Our staff is a team of energetic design professionals committed to providing quality service to our clients.  The TightLines team is comprised of individuals who bring unique talents and interests to the table, while sharing a common goal of providing the highest level of design to single and multi-family projects. 

Our design background ranges from small house additions and historic renovations to multi-family housing and a number of other project types including faith-based, community, office, restaurant, medical and hospitality buildings. Our technical expertise rounds out our design experience and gives us the proper grounding to take on just about any design challenge that comes our way.

David Maurer, Principal

David Maurer, AIA, LEED AP Principal

University of Washington, Master of Architecture

Virginia Tech, Bachelor of Architecture


David Maurer is a LEED Accredited Professional and a member of the North Carolina Board of Architecture, American Institute of Architects, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, Preservation North Carolina, and National Trust for Historic Preservation.  In addition to being directly responsible for designing home plans at TightLines Designs, award-winning architect and owner David Maurer also offers extensive consulting services for municipalities, developers and builders regarding community design, green architecture and historic revitalization. David frequently lectures at conferences on sustainability topics and the NC Rehab Code. He is available to serve a national client base on a range of topics including developing new and revitalized communities, master planning, historic neighborhood infill and conservation land planning.

Becky Bascom, Project Architect

Becky Bascom  Project Architect

North Carolina State University, Master of Architecture

University of Maryland at College Park, Bachelor of Science in Architecture


Becky brings 9 years of architectural experience to TightLines Designs.  With a background in single family home design, she is well versed in the materials, systems, forms and needs of residential construction.  Becky has touched on a wide variety of project types, but has recently focused her efforts on multi-family projects, including cohousing and senior and family affordable housing.  Her experience with multi-family building types consists of mixed-use buildings, apartment buildings, townhouse developments, single family developments, and related buildings, such as club houses and common houses.   Project Highlights:  Poyner Spring Senior Living Community, Summerdale Apartments, Davie Street Triplex, Avalon Court Cohousing Community, Eason Weekend House

Craig Bethel, Project Architect

Craig Bethel  Project Architect

North Carolina State University, Master of Architecture

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Bachelor of Architecture


After his undergraduate studies at UNC-Charlotte, Craig interned with a Raleigh based architecture firm for over two years where he managed a variety of residential, commercial and municipal projects. During this time, he developed a growing interest in residential design and decided to attend NC State’s graduate architecture program to focus his studies on affordable housing and its potential for creating healthy and safe communities. His final thesis was an investigation of the various elements of affordable housing including regional and adaptable design, construction methods and sustainability. He explored the ways in which the successful implementation of these projects become critical in affordable housing development. Craig’s passion for affordable housing is based on the principle that all people should have access to safe, healthy and economically sustainable housing and that this concept not only benefits individuals, but rather greater society.

Rebecca Morris, Project Manager

Rebecca Morris Project Manager

North Carolina State University, Bachelor of Architecture

North Carolina State University, Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture


Rebecca graduated from North Carolina State University, receiving her degree in Environmental Design in Architecture in 2011, and her Bachelor of Architecture in 2012. In the fall of 2010, she studied abroad in Prague, Czech Republic. Her semester-long project focused on the redevelopment of a communist-era neighborhood, which sparked her interest in both community development and affordable housing. After graduation and prior to working at TightLines, she worked for six months as an intern for a small, residential architecture firm in Durham, NC. At TightLines, Rebecca focuses on affordable senior and multi-family community projects, as well as single-family homes across the Southeast. Rebecca provides design support for both TightLines Designs and its commercial affiliate, Maurer Architecture.

Meredith Kirkpatrick, Project Manager

Meredith Kirkpatrick Project Manager

North Carolina State University, Master of Architecture

North Carolina State University, Bachelor of Architecture

North Carolina State University, Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture


After graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2010, Meredith moved to Asheville, North Carolina where she became involved in several small-town community development projects. This experience eventually led Meredith back to NC State to pursue a Master's degree where she completed her thesis on community-oriented architecture. She began working at TightLines during her final semester, and has continued to pursue community design work focusing on affordable housing. Meredith is passionate about equitable and socially responsible design, and continues to stay active in the downtown Raleigh community.

Rob Sarle, Project Architect

Rob Sarle  Project Architect

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Master of Architecture

Hamilton College, BA Political Science


Rob Sarle has 8 years of experience in the architectural field and 2 years experience in construction and construction litigation.  His architectural experience began in a small residential and historic preservation firm in Columbia, South Carolina. He joined the Maurer team after working 3 years with a national firm headquartered in Charlotte.  Rob has extensive experience in all phases of residential and commercial architecture, from schematic design and programming through construction close-out.

Mike Morrison, Project Architect

Mike Morrison  Project Architect

Savannah College of Design, Master of Architecture


Michael Morrison has 17 years of experience working in the architectural field.  He worked for several firms while living in New Haven, Connecticut before relocating to North Carolina and working at Maurer Architecture.  His work in Connecticut focused on historic preservation and rehabilitation, which included residential, municipal and faith-based projects. He also has experience working on new construction multi-family projects.  Mike provides design support for TightLines with a primary focus on religious buildings and residential projects. Projects in his portfolio include the Raleigh-based All Saints Chapel restoration and Linden Duplex Apartment restoration, as well as the S. Third Street commercial/residential restoration in Smithfield.

Lori Clay, Office Manager

Lori Page  Office Manager

Meredith College, BA


Referred to as the "Mother Hen" of the office, Lori is the company office manager and bookkeeper. She earned her degree from Meredith College and has worked in the Raleigh area her entire career, first joining Maurer Architecture in 2006. She loves the day to day challenges the architectural field encompasses, as well as the rewards of working with a group of wonderful co-workers. Lori has extensive bookkeeping and sales/marketing experience. At Maurer and TightLines, Lori is responsible for supervising office activities to achieve maximum expense control and productivity, and develops its policies and procedures. Outside the office, Lori acts as housekeeper for two dogs and two cats, and is also the mother of two great adult children who keep her young at heart and spirit. She describes them as the things that make life wonderful.