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About Cannon Architects

Durham Academy is working with award-winning Cannon Architects, a Raleigh, North Carolina firm with a successful history of partnering with DA. Principals Roger and Susan Cannon know the school's culture, community and campuses.

The firm designed the Upper School Learning Commons (completed in 2012) and the renovated and expanded Kirby Gym (completed in 2013), which together transformed the heart of the Upper School. The firm also designed DA's new directional signs (completed in fall 2015).

Cannon led the process of collecting input from faculty, staff, parents, students and trustees throughout the design of the Upper School STEM & Humanities Center. The firm is also leading the Middle School master planning process.The collaboration between DA and Cannon represents a long-standing tradition of ensuring faculty input is an integral part of the process in DA construction projects.

Cannon Architects' attention to and prioritization of client needs and preservation of institutional character earned the firm the 2015 Firm of the Year award from the North Carolina chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The award is the highest honor AIA North Carolina can bestow on a firm.

About CT Wilson Construction Company

CT Wilson Construction Company is a third-generation, family-owned commercial general contractor located in Durham, North Carolina. Charles T. Wilson, Sr. organized CT Wilson Construction in 1952 to provide personalized construction services throughout North Carolina. Charles "Chuck" T. Wilson, Jr. joined his father in 1969 after serving in the United States Navy and completing his Master’s Degree in Construction Engineering at NC State University. Charles "Charlie" T. Wilson, III graduated from NC State University in 1993 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Engineering and finished a Master’s Degree at the University of Texas at Austin. Charlie became President in 2016 and opened a second office in Greensboro following the completion of Revolution Mill. The company employs over eighty people in positions ranging from management to on-site skilled laborers. 

CT Wilson pursues new construction projects and renovations of all commercial construction project types, but specializes in complex renovations of occupied facilities. Areas of expertise include historic renovations, institutional and educational facilities, mixed-use developments, affordable housing and religious facilities.