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Raleigh Architecture and Raleigh Construction (RaCo)

All houses below were built by Raleigh Construction unless otherwise indicated.

JOHN ROBERT (ROBBY) JOHNSTON IV, AIA (1980-)

Johnston was born and raised in Albemarle NC. In middle school he discovered his uncle’s collection of architectural drawings and a career was born. He attended UNC-Charlotte's College of Architecture and was selected for the inaugural Belgium study abroad program.

Johnston began his career in 2003 with Michael Ross Kersting Architecture in Wilmington NC. He moved to Raleigh and worked with Tonic Design from 2005 to 2010, serving as project manager for the award-winning houses, including the Walters (GREENville) Residence, recognized as the first LEED certified modern home in NC.

In 2010, he worked as a project architect with Clearscapes and in 2012, he co-founded The Raleigh Architecture Company and The Raleigh Construction Company with Craig Kerins.



CRAIG JOHN KERINS, AIA (1979-)

Kerins grew up in Pennsylvania, Germany, then attended high school in Greenville NC. He received a BA in Architecture from UNC-Charlotte in 2004. Kerins relocated to Austin TX and worked for Hurt Partners Architects doing residential design. After this, he transitioned to design/build working with Jay Hargrave Architecture (formerly Cottam Hargrave) including the 5th Street, Clear Link, Kennan, Kinney, and West Lake residences.

Upon relocating to North Carolina in 2012, Kerins obtained his General Contractor's license and co-founded The Raleigh Architecture Company and The Raleigh Construction Company with Robby Johnston.

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2012 - aka the CC Residence/Studio Retreat, Mount Pleasant NC.Project lead: Robby Johnston. Built by Charles Coggins of Custom Creations, Inc. A garage/pavilion was added around 2018, lead also Johnston, bottom photo by Keith Isaacs.
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2012 - TheCraig Kerins House and Shop Renovation, aka Red Shed, 4412 Hank Avenue, Austin TX. Commissioned 2008. Built by Kerins. Project lead: Kerins

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2012 - The Jedidiah Smith and Stacy Smith-Gant Residence Addition, 707 East Lane Street, Raleigh NC. Project lead: Kerins.


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2012 - The Roxanne Saucier and Nabarun Dasgupta House, aka one half of Edentwin, 556 East Edenton Street, Raleigh NC. Project lead: Johnston.Winner of 2nd place in the 2014 George Matsumoto Prize, People's Choice category. Won a 2016 AIA South Atlantic Award; a 2016 Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Community Appearance; 2015 AIANC Honor Award; 2019 AIA Triangle Award.

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2013 - The Gregory Lowenhagen Residence Interior Renovation, 548 Jones Street, Raleigh NC. Project lead: Kerins.


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2013 - The Quinn Residence, 3307 Rugby Road, Durham NC.Unbuilt. Project lead: Johnston.


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2014 - The Robby Johnston and Ryan Johnston House, aka one half of Edentwin, 554 East Edenton Street, Raleigh NC. Project lead: Johnston. Photos by Raymond Goodman. Won a 2016 AIA South Atlantic award; 2016 Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Community Appearance; 2015 AIA NC Honor Award; 2019 AIA Triangle Award. Sold in 2019 to Robert Estep.


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2013 - The Pham Residence Renovation, 101 Crimmons Circle, Cary NC. Commissioned 2012. Project lead: Kerins.


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2013 - The Michael and Kristina Ozburn House Kitchen Renovation, aka Lochmore House, 2607 Lochmore Drive, Raleigh NC. Project architect was Ashley Ozburn, daughter of the owners. Project lead: Johnston.

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2014 - The An and Elizabeth Nguyen Remodel and Master Suite Addition, 607 Estes Drive, Chapel Hill NC. Project lead: Johnston.

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2014 - The Ethan R. Floyd House, 558 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh NC. Project lead: Johnston. Top photo by Todd Hancock. Won a 2016 Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Community Appearance.

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2014 - The John R. and Joy Powers, Jr. House, 567 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh NC. Project lead: Johnston. Top photo by Todd Hancock. Won a 2016 AIANC Merit Award; 2016 Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Community Appearance.

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2015 - The Edith Jeffreys Residence, 1701 Pershing Road, Raleigh NC. Commissioned 2013. Unbuilt.Project lead: Johnston.

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2015 - The Worsham-Witsell Addition, 108 Glendale Drive, Chapel Hill NC. Project lead: Kerins. Eventually built with another firm.



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2015 - The Malav and Vaishali Patel Renovation, 1222 Filmore Street, Raleigh NC. Project lead: Johnston. Original house, bottom photo.

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2014 - The Joseph (Joe) Kwon House, aka the Hungry Neck House, 562 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh NC. Commissioned 2013. Won a 2016 AIA Triangle Merit Award; 2016 Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Community Appearance.Project lead: Kerins. Won a 2018 AIANC Merit Award. For sale in 2019.

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2015 - The Meetal Shah and Mihir N. Patel House, 608 Wynne Street, Raleigh NC. Developed by Jason Queen, Monarch Properties. Project lead: Kerins.


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2015 - The Thomas Crichton House, 612 Wynne Street, Raleigh NC. Developed by Jason Queen, Monarch Properties. Project lead: Kerins.


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2015 - The Matthew Gingrich House, 614 Wynne Street, Raleigh NC. Developed by Jason Queen, Monarch Properties. Project lead: Kerins.










