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Dance for Valentine’s Weekend

Dance for Valentine’s Weekend

Celebrating its 20th season, the Chapel Hill Dance Theater will present the Carnival of the Animals and a Suite of NC Dances this weekend, Saturday, February 13 at 3pm and 7pm and Sunday, February 14th at 3pm, at Chapel Hill High School. Our own Katie Wakeford is a member of the artistic staff and choreographer of Fair Ladies’ Fancy, set to a medley of bluegrass music. Read more about the

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Georgia receives AIA/ACSA Practice & Leadership Award!

Georgia receives AIA/ACSA Practice & Leadership Award!

We are proud to announce that Georgia received an AIA/ACSA Practice and Leadership Award. This award discovers and recognizes “best practice” examples of highly effective teaching, scholarship, and outreach in the areas of professional practice and leadership. – See more at: http://www.acsa-arch.org/…/awa…/archives/2016-award-winners… or https://www.facebook.com/NCStateDesign.

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Party for Preservation 01.26.16

Party for Preservation 01.26.16

On a beautiful sunny afternoon in late November, Jennifer and Victor Chen held a reception for friends of Preservation Chapel Hill at their recently renovated Arthur C. Nash House on South Boundary Street. Bizios Architect is pleased to have served as architectural consultants to the Chens on the building’s renovation/preservation. We welcomed the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful home in the winter afternoon light along with so many Nash enthusiasts.

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Back to Hillsborough! 12.11.15

Back to Hillsborough! 12.11.15

We are delighted to be working on the Hillsborough Residence again, a house we designed and was constructed in 2000.  The owners love their house and decided to renovate and add in order to create a fully accessible house.  It is a pleasure to work again as a team with our clients and Hopper Construction.  We will keep you posted as construction begins.

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Four Seasons 09.09.15

Four Seasons 09.09.15

The Meadow View owners have enjoyed four seasons in their new home.  The long summer days gave us an opportunity to visit and experience it in the evening glow. We invited R.C. Abbasi to shoot some photographs and have added them to our web site.  Take a look, we think you will enjoy the magic of the building in the summer dusk.

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Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism 07.21.15

Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism 07.21.15

Recently released in its third printing, Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism is co-edited by Bizios Architect’s own Katie Wakeford. Hope you’ll check it out! From publisher Metropolis Books: “Expanding Architecture presents a new generation of creative design carried out in the service of the greater public and the greater good. Questioning how design can improve daily lives, editors Bryan Bell and Katie Wakeford map an emerging geography of architectural activism–or “public-interest

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Football for a Cause 06.16.15

Football for a Cause 06.16.15

The Blondes vs. Brunettes Raleigh is a local volunteer-driven event where two teams of women – divided to reflect the age-old rivalry between blondes and brunettes – compete in a flag football game to help raise awareness and funds in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.  The two teams practice for 10 weeks for one big Saturday game, where hundreds of supporters come out to watch competitive football and support a

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Outdoor Rooms: Screened Porches 04.28.15

  Spring time weather is luring us to the outdoors.  Screened porches are fantastic places to be alone or in the company of family and friends.  Here at Bizios Architect we love to design them as open, airy pavilions or barely defined rooms.  Screen porch additions add to the quality of life and value of a home.  Let us know if we can be of help in designing and building

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Report from Meadow View Residence 03.19.2015

Report from Meadow View Residence 03.19.2015

As memories of the winter 2015 snow fade, the owners of the Meadow View Residence enjoy beautiful sunsets through many of the house windows.  It is still too cool to enjoy sunsets from the surrounding porches and patios, but not for long as spring is around the corner.  Check back soon for more beautiful views. Photos: Victoria Taub  

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Dancing In Wonderland 02.19.2015

Dancing In Wonderland 02.19.2015

Enjoy a fantastic company of local dancers in the upcoming production of Alice in Wonderland, February 28 and March 1 at Chapel Hill High School. Our own Katie Wakeford is one of the choreographers and a member of Chapel Hill Dance Theater’s artistic staff. (Photo by Mark Schultz, News & Observer)    

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In Praise of the Garage Addition 02.16.2015

In Praise of the Garage Addition 02.16.2015

  Architects often joke that many of us started our practices by doing “garage addition” projects.  At Bizios Architect we love the opportunities and challenges that such projects present.  We have recently completed two additions/renovations that involved improving the quality of life in existing houses by “raising the roof” of the existing garages and adding useful, well-integrated spacious rooms filled with light. Inspiration comes from J.B. Jackson, a provocative essayist

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Sealed Crawl Spaces 02.05.2015

Sealed Crawl Spaces 02.05.2015

Scientific research and built examples demonstrate how properly closed crawl spaces can provide much better moisture control than conventional, wall-vented crawl spaces in temperate-humid climates.  Homes with closed crawl spaces–often called “sealed,” “unvented,” or “conditioned” crawl spaces–also can save significantly on energy when compared to homes with wall-vented crawl spaces. (advancedenergy.org) Bizios Architect has been designing homes with sealed crawl spaces for years. The images below illustrate crawl spaces we

