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ABOUT US

LSV was established over 55 years ago, and is the oldest operating architectural firm in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

We offer a full range of architectural services including building design, interiors, and master planning. On the following pages you will see our resume is extensive and varied. We do both public and private work, from schools to fine custom homes and everything in between. Our work is honored by awards from both design and construction agencies, and the repeat clients we value so much.

LSV does not believe in being limited to designing specialty buildings but in designing buildings that are special. We capture the essence of each project's surrounding environment and each client's needs and resources, resulting in architectural solutions that are permanent, safe, economical and enriching.

Chris Frank, AIA - Managing Partner
Chris Frank
Chris Frank is a graduate of UNC Charlotte's College of Design and has a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Florida. He brings over 20 years of private practice experience to LSV.
Dan Hicks, AIA - Project Architect
Dan Hicks
Dan Hicks is a graduate of North Carolina State University's College of Design, and has over 30 years of experience in practice and teaching. He is recognized for his technical expertise in both public and private sector work.
Wayne McGary, AIA - Project Architect
Wayne McGary
Wayne McGary’s soft-spoken nature does not suggest the intensity with which he approaches design. Wayne is an excellent architect with over 35 years experience, much of it with public facilities. He has a Bachelor of Architecture from Case Western University and a Masters in Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University.
Walter Vick, AIA - Consulting Architect
Walter Vick
Walter Vick is an honors graduate from the College of Design at NC State University and an award-winning designer, with over 35 years of experience.  He is proud to have a positive impact on the community, of the many letters of commendation from clients, and the fact that over 70% of the firm’s work is repeat business from former clients. Walter's years of experience with design innovation, positive client relationships and timely project delivery will help guide LSV
Joyce Bowling - Office Manager
Joyce Bowling
Joyce has been with the firm for over 9 years and is an integral part of The LSV Partnership. Her friendly demeanor and positive energy are evident in her everyday management of the office and communication with our clients, consultants, and contractors. Joyce is a graduate of the University of Louisville.

 

 

 

 

CAPABILITIES

 

 

 

Municipal

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Cumberland County Department of Social Services

 

State-of-the–art five-story “smart” building provides a new home for up to 700 staff and thousands of clients. Building designed for low maintenance and maximum flexibility but still cost less than a new high school to build. “House within a house” concept, central sky-lit stair atria, graphics and color-coding simplify “way-finding” for clients and help to “de-institutionalize” this large facility. In addition to architectural design, services provided included master planning, programming, telecommunications design, landscape design, traffic analysis, civil engineering, and special lighting design. Gross area 251,000 SF.

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Public Works Commission Operations Center

 

This LEED Gold building is another “smart building” on the LSV designed campus providing office, training, and meeting space for Water Resources and Electrical divisions of PWC. First floor houses construction services for both water/sewer and electrical departments with training facilities for several hundred workers. The second floor houses administration and engineering for both water/sewer and electric departments along with personnel and staff health departments. In addition, the second level houses the dispatch center along with emergency management facilities. The project is served by redundant systems to maintain its viability during emergencies. Low maintenance materials used throughout. Gross area 97,000 SF.

 

This is the first LEED building to be designed and built in Cumberland County. Click on the video to hear Walter Vick's discussion of the design and sustainability of the project.

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Public Works Commission Administration Building

 

Four-story, flexible office building adjoins the Operations Center to provide seamless interaction between all departments. European concept providing natural light to the majority of office workers results in a “thin” floor design. Security and accommodation for technological flexibility given high priority. Low maintenance materials throughout. Gross are 70,000 SF.

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Townsend Building

 

Renovation of abandoned mercantile building as children’s exploratory museum along with an adjacent 200 seat auditorium, gallery, reception lobby and support facilities for the library. Total 12,000 square feet.

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National Airborne and Special Operations Museum

 

LSV was associate architect for this major facility in downtown Fayetteville honoring our military. In addition to the prominent lobby/gallery, the building houses exhibits commemorating the actions and events in the history of the units honored, along with a special theater and simulators.

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Carolina Civic Center

 

LSV conducted a visioning workshop with the staff and community leaders aimed at identifying the full scope of possibilities for this turn-of the-century, 800 seat vaudeville theater. Though currently in use a full analysis of building needs was also conducted. Problems include a retro-fitted inadequate, noisy HVAC system, antiquated electrical and lighting system, and stage rigging in need of major repair. Initial work involved a new roof and water-problem related repairs. Additional work is pending funding.

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Crown Coliseum

 

LSV was associate architect on the design and construction of this 15,000 seat arena and convention center. Rigging, lighting, and sound system designed for major touring performers. Part of the existing convention center to which the arena is attached was redone and enhanced technically and aesthetically.

