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FIRM PROFILE
HISTORY - North Carolina architect Kenneth Hobgood, FAIA, founded Kenneth E. Hobgood Architects in 1992 as a full-service architectural firm committed to creating timeless, innovative, modern design across all building types. Since then, the firm’s work has received multiple design awards from the American Institute of Architects’ North Carolina chapter, the South Atlantic Region, and the Triangle section. The firm’s modernist projects have been published in national and international journals and have been exhibited in the United States, Japan, Italy, the Netherlands, England, and Germany.

MODERN VISION - To us, Modernism is not a style but a passion and a deep-seated sensibility. We bring the timeless tenets of modern, contemporary architecture to bear on each of our projects, using clean lines, clarity of form and volume, honesty in materials, and emphasis on texture. Our inspiration for each project comes from the client, natural site, and consultant team, and we develop a form, volume, and expression of materials unique to that project.

SUSTAINABILITY - As contemporary architects, we are also aware of the importance of sustainable design and construction and the need to conserve natural resources. Sustainability is a component in all of our projects through careful site analysis and building orientation, choice of materials, and specification of energy-efficient mechanical equipment and appliances.

SERVICES - Kenneth E. Hobgood Architects’ award-winning work is produced by a team of four to eight architects and associates who value and maintain a close collaboration with our clients, consultants, and all stakeholders in a project. Regardless of size or budget, each of our projects is extremely important to us and worthy of the finest and most innovative modern architecture we can design – from a small retail space or residential renovation to a grand museum, library, or corporate headquarters. Our reputation is defined by how successfully we complete our most recent projects and how pleased our clients are with those projects.

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PEOPLE
KENNETH HOBGOOD, FAIA - PRINCIPAL
Kenneth Hobgood grew up in Smithfield, North Carolina. He received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Kentucky in 1977 and a Master of Architecture degree from Yale University in 1980. At the University of Kentucky’s College of Design, he studied under Julian Fuentes (chief architectural assistant to modernist master Le Corbusier), Daniel Libeskind, Fred Koetter, Clyde Carpenter, and Pucci Dallerba. Before he founded Kenneth E. Hobgood Architects in Raleigh, NC in 1992, he worked under the direction of Mack Scogin at Heery International in Atlanta (now principal of Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects) and Roger Clark, FAIA, at O’Brien Atkins in Research Triangle Park, NC. He has served as visiting critic at Auburn University, Carnegie Mellon, Georgia Tech, and the University of Kentucky, and has been an adjunct professor of architecture at North Carolina State University’s College of Design since 1988.

In 1997, Kenneth received the Kamphoefner Prize from the NCSU College of Design for “consistent integrity and devotion to modern architecture.” With a $10,000 cash award, the prize is considered the most prestigious award a modernist architect can receive in the state of North Carolina. In 2008, he was inducted into the AIA’s elite College of Fellows. As a Fellow, he is recognized nationally for his progressive, conceptual body of work in modern architecture.

ROBERT THOMAS, AIA - PRINCIPAL
Prior to joining Kenneth E. Hobgood Architects in 2004, Bob spent four years as a lead project designer with The Freelon Group in Durham, NC, even though he was the youngest associate in the 55-person firm. He also served as that firm’s office design team leader and played a lead design role in several of the office's most significant projects. At Kenneth E. Hobgood Architects, Bob is a principal, close collaborator with Kenneth, and an integral part of all design work and project development in the office. Since 2000, Bob has served as a lead designer on projects that have received a total of 15 design awards from the American Institute of Architects and the International Interior Design Association. In 2007, he received AIA North Carolina’s Young Architect Scholarship. In 2008 he received the Boston Society of Architects’ Young Architect Award.

In addition to his professional experience, Bob also holds a regular position as an adjunct faculty member at the NCSU College of Design, where he teaches modern architectural design studios. He has been invited to participate in both faculty and alumni exhibitions and regularly serves as an invited critic for design reviews at the College of Design. He has also served as a guest critic at Duke University, Lawrence Technological University, and at the University of Michigan.

