Project Specs

North Carolina Museum of Art
Raleigh, North Carolina
Thomas Phifer and Partners

the People

Design Architect

Thomas Phifer and Partners
180 Varick St. Suite 1110
New York, NY
Ph. 212 337 0334
Fax 212 337 0603

Partner in Charge:
Thomas Phifer AIA

Project Partner:
Gregory Reaves AIA, LEED AP

Project Architect:
Gabriel Smith AIA, LEED AP

Project Team:
Adam Ruffin, Katie Bennett, Christoph Timm, Jon Benner, Kerim Demirkan, Len Lopate, Eric Richey, Joseph Sevene, Danny Taft

Local Architect:
Pierce Brinkley Cease + Lee, Raleigh, NC

Partner in Charge:
Clymer Cease, AIA

Project Partner:
Jeffrey Lee, FAIA

Project Architect:
David Francis, AIA

Director of Construction Administration:
Mac Nance

Project Team:
Nelson Tang, Matt Konar, Juliette Dolle, Henry Newell, David Lehman, Jennifer Olson

Landscape Architect:
Lappas + Havener, PA, Durham, N.C.

Principal in Charge:
Walter R. Havener, RLA

Project Team:
Grayson Baur, RLA, Associate, Anja Pohlers, Senior Designer, Jesse Turner, RLA

Structural Engineer:
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, Chicago, IL 

Project Team:
William F. Baker PE, SE, FIStructE; Dmitri Jajich SE, PE; David Horos SE, PE, LEED AP; Alessandro Beghini, Phd, PE; Margaret Wtorkowski

Mechanical Engineer:
Altieri Sebor Wieber LLC Norwalk, CT 
Andrew J. Sebor, P.E., Principal, Michael A. Freliech, P.E., Principal—HVAC, Jeffrey Leavenworth, P.E., Associate—Chief Electrical, David Lussier, Associate—Fire Protection, Kristen Shehab HVAC Project Engineer, Mariusz Zakrzewski, Electrical Project Engineer, Brian Cherevko, Field Engineer

Local MEP Engineer:
Stanford White, Inc., Raleigh, NC

Natural Lighting Design:
Arup, London and New York

Andrew Sedgwick, Lighting Designer: Matt Franks

Lighting Design:
Fisher Marantz Stone, New York, NY
Paul Marantz, Margo Wiltshire, Paula Martinez-Nobles

Civil Engineering:
Steven Blake, CE, Artifex-ED, Inc, Denver Co.
Kimley-Horn Associates, Raleigh, NC

Aaron Pine CSI, Morganville, NJ

Creative Acoustics, LLC; David Greenberg, Norwalk, CT 

Construction Manager:
Barnhill – Balfour Beatty, a joint venture. Raleigh NC

Scott Frances
New York, NY
212 777 0099

CAD system, project management, or other software used:
AutoCad, Rhino, 3D Studio Max, VRay


the Products

Structural system:
Steel Frame, Concrete Foundation

Exterior cladding / Glass / Doors:
Aluminum Panels over insulating precast concrete panels

Aluminum Cladding:
LinEl Signature

Stainless steel and glass canopy:
LinEl Signature

Metal/glass curtainwall:
Viracon Glass, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, Installed by SPS Corporation


Metal doors:
Total Door

Felt back PVC roofing by Sarnfil: Installer Baker Roofing


Unicel Architectural Corp., Quebec

Interior finishes
Mary Bright Inc. New York, NY

Fiberglass Ceiling Coffers:
Fibertech Columns Inc. Central S.C.

Cabinetwork and custom woodwork:
Millwork: Triangle Casework Raleigh, NC

Reception furniture: 
Herman Miller

Café Chairs:
Fritz Hansen  Tables: Fritz Hansen


Site Furniture:
Fermob USA

Track lighting:
Litelab MR16 spots and wall washers



90,000 gal. rainwater cistern for irrigation and pools, waterless urinals.

HVAC and Plumbing:
Ivey Mechanical

Watson Electric

Fire Protection:
ABL Fire Protection

Site work:
Faulconer Construction and Valley Crest Landscaping

Whitman Masonry