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Cumberland County Auditorium

 

Schematic design for a major overhaul of this 2,500 seat facility. Phase I work involved redoing stage rigging and lighting in conjunction with theatrical consultants, PMK. Computerized system set up for easy use by touring companies or local performance. Phase II ADA improvements were begun using in-house staff and operating budget. Phase III major cosmetic improvements are awaiting funding.

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North Carolina National Guard Armory and Organizational Maintenance Shop

 

Design and construction administration of a National Guard Armory and Maintenance Shop. The facility was designed to meet the client’s many functional requirements and tight budget constraints with an aesthetically pleasing structure. The building functions primarily as a training center and second only as an emergency relief shelter. Gross area 65,000 SF.

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Hope Mills Branch Cumberland County Library

 

Programming workshop and design of this award-winning state-of-the-art facility. Sloped shingle roof and brick exterior blends harmoniously with other buildings of municipal complex. Central desk provides complete visibility and control of radial plan. Gross area 11,000 SF.

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Cliffdale Branch Cumberland County Library

 

Designed for the Cumberland County Library System as a major branch. Large children’s area is visible to the main floor but audibly separated. Community activity / meeting room is accessible without security breach of the library operations areas. Planned for installation of extensive computer network, checkout security system and other specialized library equipment. Clerestory windows provide natural lighting throughout. Gross area 18,000 SF.

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Museum of the Cape Fear

 

Feasibility study for adaptive reuse of former nursing school, site and systems as a cultural history museum. Entailed structural, mechanical, electrical, and code analysis. Probable construction cost projected based upon changes required to facilitate new use and satisfy code requirements. Study established how building could be adapted for its intended use as well as providing a basis for securing funding for the projects. Optional designs for topological versus chronological renovations by LSV based upon above study. Work involved a clever way of reinforcing floors to support heavy exhibit loads while dealing with a tight floor to floor height and the necessity of adding duct work. The exterior followed the director’s instructions that the building not look like the drab, nondescript nursing residence hall that it was when finished.

The Arts Center

 

Feasibility study, programming workshops, design and implementation for adaptive re-use of a 1910 post office as home for the Arts Council and its affiliates. Project included removal of surface-mounted gutters (tuck-pointing brick and stone) and restoration of exterior to its historical condition. On the interior, walls installed by the previous tenant (library) were removed and some of the larger spaces and ornamental plaster were restored. Installation of HVAC and lighting were sensitively handled. Contemporary lighting was set distinctively apart from the building. Return air was handled through the peep holes of the old surveillance gallery above the main hall. Handicapped access and gang toilets were installed at the old post office loading dock. The building houses office, galleries, and performing space. Gross area – 15,000 SF.

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Erwin Town Hall

 

Total renovations and addition to 30-year old facility. Complete renovations including electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems for existing 5000 square feet to house police and water / sewer departments. 2,500 square foot addition includes new administrative offices plus new council chamber.

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District 6 Headquarters – NC Forest Service

 

Unique new office facility making extensive use of wood timbers, boards, and trims as a visual expression of its occupant’s mission. This 5,000 square foot facility provides a lobby, conference room/library, offices, workroom and support facilities.

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Hope Mills Town Hall

 

Unique new office facility making extensive use of wood timbers, boards, and trims as a visual expression of its occupant’s mission. This 5,000 square foot facility provides a lobby, conference room/library, offices, workroom and support facilities.

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John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center

A new building located within a former fish hatchery complex owned by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission. Building contains office, meeting and exhibit spaces and a broad porch overlooking fishing ponds. Master planning for the project included working with the NC Department of Transportation in locating a future highway so that it would not encroach on the ponds. Gross enclosed area: 4,365 square feet.

Education K-12
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Westover High School Addition

 

"Bridges" connect this 60,000. square foot addition to both the High School and the Middle School allowing greater flexibility in the use of new classrooms and the auditorium. The auditorium provides accessible seating areas to the front, middle and back seating, and to the stage and control booth. Excellent sight lines and acoustics enhance the open stage concept. Classrooms with west facing windows feature custom designed "eyebrows" to shield the glass from western sun during school hours thus eliminating the need for window blinds.

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Cape Fear High School (Phase I Addition)

 

This expansion involved re-planning bus and student parking resulting in a new student lobby featuring a Romeo & Juliet grand staircase. New spaces include classrooms, science labs, band room and associated spaces and a choral/show-dance classroom featuring a suspended wood floor. The expansion also includes a state-of-the-art 500 seat, open-stage auditorium which is fully handicapped accessible along with a scene shop, drama classroom and prop storage. Gross area – 40,000 square feet.

