There is an art to designing structures to enrich peoples' lives that are also sensitively integrated into their physical, cultural and natural environments. Byfostering a collaborative and personalized process, our architectural team creates innovative design responses for new construction, adaptive re-use, urban in-fill, renovations, additions and design-build for various project types and methods of construction. Our solid grasp of high performance building codes, coupled with our passion for strategic sustainable principles, help our clients maximize their space in a timely, cost-efficient manner.


Brian_S..jpgSummit’s Architecture department is managed by Brian Shepard, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA. Mr. Shepard has an abundance of design experience and an impressive portfolio which continues to grow with Summit. Mr. Shepard brings a wealth of related experience in architectural building modifications and upfits. He approaches projects with fresh, innovative design perspectives, and insists on maintaining a collaborative team environment while personalizing the process for client confidence, which has resulted in numerous successful projects.

Brian Shepard, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA
Architecture Manager
Raleigh Office: 919.322.0115

Project Spotlight

State Employees' Credit Union - 27 Locations Statewide

Summit Design and Engineering Services, PLLC was recently selected as the Engineer/Architect of record for the State Employees Credit Union. Summit is developing three new prototype designs for branches throughout North Carolina. Summit is also providing a full array of services including Architecture, Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Land Development, Construction Materials Testing, and Contract Administration. There are presently 27 projects in various stages of design and construction from New Bern to Statesville.