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About Us2018-06-13T10:34:56+00:00

TightLines Designs is a socially responsible architecture firm whose mission is to provide eco-friendly, quality affordable housing design solutions. From single family community development to elderly and supportive multi-family housing, we are committed to creating great places to live.

TightLines Designs

115.5 East Hargett St, Suite 300,
Raleigh, NC 27601

Phone: 919-834-3600

Since 2005, TightLines Designs has provided home designs and architectural consulting services.  The company is well-respected as a leading national authority on responsible infill design.  Commitment to sustainable and healthy communities is our passion. We provide customers with well-designed and affordable home plans to meet their individual needs. TightLines homes deliver curb appeal, environmental sensitivity and livability in an efficient and affordable footprint. Our services include creating plans that are in-stock and ready-to-build– from individual houses to complete neighborhoods. Our plans are distinct, unique and always customizable.

Our clients include developers, builders, municipalities, non-profit agencies and homeowners, many of whom rely exclusively and repeatedly on TightLines Designs for home plans and design services. Our home designs have been constructed all over the nation and in Canada. They have been built in historic and new neighborhoods to meet the dynamic needs of urban revitalization and affordable housing initiatives, as well as those of downsizing retirees, young families and people with disabilities.

 Our Team.

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, AIA, LEED AP
David Maurer, AIA, LEED APPrincipal
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
Becky BascomProject 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
Craig BethelProject 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
Rebecca MorrisProject Architect
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.

Brooke Tate
Brooke TateProject Manager
Bachelor of Science in Architecture,
Georgia Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Architecture,
North Carolina State University

Brooke is passionate about working with people and figuring out how to create their ideal space. Her projects include single-family residential, adaptive re-use and historic preservation. She loves watching her three boys play sports, spending time in the mountains, and playing with her dog Frère.

Lori Page
Lori PageOffice 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.