ALAN TIN - SENIOR ARCHITECT
Alan Tin is a third generation Chinese-American. After completing his education in Hong Kong, he worked for 10 years in the garment industry as a stylist and merchandiser. In May of 1999, Alan completed his studies in Construction Technology with high distinction. He graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2004 with a Master of Architecture degree after remaining on the Dean’s List throughout his six years there.  Alan taught the first-year design studio while pursuing his Master of Architecture studies, and also he won the AIA Henry Adams Medal for excellence in architecture and completed his studies as the highest ranked student in his class.

Kenneth E. Hobgood Architects recruited Alan as a summer intern in 2003 and he joined the firm in October of 2004. Alan has served as project architect for the Villa Al Bahar in Kuwait, and has helped in several of the firm’s major, most innovative and minimalist projects, including the Trios Restaurant in Atlanta, the Aldridge Residence in Raleigh, the Bugg Residence in Durham, the Collins Residence in Raleigh, and the Hansen House in Durham.

PAUL HOBGOOD - DESIGN ASSOCIATE
Paul Hobgood was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and has lived in Kentucky, Connecticut, Georgia, and North Carolina. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1998 with a Bachelor of Art degree in History, he worked at CNN Sports Illustrated in Atlanta as a production assistant.

In 2003, Paul attended Career Discovery at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. In 2004 he enrolled in North Carolina State University’s College of Design. He graduated with a Masters in Architecture in 2008. He was a finalist for the Kamphoefner Honor Fellowship, an annual award that recognizes the College’s outstanding Master of Architecture student. 

Paul has worked at Kenneth E. Hobgood Architects since 2004. He has served as a design architect on a number of the firm’s innovative, modern, award-winning projects, including the Beanie + Cecil retail store, the Lee Jones House, and the Aldridge Residence. He was also one of the lead designers on the firm’s submission to the NC AIA headquarters building design competition.

LYNN HOBGOOD - MARKETING DIRECTOR
Born in Westport, Connecticut, Lynn graduated from the University of South Florida in 1974 with highest distinction. Her early career was in child development and education. Since 1998, she has worked as marketing director and office manager for Kenneth E. Hobgood Architects.

Lynn has been directly involved in a number of the firm’s architecture projects, providing consultation on finishes, color selection and coordination, and texture and materials selections.

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AWARDS & HONORS
2012 - AIA Triangle - Honor Award | Collins House, Raleigh, NC

SARC South Atlantic AIA - Honor Award | Collins House, Raleigh, NC

SARC South Atlantic AIA - Honor Award | Lee Jones House, Raleigh, NC

2011 - AIA Triangle - Merit Award | Lee Jones House, Raleigh, NC

AIA Triangle - Merit Award | Aldridge House, Raleigh, NC

2010 - AIA NC - Merit Award | Lee Jones House, Raleigh, NC

2009 - AIA Triangle - Merit Award | Lee Jones House, Raleigh, NC

AIA Triangle - Merit Award | Trois Restaurant, Atlanta, GA

AIA NC - Merit Award | Wellons House, Smithfield, NC

2008 - AIA NC - Merit Award | Beanie + Cecil baby, Raleigh, NC

AIA Triangle - Merit Award | Beanie + Cecil baby, Raleigh, NC

AIA NC Headquarters Competition - 3rd place

Kenneth Hobgood Inducted into National AIA College of Fellows

2007 - AIA NC - Honor Award | Trois Restaurant, Atlanta, GA

AIA NC - Merit Award | Aldridge House Addition, Raleigh, NC

2006 - SARC South Atlantic AIA - Honor Award | Paletz Moi House, Durham, NC

SARC South Atlantic AIA - Merit Award | Gravely Khatchatoorian House , Chapel Hill, NC

2005 - AIA NC - Merit Award | Villa al Bahar, Kuwait City, Kuwait

AIA Triangle - Honor Award | Gravely Khatchatoorian House , Chapel Hill, NC

AIA Triangle - Honor Award | Philips House, North Wilkesboro, NC

AIA Triangle - Merit Award | Villa al Bahar, Kuwait City, Kuwait

2004 - SARC South Atlantic AIA - Merit Award | Plush Shoe Store, Raleigh, NC

AIA NC - Merit Award | Philips House, North Wilkesboro, NC

2003 - AIA NC - Merit Award | Paletz Moi House, Durham, NC

2002 - AIA NC - Honor Award | Plush Shoe Store, Raleigh, NC

2001 - AIA NC - Honor Award | Medco Corporate Offices, Reasearch Triangle Park, NC