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Mac Williams Middle School

 

Award winning, state-of-the-art facility using natural light for the majority of classroom daytime activities. Results in operating costs 25% below the average new facility. Studies indicate that natural lighting enhances learning and retention thus leading to higher test scores. Gross area 125,000 sq. ft.

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Gray's Creek Middle School

 

Continuing the tradition of the Mac Williams Middle School prototype, Gray's Creek represents the 3rd use of our popular Middle School Plan. Housing more than 1000 students, the design makes use of natural light throughout and also makes use of light sensors to regulate artificial light where natural light sufficient. Again this school prototype has a 90% plus rating by faculty. New construction totals 133,100SF.

Higher Education
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Fayetteville Technical Community College,

Horticulture Building

 

New facility located adjacent to the Cape Fear Botanical Gardens. Space includes a large semi-circular multipurpose room, classrooms, laboratories, lecture room, offices, equipment storage rooms, and attached greenhouse. Gross area: 21,000 SF.

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Fayetteville Technical Community College,

Spring Lake Campus

 

A two story facility for FTCC consisting of circular student commons, two classroom wings, offices, science labs lecture hall and shop. Gross area: 69,000.

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Bladen Community College,

Student Resource Center

 

This new Resource Center is located on the existing BCC campus in Dublin, NC. A single story building with a mezzanine study and commons area, the facility features a large stack and reading area, student commons rotunda, snack bar, offices, conference rooms and computer lab. Natural day lighting, energy efficient HVAC systems, and low maintenance materials enhance the sustainable nature of the design. Gross area: 16,000 SF.

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Robeson Community College,

Workforce Development Center

 

The design and construction of this new landmark building for the RCC campus, features a two story glass, commons rotunda serving as the main entrance and pre-function area for various events. The facility compliments the existing RCC campus and serves as a focal point from nearby I-95. Classrooms, administrative offices, computer labs, conference rooms and meeting/multi-purpose spaces round out the facility's functional aspects. Energy efficient systems and low maintenance materials are used throughout. Gross area: 20,000 SF.

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UNC Pembroke,

Locklear Hall

 

Renovation and additions to the UNC-P Art Department included new painting multi-purpose studios, areas for student and faculty exhibitions and staff offices. Renovated spaces include sculpture, printing, drawing and digital graphics studios and art education classrooms. The gallery space is a varied, lofty room bathed in natural light. Accolades from the chancellor stated this project to be the "best bang for the buck" for the University during his tenure. Gross area: 21,000 SF.

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Methodist College Dormitories I and II

 

First new residential facilities on campus since inception. Suite arrangements with two rooms sharing a bath. First dorm was built under an inflatable tent during winter in order to meet tight schedule (first known use of this approach in this region). Gross area 15,000 sq. ft. each.

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Raeford Presbyterian Church

 

This project began with an evaluation of the historic church structure for expansion and accessibility modifications. The existing church's thick, load bearing walls, and multiple levels on each floor created challenges for full accessibility. Additional renovations included conversion of the existing fellowship hall for choir and bell choir space, and existing office space to a library and church history room. A new fellowship hall addition provided for a new stage, seating for 300, kitchen, pastor's offices and storage.

   
Residential

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Bernbaum Residence, Florida

 

This ocean front residence is planned as an owner's retreat from a hectic business travel lifestyle and includes plenty of space for extended stay visitors and family, and for frequent but informal entertainment. The design is both elegant in form and materials but reflects the owner's warm personality. Features include 4 bedrooms each with it's own bath, a home office and separate mother-in-law suite/office. Exterior features include a large swimming pool and spa, expansive decks and exterior restroom/dressing room.

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Ford Residence, Florida

 

This existing riverfront residence was rebuilt from the ground up to provide nearly 3 times the original space to house a growing family, aging parents and frequent guests. A large pool/entry area was designed to provide a dramatic sense of arrival to the estate. Special care was required to meet flood plane issues while maintaining the structure in the original location.

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Dangerfield Residence, Florida

 

A small, two bedroom, pole structure, beach house designed as a vacation get-away for a busy Atlanta executive and his extended family and guests. Although not located on the river, the site features a distant view of the Intracoastal through a narrow, heavily vegetated right-of-way. The building was extended vertically and carefully oriented to take maximum advantage of the available view. Careful articulation of the floor areas allow for visitors to be private yet be able to come together for more communal activities.

