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H. ROBERT DINSMORE, JR.
Founding Partner

 

Chief masterbuilder, design research scholar, and president.

 

B. Arch. (1980)—Univ. of Cincinnati.

 

M. Arch. in Architectural Design and Theory (1981)—Univ. of California, Berkeley.

Studied under internationally known architect, scholar, and author, Christopher Alexander.

 

Professor of architecture at Miami Univ., Oxford, Ohio (1983-1984).

 

Professor of architecture at Univ. of North Carolina, Charlotte (1984-1988).

 

Previous work experience: employed in architecture, urban design, and landscape architecture, firms, doing projects ranging from residential and commercial to urban design and landscape architecture.*

JOHN L. FRANCO
Founding Partner

 

Masterbuilder, project manager, and executive vice president for operations and financial affairs.

 

Architecture studies (1985-1988) at Univ. of North Carolina, Charlotte, with an extensive masterbuilder apprenticeship in design and construction and apprenticeship experience in an architecture firm.

 

Previous work experience: employed by a major architecture firm in Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; also was employed in the Charlotte area by a residential home builder and a major remodeling company doing residential, light commercial, and project management. Architectural background allowed for the undertaking of unique works of art and craftsmanship.*

KEVIN K. CARPENTER
Founding Partner

 

Masterbuilder, project manager, and vice president for corporate affairs.

 

B.A. in Physics, minor in Fine Arts (1983)—Wake Forest Univ.

 

B.A. in Architecture (1988)—Univ. of North Carolina, Charlotte.

 

B. Arch. (1990)—Univ. of North Carolina, Charlotte.

 

Previous work experience: employed in various architecture firms doing residential, multifamily, commercial, and institutional projects as well as public works, historic preservation and restoration, and project management; also was employed by a remodeling company doing residential building projects.*

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CHRISTOPHER P. ROWE
Founding Partner

 

Masterbuilder, project manager, and vice president for corporate affairs.

 

B.A. in Architecture (1987)—Univ. of North Carolina, Charlotte.

 

Previous work experience: employed by a landscape architecture firm doing landscape building projects; also was employed by a residential home builder and a major remodeling company doing residential, light commercial, and project management. Architectural background allowed for the undertaking of unique works of art and craftsmanship.*

 

SEAN C. MURRAY
Founding Partner

 

Masterbuilder, project manager, and vice president for corporate affairs.

 

B.A. in Architecture (1987)—Univ. of North Carolina, Charlotte.

 

Previous work experience: employed by a residential home builder and a major remodeling company doing residential, light commercial, and project management. Architectural background allowed for the undertaking of unique works of art and craftsmanship.*

 

RICHARD C. ELLISON II
Founding Partner

 

Master craftsman, artisan, master plumber, and vice president for craft & design arts.

 

Architectural studies (1984-1985) at Univ. of North Carolina, Charlotte. This led to further investigations in craft & artisanship, as influenced by the early 20 th century architect-craftsman, Bernard Maybeck. Undertook studies at Penland School of Crafts in NC and attended workshops in Georgia and Virginia given by the Timber Framing Guild of North America.

 

Previous work experience: employed by a major science museum as a craftsman and artisan in the design and building of detailed exhibits; also was employed in major commercial construction and renovation projects and worked for a large plumbing company—which led to a master plumber's license.*

 

 

*Masterbuilder Fellowship for the Built Environment, Inc. is an architecture-degreed masterbuilder operating with a general contractor license. We are not a licensed architectural firm, nor licensed architects. Rather, we are a design-build firm of professionals dedicated to the beautiful arts; practicing an art and craft thousands of years old. We offer to the general public a wide range of design-build services. NC General Contractor license number: 33991. SC General Contractor license number: RBB20638.

 

Masterbuilder Fellowship for The Built Environment, Inc.
433 Main Street • Matthews, NC 28105
Phone: (704) 708-5367

 

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