Brains On Fire

  • NAHB (National Association of Home Builders
  • NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards)
  • NC Licensed Architect
  • NC Licensed General Contractor
  • NASCLA (National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies

the imagination

We are a small Architectural And General Contracting firm dedicated to quality design and construction. Run by a husband and wife team, Brains On Fire strives to build one to two quality custom homes per year. We are dedicated to hands on management , and as such, will be on the site each and every day to mitigate and solve problems as they arise.

Our designs are totally custom. We sit down with each client and discuss their needs, desires, and budget. We walk the site to understand the unique characteristics of that particular site from topography to orientation, to trees and rock outcroppings. Each aspect should and will become part of the overall design. From there, we develop bubble diagrams and again meet to preview how the plan would flow. At that point, we begin to design the floorpans and elevations incorporating the clients aesthetic into the design. Only when the client is 100% happy with the design do we progress into the working drawing stage. We feel the client should and will always receive a design that uniquely reflects them and their lifestyle.

Floating stairs to an art studio. Inspiration grows.

Architecture is the thoughtful making of space.

Louis Kahn