North Carolina Architects and Builders - A Biographical Dictionary

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North Carolina Architects & Builders

This biographical dictionary highlights architects and builders who have produced North Carolina's architecture for more than 300 years. A brief biography plus a building list traces each person's work in the state. This is a growing website, with many more entries still to be added. We invite users to send corrections and updated information to enhance the site.

Fitzgibbon, James W. (1915-1985)

George and Beth Paschal House [Raleigh]

One of the founding faculty members of the School of Design at North Carolina State University, a pioneer in the design and fabrication of geodesic structures, and a talented residential designer, James W. Fitzgibbon (August 6, 1915-April 7, 1985) exemplified the spirit of architectural innovation that blossomed in the United States in the mid-20th century. Working with a variety of collaborators, he created a varied but distinctive body of architectural work that helped shape Raleigh's image as a center of modernist design. James Walter Fitzgibbon was born on August 6, 1915, in Omaha, Nebraska, where his father Frank was...

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Dorton Arena, Raleigh
Matthew Nowicki, architect

Notable Quotes

"You know, they say around that I walked to Charlotte barefooted. Well, that's a lie. I had shoes on."

Jones, J. A. (1869-1950)

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