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Builder & Architect Team

Architects

Arielle Condoret Schechter, AIA, is a licensed, registered architect based in Chapel Hill, NC, who specializes in Modernist, energy-efficient buildings with a focus on passive houses, Net Zero houses, and Micropolis® Houses,  the collection of modern, sustainable tiny house plans she designed. A “green” architect long before the concept became mainstream, Arielle’s work has been featured in numerous publications and on a host of design blogs. Most recently, Green Building & Design magazine named her the summer’ of 2020’s “Architect to Watch.” She is a lifelong environmentalist and animal advocate. She lives in Chapel Hill with her husband, Arnie, and an assortment of foster animals in a Modern house she designed.

For more information see: www.acsarchitect.com

Jay Fulkerson, Architect, PLLC, is a full-service architectural firm.  Jay has been a registered architect for over 35 years and has practiced in Chapel Hill, North Carolina since 1988, bringing a wealth of experience in sustainability and energy efficiency in design and construction.  His designs stress an attention to orientation with regards to the sun’s daily and seasonal path to create airy, natural light filled spaces that minimize energy expenses and material costs over the long term. Jay’s emphasis is always on understanding and interpreting the wants and needs of the client; the client’s ideas combined with Jay’s extensive design, construction, and green building technologies experience are the key to a successful final product that fits the client’s budget. 

For more information see:  www.jfarch.com

Builders

Kevin Murphy, President and Founder of Newphire Building Corp.  –  Kevin is a Licensed General Contractor, a Certified Passive House Builder, a member of the Passive House Alliance and a member of the Durham, Orange, Chatham Home Builders Association High Performance Homes Council. 

Newphire specializes in ultra-energy efficient, new homes that are built to the rigorous Passive House building standards.  Newphire is passionate about building beautiful, comfortable, high-performance homes that canachieve net-zero energy status.  Kevin has served as project manager on three Certified Passive Houses in the state of North Carolina and, to date, has built 11 net-zero energy homes in the Triangle.  Newphire Building was founded to build energy efficient homes, and is thankful that there is a receptive market of clients that appreciate the increased quality and durability, as well as the lower operating costs over time.

For more information see: www.newphirebuilding.com

Jenny Hoffman, owner and principal designer at J. Hoffman Studio, is a residential/commercial architectural designer and licensed general contractor.  Jenny is a member of the Durham, Orange, Chatham Home Builders Association High Performance Homes Council and has been featured as an innovative woman builder in the Triangle.  J. Hoffman Studio is a full-service Design+Build firm located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  They offer start to finish design/construction of custom homes and renovations as well as a la carte residential and light commercial design services.

For more information see: www.jhoffmanstudio.com

Founded in 1968, Deltec Homes is a family-owned company based out of Asheville, NC. We began as Delta Technologies and primarily built round homes for resort communities. As more and more guests of these resorts inquired about building their own round home, business shifted from commercial to residential. In 1995, founder Robert Kinser changed the name to Deltec Homes. Today, over 85% of our homes are residential and best known for their energy efficiency and hurricane resistance. Offering round, traditional and modern prefabricated kits, our homes are designed to provide a healthy and comfortable environment while protecting you and your family. Our commitment to excellence drives us to build each home to outperform all others in terms of quality, sustainability and strength. It’s also this commitment that enabled us to receive our B Corporation Certification in 2016, an honor that verifies the commitment not only be the best in the world, but the best for the world.

For more information see: www.deltechomes.com