The Raleigh Architecture Co. Receives Standard Foods Commission

The Raleigh Architecture Co. partners
L-R: Robby Johnston, AIA, and Craig Kerins, AIA, partners in The Raleigh Architecture Company

The firm will help bring Chef Scott Crawford’s market and restaurant to downtown Raleigh.

The Raleigh Architecture Company has been commission to serve as design architect for Nash Hospitality Group’s “Standard Foods,” an upscale neighborhood market and restaurant planned for the Person Street Plaza retail center in downtown Raleigh.

The Nash Hospitality Group is a partnership between John Holmes of J.T. Hobby & Son real estate and celebrated Chef Scott Crawford, formerly of The Umstead Hotel in Cary. Crawford earned the hotel’s “Herons” restaurant both Forbes’ five-star and AAA five-diamond awards.

Lead by partners Robby Johnston, AIA, and Craig Kerins, AIA, The Raleigh Architecture Company (RACo) is frequently commissioned for urban up-fits in existing buildings in downtown Raleigh. A few of the partners’ completed projects include Arrow Haircuts and NuvoNivo on Hargett Street, Runologie and State of Beer on Hillsborough Street,  and Crank Arm Brewing Company on West Davie Street,.

Standard Foods will feature its own butcher shop and display cases for fresh meats and fresh fish from the North Carolina coast. According to Chef Crawford, it will be a “modern version of a neighborhood market.”

The restaurant side will feature a 20-seat communal table, room for 60 more, and a long bar.

Ted Van Dyke of New City Design will serve as architect of record for the project. RACo will serve as design architect for the front-of-the-house space (areas open to public view) and the exterior.

Standard Foods completion is scheduled for the summer of 2015.

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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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