Location: Raleigh, NC
There is power and truth in what lies beneath the surface.
The concept draws inspiration from the subterranean root system of the mighty oak tree, which draws a parallel to North Carolina’s rich history that has depended greatly on people of color and other minorities that are often overlooked. Paths carve through the site to acknowledge movement, create a place to reflect and a place to gather and negotiate topography. The excavation process symbolically reveals the legacy of the state’s African Americans, whose rich and varied contributions are etched into the site’s retaining walls.
AIA North Carolina > Design Awards > Unbuilt
- AIA NC Merit