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Cunningham | Quill to Expand With New Office In Charlotte, North Carolina

Updated: Dec 8, 2022

Cunningham | Quill Architects is pleased to announce the expansion of its services with the opening of a new office in Charlotte, North Carolina. Principal David Coxson, AIA, NCARB will lead the effort to grow the firm’s presence in Charlotte and the Southeast region.

The Charlotte office is located at 112 South Tryon Street in the heart of the city’s downtown
The Charlotte office is located at 112 South Tryon Street in the heart of the city’s downtown
We are eager to be a part of Charlotte’s effort to preserve its architectural heritage and character, and look forward to continuing our work to develop a strong, dynamic, and successful office in this great city.” Ralph Cunningham, FAIA

Since its founding in 1996 by Ralph Cunningham, FAIA, and Lee Quill, FAIA, CNU, Cunningham | Quill Architects has amassed a diverse and award-winning portfolio that includes adaptive reuse and preservation, commercial, institutional, higher education, affordable housing, multifamily and single family residential, as well as urban design and master planning projects. We approach all our work with purpose and as a true partner to the client, identifying context and design opportunities, collaborating with the community, and executing a design rigor from concept through project completion. Our success has led to recognition from peers and industry leaders as we have received more than 140 local and national design awards, including 87 AIA chapter awards.

David Coxson, AIA, NCARB
David Coxson, AIA, NCARB

Leading the new office, Principal David Coxson, AIA, NCARB unites this established office ethos with more than 15 years of experience in leading award-winning residential, institutional and commercial projects. When David moved with his family to Charlotte, the principals at Cunningham | Quill began a discussion about possible expansion. “I am thrilled for this opportunity and excited to introduce the Cunningham | Quill values and design excellence to the Charlotte community. The ability to bring proven planning and architectural expertise to Charlotte in the execution of complex urban infill and adaptive reuse projects, missing middle housing, affordable housing, as well as bespoke custom homes is important to me as a resident and an architect. We want to make meaningful, impactful and lasting architecture here,“ says David.

We are excited to open an office in the heart of Charlotte, a city with a rich history and a depth of design talent that is uniquely positioned to experience sustained growth,” Lee Quill, FAIA, CNU

David has collaborated with numerous city agencies, community advocates, non-profit and private developers, institutions, and landowners. He holds a Master of Architecture from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University and is an active member of The American Institute of Architects (AIA), historic preservation groups and other local community industry organizations.

Contact David at for more information on how Cunningham | Quill Architects can support your next project in the Southeast region.

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