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Brewer Residence, Florida

 

This small ocean front home takes its place on a narrow site among a row of closely neighboring cottages. The architecture blends the owner's desire for simple, comfortable, breathtaking views and an inherent need for privacy and security. The entry leads the visitor up an exterior stair surrounded by Seagrapes to an entry platform affording the visitor's first glimpse of the ocean. Once inside, beautiful woods, stainless steel and simple white walls frame a stunning view of the ocean beyond.

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Saul Residence, Florida

An extensive remodeling of an existing 2 story residence located on the Atlantic Ocean afforded the new owners an interaction with the site not previously available. Addition of a large multi-level outdoor living area was added to provide both intimate poolside spaces and stunning ocean front vistas. Also included was a new grand entry space that combined both the main house and a guest house/garage showroom into a single building.

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Riverside Bank, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

 

This 5,700 square foot, prototype, branch facility for Riverside National Bank of Florida incorporates two floors, allowing customer banking services to take place at the teller line on the first floor and mortgage lending on the second floor. Filtered natural light and heavy timber framing create a warm, inviting feel commensurate with the bank's corporate theme of "Welcome Home".

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Eclectia Retail

New Smyrna Beach, FL

This beach side retail building was designed to feature one or multiple tenant spaces in a casual yet elegant structure.  Heavy timber construction enhances a comfortable atmosphere created by the interior volumes.  Open mezzanines allow for transparency of spaces between multiple levels.  The expansive front porch allows for outdoor activities, dining and retail display.

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Office for Todd, Rivenbark & Puryear, CPA’s

 

Programming, design and construction administration for two-story brick office building. Generous windows and indirect lighting, plus a two-story, glass-faced stair hall highlight the interior. Gross area 4,500 SF with expansion planned to 6,000 SF.

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Liberty Point Tavern

 

Measured drawings, analysis, and construction drawings for adaptive re-use of the oldest commercial building in Fayetteville as law offices. This historic register property was in extremely poor shape. Project included incorporating a steel structure within the wood frame to stabilize the unusual trapezoidal, Dutch-gambrel roof, developing a crawl space ventilation system which at the same time kept wet clays from drying and cracking the foundation, concealing HVAC and ventilation equipment, and installing handicapped access to the second floor. A unique problem, since the original floor (lowered years ago) had been higher than the sidewalk, was re-proportioning the transom and door panel at the entries to conceal this fact without detracting from the historical aspects of the building. Research was done relative to brick and mortar with both being replicated. Research was also done on standing seam metals and coatings. The project was done with the help of State Archives and History.

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Interstate Securities Office Building

Two story steel structure, pre-cast concrete exterior with insulated windows, and variable volume HVAC system, provides state-of-the-art flexible office environment for multiple agency use. “Core” area includes entrance lobby, elevator, stairs, restrooms, mechanical rooms, etc. Special attention paid to lighting, finish materials, and color coordination to enhance total working environment. Up fitting, interior design and office layouts provided for Interstate Securities, General Motors Acceptance Corporation, Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, Valleydoah Company. Gross area 20,000 SF.

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Friends Bank

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This 3,400 square foot branch bank building for Friends Bank of Florida incorporates the latest in banking security features.   It is constructed of stuccoed concrete block masonry and split faced masonry block walls, and metal roof.  Energy efficient insulated doors and windows are impact resistant for security and storm protection.

Industrial

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Public Works Commission

Fleet Maintenance Facility

 

This structure planned for PWC of Fayetteville as a maintenance garage for its rolling stock includes office space, a library for manuals, parts storage, break room and showers. Mechanics and other staff participated in the initial design phase to assure efficient layout of work bays and tool storage. Natural lighting throughout the workspace is provided by translucent panels over the garage doors and a skylight running the length of the building. The large arched window over the entry provides light to the lobby. The design allows for easy future expansion.

 

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Fayetteville Shell Building

Cumberland Industrial Center

This 125,048 SF building includes manufacturing and office space and built without floors or utilities allowing the end user to customize the building to their specifications. Walls are constructed of insulated pre-cast concrete panels. The roof is supported by a 40' x 40' steel frame. The site and building design allows for doubling the size if necessary.

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Cape Fear Cardiology

Major planned addition of 11,000 square feet to original 7,000 square feet facility designed by LSV. Work also included renovations within existing facility. Additions involves a nuclear medicine lab, ECHO and stress testing labs, exam rooms, staff offices, waiting room, business office, and support facilities. Addition blends seamlessly with existing. Additional parking added also. All work accomplished with no down time for existing operations.

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Offices for Richard H. Shereff, M.D.

 

Passive solar heating and natural lighting accentuate this office building for a dermatologist and his staff. Tight site conditions led to the unique atrium plan. Future plans call for a garden wall, fountain, and heavy landscaping along Owen Drive. Gross Area 3,000 SF.

 

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