2017 - The Susan Lafera and James Wilson House, 4709 Cypress Ford Drive, Fuquay-Varina NC. Project lead: Johnston. Bottom photo by Keith Isaacs. Won a 2019 AIANC Design Award.







2017 - The Ray Carroll and Grady Helms Residence, 1207 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh NC. Project lead: Johnston. Photos by Keith Isaacs.



2017 - The Anne Douty and David Kapella Residence, 2400 East Franklin Street, Richmond VA. Unbuilt. Project lead: Johnston.




2017 - The Phillip and Heather M. Samartino House, aka the Tarboro Residence, 121 South Tarboro Street, Raleigh NC. Project lead: Johnston. Photos by Keith Isaacs.


2017 - The Craig Kerins House, 306 South Swain Street, Raleigh NC. Project lead: Kerins

2018 - The Christopher Barrett and Amy Ball Residence, aka the BB Residence, 900 Brookwood Drive, Raleigh. Project lead: Kerins. Photos by Keith Isaacs.








2018 - The Lauren and Ben Wittenberg Residence, 500 Moseley Lane, Raleigh NC. Project lead: Kerins. Photos by Keith Isaacs.

2018 - The Martha Parks Residence, 5809 Contour Drive, Raleigh NC. Project lead: Johnston. Photos by Keith Isaacs. Won a 2018 AIANC Merit Award.


2018 - The Johnny Chappell and Ryan Smith House, 305 Horne Street, Raleigh NC. Project lead: Johnston. Won a 2018 AIANC Merit Award. Photos by Keith Isaacs.


2018 - The Jimmy Xu and XinXin Wang House, 800 Glendale Avenue, Durham NC. Part of the Pleiades development created by Vickers Ventures LLC Houses/Stuart Cullinan. Project lead: Johnston. The four houses on Glendale collectively won a 2019 AIANC Design Award.


2018 - The Amy Unell House, 802 Glendale Avenue, Durham NC. Part of the Pleiades development created by Vickers Ventures LLC Houses/Stuart Cullinan. Project lead: Johnston. Photo by Keith Isaacs. The four houses on Glendale collectively won a 2019 AIANC Design Award.


2018 - The Billy Lan House, 804 Glendale Avenue, Durham NC. Part of the Pleiades development created by Vickers Ventures LLC Houses/Stuart Cullinan. Project lead: Johnston. Photo by Keith Isaacs. The four houses on Glendale collectively won a 2019 AIANC Design Award.


2018 - The Howard and Sarah Francis House, 806 Glendale Avenue, Durham NC. Part of the Pleiades development created by Vickers Ventures LLC Houses/Stuart Cullinan. Project lead: Johnston. The four houses on Glendale collectively won a 2019 AIANC Design Award.


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2019 - 809 North Mangum Street, Durham NC. Part of the Pleiades development created by Vickers Ventures LLC Houses/Stuart Cullinan. Project lead: Johnston.


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2019 - 811 North Mangum Street, Durham NC. Part of the Pleiades development created by Vickers Ventures LLC Houses/Stuart Cullinan. Project lead: Johnston. For sale in 2020.


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2019 - 813 North Mangum Street, Durham NC. Part of the Pleiades development created by Vickers Ventures LLC Houses/Stuart Cullinan. Project lead: Johnston.


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2019 - 815 North Mangum Street, Durham NC. Part of the Pleiades development created by Vickers Ventures LLC Houses/Stuart Cullinan. Project lead: Johnston.


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2019 - 808 Glendale Avenue, Durham NC. Part of the Pleiades development created by Vickers Ventures LLC Houses/Stuart Cullinan. Project lead: Johnston. Sold in 2020 to Howard W. and Sarah M. N. Francis.


2019 - The Clark Condos, 2331 Clark Avenue, Raleigh NC. Developed by Henry Lambert of Lambert Development. Project lead: Johnston.


2019 - The Bell/Lipson Residence, 2110 Banbury Road, Raleigh NC. Designed with Brett Hautop. Project lead: Johnston.


2019 - The Raleigh Architecture Office Renovation, 716 South Saunders Street, Raleigh NC. Won a 2019 AIANC Design Award. Project lead: Johnston and Kerins.


2019 - The Griffin Tower Residence, aka Modern Farmhouse, Whitfield Road, Chapel Hill NC. Project lead: Kerins.


2019 - The Cason T. White and Linden Smith House, 310 Bertie Drive, Raleigh NC. Developed by Red Shed Properties, Craig Kerins. Project lead: Kerins.


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2019 - The Collin Suggs House, 312 Bertie Drive, Raleigh NC. Similar to 310 Bertie. Project lead: Johnston. Developed by Red Shed Properties, Craig Kerins. Built on the site of a contemporary from around 1980.


2020 - The South Street Condos, aka The Lynde, South Street, Raleigh NC. Project lead: Johnston.


2020 - The Fairweather Condos, Lenoir and West Streets, Raleigh NC. Project lead: Johnston.


2020 - The Parrish / Vila-Parrish House, 1415 Park Drive, Raleigh NC. Project lead: Kerins.


2020 - The Shelley Greene and Matthew Klem House, 109 Georgetown Road, Raleigh NC. Project lead: Kerins.


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2020 - The Alston Residence, 3441 Dover Road, Durham NC.


2020 - Three condos, 218 Maywood Avenue, Raleigh NC.


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2020 - The Michael and Lynn Iovino House, 814 Woodburn Road, Raleigh NC.


2020 - Two houses on Edenton Street, Raleigh NC.


Sources include: Robby Johnston, Craig Kerins.