Jim Goodmon, CEO of Capitol Broadcasting Company, presented as the keynote speaker at the 30th annual Sir Walter Raleigh Awards on Tuesday, October 9th. Goodmon spoke to a crowd of more than 200 attendees about the critical role good design and community appearance play in creating economic success. He explained that the award ceremonies were as much an economic development gathering as a celebration of community. “You are creating a sense of place, which every community needs to have if it is going to be successful,” Goodmon said.
This year’s award recipients included a diverse group of projects that contribute to the quality of life in Raleigh. Among those recognized, State Street Village (developed by non-profit Builders of Hope in partnership with the City of Raleigh) received the award in the Residential category. TightLines President David Maurer was contracted by the City of Raleigh’s Community Development Department to provide architectural consulting services for the project. Among his responsibilities, Maurer reviews individual home plans and elevations prior to construction, attends inspections and weekly site vists, and provides construction administration. Maurer gives particular consideration to architectural details including proportion and aesthetic variations.
TightLines Design’s commercial affiliate Maurer Architecture provided design services for another project recognized at the awards ceremony. The Carolina Trust Building in downtown Raleigh was presented with the Historic Preservation/Rehabilitation award.