Adam Brakenbury, AIA

Adam Brakenbury joined Vines Architecture in 2013 as a Project Architect and Designer and brings more than 10 years of experience working on a wide range of cultural and academic projects. Adam has applied his combined design skills and understanding of building construction technology as a key leader on projects that have successfully evolved from inspired architectural concept to final construction.

Prior to joining Vines Architecture, Adam was an Associate at the Freelon Group where he worked on several award winning projects. His project experience includes the Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise (BRITE) facility at North Carolina Central University, the Academic Classroom Building at North Carolina A&T State University, Durham Station Transportation Center, and the Gregg Museum of Art and Design at North Carolina State University. The success of these projects required collaboration and engagement with clients who were represented by a wide range of voices and perspectives. This experience brings with it a level of comfort with managing a complex and dynamic process to deliver architectural solutions that are effective and elegant. Adam is currently the Project Architect for the 180,000 sf New Student Center at North Carolina A&T State University.

Prior to earning his Master of Architecture from NC State, Adam received a Bachelor in English from the College of Charleston. Founded in the liberal arts education are a collaborative spirit that Adam brings to each project and a focus on clear communication and ideas. Adam is a strong advocate for early integration of the design team with technical consultants and engineers in order to create architecture that is cohesive and inspiring while accommodating the complex requirements of contemporary buildings.

Adam has written as a freelance writer for the Raleigh News and Observer, Home of the Month; he was a recipient for a National Endowment for the Arts Grant, for the Seaboard Community Design Project; and recently he won second prize for his entry in the Architecture for Humanity Charleston Transit Hub Design Competition.