildings with architectural integrity that are beautiful, clever, efficient, environmentally considerate, and well-crafted to create places with palpable meaning centuries later.

Feel free to reach out for a conversation about how to define, design, and build an inspiring place.