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Nash House in the Chapel Hill News! 01.28.2015

Nash House in the Chapel Hill News! 01.28.2015

Bizios Architect is proud to serve as a design consultant for a major renovation of the historic Nash House, located in the Battle Park Neighborhood in Chapel Hill.  The Nash House was featured on the Preservation Chapel Hill Holiday House Tour in December.  The house was originally designed by Arthur C. Nash who is known for his prominent work in Chapel Hill, in particular the Carolina Inn and a 1920

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Bizios Architect Voted ‘Best of Houzz 2015’ 01.21.2015

Bizios Architect Voted ‘Best of Houzz 2015’ 01.21.2015

Durham, USA, January 20, 2015 – Bizios Architect of Durham, North Carolina has been awarded “Best Of Houzz for Design” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design ideas. The award winning architecture firm was chosen by Houzz users from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals. “We at Bizios Architect are devoted to creating value for our clients through personalized, high caliber

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Under Construction 01.19.2015

Under Construction 01.19.2015

Three diverse projects are under construction notwithstanding the winter weather.   Orange County Residence: Contractor: Owner     Halifax County Residence & Dog Training Facility: Contractor: Carolina Building Systems, John Jenkins Project Manager  Photographs courtesy of John Jenkins     Chapel Hill Residence Addition: Contractor: D.W. Roberts Construction

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Happy Holidays from the Bizios Team 12.23.2014

Happy Holidays from the Bizios Team 12.23.2014

Wishing you happy holidays from everyone here at Bizios Architect! -Georgia, Brian, Katie, Nancy, Emmie, Julio & Jonas   Greek Isles (2014) Quilt by Nancy Jenkins Partial View, Original Size 6’x6′ Photograph by John Jenkins

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Time for Change 12.01.2014

Time for Change 12.01.2014

An important and enjoyable aspect of our work is giving new life to existing houses. Summer of 2014 was a time for new beginnings for two of our favorite families and their homes.  Bizios Architect designed the renovations of both Chapel Hill Residences. The owners of the “Sycamore House” needed to move and put their beloved home on the market.  It sold within a month and now another family is

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Bizios Team 11.19.2014

Happy Thanksgiving from the Bizios Team 11.19.2014

With grateful good wishes to our friends, clients, and collaborators, we hope you have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday. – The Bizios Team   Photo courtesy of Harriet Holderness

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NCSU Cabin Design Studio Featured in Spring 2014 Issue of Design Life 11.18.2014

NCSU Cabin Design Studio Featured in Spring 2014 Issue of Design Life 11.18.2014

Georgia Bizios often uses cabin design as a building type to teach students about designing for human experience responding to site characteristics.  The work of one of the studios was featured on page 35 in the Spring 2014 Issue of Design Life, a publication of the NC State University College of Design. To read more: http://issuu.com/designislife/docs/designlife_winter2014

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A Lasting Legacy at the University of Minnesota 11.13.2014

A Lasting Legacy at the University of Minnesota 11.13.2014

The Colonial Dames Scholarship at the University of Minnesota supports international exchanges and brings added cultural diversity to the university.  Since the 1950’s, the scholarship has helped more than 800 students from 90 countries, providing over a half million dollars in support.  Georgia Bizios was featured in a recent publication of former recipients of the scholarship that highlights their accomplishments and careers.  See the content of the publication below (click

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Bizios Architect Featured in Cabin Life Magazine 11.10.2014

Bizios Architect Featured in Cabin Life Magazine 11.10.2014

Check out the Haw River Retreat that was featured in the June 2014 Issue of Cabin Life Magazine.  See the digital issue online at http://www.cabinlife.com/. Photo: © Mike Mills

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Public Interest Design at UNCG 11.05.2014

Public Interest Design at UNCG 11.05.2014

Katie Wakeford enjoyed a recent opportunity to visit the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Department of Interior Architecture where she serves on the Board of Advisors. In 2014, the department launched the Center for Community-Engaged Design. As their website describes, “The Center for Community-Engaged Design is an interdisciplinary research center that fosters community/university partnerships for meaningful research and design of the built and natural environments…CC-ED collaborates with community partners,

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Brian visits Marvin Window & Door factory 10.07.2014

Brian visits Marvin Window & Door factory 10.07.2014

Brian had the unique educational opportunity to visit the Marvin Window & Door Factory in Warroad, Minnesota, located six miles from the Canadian border on beautiful Lake of the Woods.  Marvin is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of custom wood window and door products. A tour of the plant gave him a first hand view of the production process from rough lumber through the moment the windows are loaded

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Office Outing at Iron & Wine Concert! 09.30.2014

Office Outing at Iron & Wine Concert! 09.30.2014

The Bizios Architect team enjoyed a night out at the Iron & Wine concert.  The concert was part of the NC Museum of Art’s Summer Concert Series, and was extremely well-attended.  It was a beautiful night to enjoy some great music! Photos: © Bizios Architect

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NC Homes 06.23.2014

Choosing the Right Architect? Georgia was recently interviewed by North Carolina Homes, one of the top sites for North Carolina homes for sale, including Durham, NC real estate.