2000 - AIA Triangle - Honor Award | Paletz Moi House, Durham, NC

1999 - AIA Triangle - Honor Award | Paletz Moi House, Durham, NC

1998 - SARC South Atlantic AIA - Honor Award | 100 Hermitage Road, Charlotte, NC

1997 - AIA Isoceles - Honor Award | Student Activity Center, APA, Kinston, NC

AIA Isoceles - Honor Award | 409 Hillsborough Street Offices, Raleigh, NC

AIA Isoceles - Honor Award | Henderson Muir Photography, Raleigh, NC

AIA NC - Honor Award | Henderson Muir Photography, Raleigh, NC

Triangle Architecture - Honor Award | Allenton Office Building, Raleigh, NC

Kamphoefner Prize - Awarded to an NC Architect who has:

“demonstrated a consistent integrity and devotion over an acceptable period of time to further the modern movement of architecture”

1996 - AIA NC - Honor Award | Winston Salem State University, Student Activity Center, Winston Salem, NC

AIA NC - Honor Award | 100 Hermitage Road, Charlotte, NC

SARC South Atlantic AIA - Honor Award | Pressbox and Bleachers, APA, Kinston, NC

1995 - AIA NC - Merit Award | Amick Garage Addition, Atlanta, GA

AIA NC - Honor Award | City Market Design, Raleigh, NC

1994 - SARC South Atlantic AIA - Honor Award | 409 Hillsborough Street Offices, Raleigh, NC

AIA NC - Merit Award | 409 Hillsborough Street Offices, Raleigh, NC

SARC South Atlantic AIA - Honor Award | 100 Hermitage Road, Charlotte, NC

AIA NC - Honor Award | Pressbox and Bleachers, APA, Kinston, NC

1993 - AIA Isoceles - Honor Award | 409 Hillsborough Street Offices, Raleigh, NC

AIA Isoceles - Honor Award | House at Lake Hyco, Person County, NC

AIA Isoceles - Honor Award | Atlanta Office Building, Atlanta, GA

AIA NC - Honor Award | Borroughs Wellcome South Building, Research Triangle Park, NC

1992 - AIA Isoceles - Honor Award | Garden Pavilions, Raleigh, NC

AIA Isoceles - Honor Award | Henderson Muir Photography, Raleigh, NC

AIA NC - Honor Award | Henderson Muir Photography, Raleigh, NC

Triangle Architecture - Honor Award | Allenton Office Building, Raleigh, NC

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PUBLICATIONS & EXHIBITIONS
2010 - North Carolina Magazine, Architecture Awards Issue, 2010

2009 - Gravely Khatchatoorian House | Architectural Digest, March 2009

Paletz-Moi House | “Living in a Work of Art”, News and Observer, February 2009

Hong Kong Design Institute | Elevating Design, HKDI Design Competition

2008 - Paletz-Moi House | News and Observer, March 29 2008

Gravely Khatchatoorian House | News and Observer, February 16 2008

Annual Awards Issues, Metro Magazine

2007 - Trois Restaurant | “Atlanta Hot Spots, Elina Fuhrman, InStyle Magazine, September 2007

Trois Restaurant | Restaurant of the Year, Altanta Magazine, August 2007

Trois Restaurant | Atlanta Journal Constitiution, January 2007

Gravely Khatchatoorian House | Glass House: Building for Open Living, Thames and Hudson London, 2007

2006 - Paletz Moi House | North Carolina Magazine, Architecture Awards Issue, 2006

2005 - Villa al Bahar | North Carolina Magazine, Architecture Awards Issue, 2005

2004 - Plush Shoes | North Carolina Magazine, Architecture Awards Issue, 2004

2003 - Paletz Moi House | North Carolina Magazine, Architecture Awards Issue, 2003

Paletz Moi House | Exhibition: The North Carolina School

Paletz Moi House | Designers Design for Designers, Diane Lea, Metro Magazine, November 2003

Gravely Khatchatoorian House | The New American House 4, James Trulove and Il Kim, Whitney Library of Design, NY

The Great Egyptian Museum | The Grand Egyptian Museum Cmpetition, Dr. Yassar Mansour, Cairo, Egypt

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