Chapel Hill Magazine’s Readers Name Keith Shaw One of the Best Architects in Chapel Hill

Keith Shaw, AIA, founder and principal, Shaw Design Associates
Keith Shaw, AIA, founder and principal, Shaw Design Associates

For the third year, architect Keith Shaw, AIA, founder and principal of Shaw Design Associates, is one of the “Best Architects in Chapel Hill” according to the readers of Chapel Hill Magazine.

The results of the publication’s 2016 Best of Chapel Hill readers’ poll appear in the July-August edition.

Keith Shaw is best known in Chapel Hill for completing over 70 custom-designed estate homes, 100 for-sale homes, and 80 extensive renovation projects in the gated Governors Club and other high-end communities. Time-honored styles, including French Country and English Manor, as well as the American Prairie Style, inspire many of his residential designs. Occasionally, a Modern project comes in his office, such as the 3300-square-foot home he designed in for a fellow architect from the global architecture, engineering, and planning firm HOK .

“Keith’s designs seem to beckon the viewer to look further, to keep exploring,” wrote clients Judy and Dick Blake for Shaw Design Associates’ website. “[He] has taken the hopes and ideas of his clients and morphed them into the home of their dreams. There are many fine architects out there who could design a suitable home, but Keith will create a masterpiece that truly reflects who you are!”

One of the builders with whom Shaw works offered, “Shaw Design Associates seems to come out on top in our minds. Previous homeowners that we’ve worked with, and who have worked with Keith, rave about how happy they are with the design, and at how much he seemed to listen to their requests throughout the process.”

Keith Shaw is also becoming known for liturgical architecture. Among other structures, he designed the timber-frame Chapel In The Pines on Great Ridge Parkway and the New Life Fellowship church on Weaver Dairy Road.

Chapel Hill Magazine is published by Shannon Media six times a year. With 52,000 readers, it covers Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough, and northern Chatham County. For more information, visit www.chapelhillmagazine.com.

For more information on Keith Shaw and Shaw Design Associates, visit http://shawdesign.us.

About Shaw Design Associates:

Founded by Keith Shaw, AIA, in 1995, Shaw Design Associates, P.A. is a recognized leader in providing innovative architectural solutions for all project types – solutions based on time-tested, enduring standards and plan elements that are vital to design integrity. The firm adheres to these design truths by focusing on the land, the light, and the patterns of interaction between the owner, the structure, and the environment. Shaw Design Associates is located at 180 Providence Road, #8, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. For more information, visit shawdesign.us or call 919.493.0528.

Chapel Hill Magazine’s Readers Name Keith Shaw Best Architect in Chapel Hill for 2015

For the second year in a row, Chapel Hill Magazine’s readers voted Keith

Keith Shaw, AIA
Keith Shaw, AIA

Shaw, AIA, principal and founder of Shaw Design Associates, Best Architect in Chapel Hill in the publication’s 2015 Best Of Chapel Hill Awards program.

Shaw received the top Platinum award, followed by Szostak Design (Gold), Hobbs Architects (Silver), and Dail Dixon, FAIA, (Bronze).

A graduate of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI, Keith Shaw founded his firm in 1995. Almost immediately he began working with the Governors Club, a private, gated, golf community that spreads over 1600 acres atop Edwards Mountain in Chatham County. He is a member of the Governors Club Custom Home Program, a team of professionals, including architects, builders and landscape architects, who have designed and built the vast majority of homes there for 20 years. Shaw’s firm has completed over 70 custom estate homes in Governors Club, 100 for-sale homes, and over 80 renovations.

Shaw also serves as the Governors Club’s consultant to help homeowners uncover the best aspects and assets of each site and determine the best location and orientation for the home on the site. He also suggests architectural forms and styles to complement the individual lot.

Named a Governor’s Club Member of Distinction in 2002, Keith Shaw received the Governors Club’s Customer Satisfaction Award in 2003, a Team Project Award and Architectural Design Award in 2004, Architect of the Year for the Wager Residence in 2007, and Architect of the Year for the Levin/Westfall Residence in 2008. Chapel Hill Magazine’s readers first voted his firm Best Architect in Chapel Hill in 2014.

Chapel Hill Magazine is published by Shannon Media six times a year. With 52,000 readers, it covers Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough, and northern Chatham County. For more information, visit www.chapelhillmagazine.com.

For more information on Shaw Design Associates, visit http://shawdesign.us.

About Shaw Design Associates:

Founded by Keith Shaw, AIA, in 1995, Shaw Design Associates, P.A. is a recognized leader in providing innovative architectural solutions for all project types – solutions based on time-tested, enduring standards and plan elements that are vital to design integrity. The firm adheres to these design truths by focusing on the land, the light, and the patterns of interaction between the owner, the structure, and the environment. Shaw Design Associates is located at 180 Providence Road, #8, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. For more information, visit shawdesign.us or call 919.493.0528.