The Raleigh Architecture Co. Hires A New Project Manager

Matthew Fornaro joins the design-build team.

The Raleigh Architecture Co.
Matt Fornaro

Robby Johnston, AIA, and Craig Kerins, AIA, partners in The Raleigh Architecture Company in Raleigh, announce that Matthew Fornaro has joined their team as a project manager.

The Raleigh Architecture Company (RACo) is a full-service, design-build-fabrication firm known for modern architecture and craftsman quality construction. The firm maintains both its office and shop under one roof in Raleigh’s downtown warehouse district.

Matt Fornaro studied at North Carolina State University’s Prague Institute in the Czech Republic in 2005 before receiving a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architect degree from NCSU in 2006, graduating cum laude. He received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from NC State’s College of Design in 2008, again graduating cum laude.

Prior to joining RACo, Fornaro worked as an intern at Tonic Design + Tonic Construction in Raleigh (2005-2007) and at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture in Chicago and Beijing (2008-2009). From 2010 to 2015, he worked as a commercial landscaper with Enhance Scapes in Cary, a freelance carpenter, and a field carpenter for Alphin Design Build in Raleigh.

“Our paths all started with architectural training, but we each have distinctive skill sets we bring to the table,” said Johnston. “Matt is a builder and wants to be a builder. His focus, organization, and ability allow us the freedom as a company to consider new opportunities.”

In his spare time, Matt Fornaro is involved in his community, volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of Wake County and the Wake County Public Schools system. He also enjoys branding cattle at Big Creek Ranch in Wyoming and serving as an assistant coach for youth and adult programs through The Allez Fencing Club.

For more information on The Raleigh Architecture Company, visit

LOGOAbout The Raleigh Architecture Company:

The Raleigh Architecture Company is an award-winning design/build firm specializing in Modern sustainable architecture, and craftsman-quality construction. As licensed architects and general contractors, we consider designing and building to be one integrated process. This streamlined approach empowers us to meet our clients’ economic expectations and to seamlessly execute high quality details, both small and large. Our office and shop are located under one roof in downtown Raleigh’s Warehouse District at 502 S. West Street. For more information visit, call 919-831-2995, or email:

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