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Vote for Bull City’s Best!! 04.07.2014

Vote for Bull City’s Best!! 04.07.2014

We’re nominated for Bull City’s Best Architecture Firm! If you wish to vote for us, go to Durham Mag’s website. Hurry: voting ends May 1st!! Click HERE to vote!!    

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Celebrating with a Reading & Reception 03.12.2014

Celebrating with a Reading & Reception 03.12.2014

We were happy to have Dale Mulfinger, author of Back to the Cabin, in town for the weekend.  Every seat was filled at local bookstore, FlyLeaf Books, as he spoke about the inspiration for his book.  It was a pleasure to see and visit with many friends at the reception that followed.  A perfect day and venue for thinking about designing and building good places for people to live.  Check

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Design Your World 02.25.2014

Design Your World 02.25.2014

Georgia was pleased to participate in a recent public forum. More about it from the NC Museum of Natural Sciences web site: “Design Your World!” is a special panel presentation and discussion in the SECU Daily Planet Theater “How can design be used to shape the world’s limited resources into healthier, safer and better conditions? How does design address the critical issues that challenge your community? Come and see how

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Second to the right, and straight on till morning! 02.14.2014

Second to the right, and straight on till morning! 02.14.2014

Enjoy a fantastic company of local dancers in the upcoming production of Peter Pan, February 22 and 23 at Chapel Hill High School. Our own Katie Wakeford is one of the choreographers and a member of Chapel Hill Dance Theater’s artistic staff.  For more information, check out the links below!  (Photo by Mark Schultz, News & Observer) Link to Chapel Hill News Article Link to Facebook Event February 22, 2014 Link to Facebook Event February

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Happy Holidays! 12.16.2013

Happy Holidays! 12.16.2013

Happy holidays and best wishes for 2014!! -Georgia, Brian, Katie, Jonas, Nancy & Emmie

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Check us out on Houzz!! 12.11.2013

Check us out on Houzz!! 12.11.2013

We have recently joined the Houzz community! Click here to check out Bizios Architect on Houzz, and browse the slideshow below. Bizios Architect Featured on Houzz

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Beyond Style 12.06.2013

  We are pleased that AIA North Carolina is currently sponsoring a residential design series titled How We Live. Georgia was invited to participate and spoke about how quality architectural design transcends stylistic labels and creates homes that enhance the quality of our lives. To hear more: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEX4PDu4UD0&feature=youtu.be&a In particular, listen to Georgia discuss the importance of capturing natural light at 13:30 in the above video. The next (and final)

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Bizios Team 11.27.2013

Happy Thanksgiving from the Bizios Team 11.27.2013

With grateful good wishes to our friends, clients, and collaborators, we hope you have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday. – The Bizios Team    

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HATS OFF!! 11.22.2013

HATS OFF!! 11.22.2013

Katie continues her volunteering with Our Children’s Place, a private nonprofit agency committed to the children of incarcerated parents. Here are two ways you can get involved! Visit Parker & Otis and see the “Random Hats of Kindness” display in their Duke Street window.  Attend the upcoming “Hats Off to the Kids” Celebration at Carolina Inn on Sunday, December 1. Bizios Architect is pleased to support the event by contributing

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Back to the Cabin! 11.20.2013

Back to the Cabin! 11.20.2013

Wonderful news, our Haw River Retreat is featured in the newly released book Back to the Cabin by Dale Mulfinger (Taunton Press, 2013). Full of charming and inspiring getaways and hideouts, the book would make a wonderful gift for anyone dreaming of designing and building a special retreat. Read a review from the Wall Street Journal or get your copy at the Taunton Store.    

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AIA NC How We Live Series 11.12.2013

AIA NC How We Live Series 11.12.2013

The AIA NC will host three panel discussions on residential architecture at the Center for Architecture.  Georgia will be one of the presenters on Saturday November 16 at 10 a.m. on the topic of “Today’s Home: Flexible, Efficient and Connected.” To find out more details about the program go to http://www.cfadnc.org/#events. The lectures are free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Bizios NCSU Students Win Cabin Design Competition 11.01.2013

Bizios NCSU Students Win Cabin Design Competition 11.01.2013

  Students in Georgia’s studio last semester designed cabins for specific clients and sites in North Carolina.  Their work, a competition with a University of Minnesota studio taught by Dale Mulfinger of SALA Architects, was featured in the October issue of Cabin Life Magazine.  This is the second year of the competition and the second time NC State students were selected as winning entries by the magazine’s readers. Renderings courtesy

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Haw River Retreat recognized by the AIA North Carolina 10.23.2013

Haw River Retreat recognized by the AIA North Carolina 10.23.2013

We are pleased to announce that the Haw River Retreat, designed by Bizios Architect, was recognized by the AIA North Carolina for design excellence. The vacation home in Pittsboro, NC received a 2013 Merit Award. We want to express our appreciation to homeowners Kitty and Jim Delany for their trust and enthusiasm during the design and construction process, and to Robert Harndon, general contractor. Check out this link to watch

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