Anthemion Preservation Award

Louis Cherry Architecture and Cherry Building were awarded a Capital Area Preservation Award for the preservation of 222 N. Bloodworth St in historic Oakwood. The 1900 era Barnes Grocery was, for several decades a hub of civic life in the residential neighborhood as one of a handful of commercial uses. It had become unstable and was in imminent danger of serious damage and, ultimately, collapse. LCA designed a new foundation and supports to true up walls and floors and to stop water from penetrating the crawl space. It is now good for another century of use and we are enjoying having an office that is connected to the civic life of Oakwood and downtown Raleigh.

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Annapolis Regional Library - Press Release

JANUARY 07, 2016

Louis Cherry Architecture Picked to Design New Public Library in Annapolis, MD in National Design Search

Louis Cherry Architecture of Raleigh, NC has been selected as design architect for the new Annapolis Regional Library in Annapolis, Maryland. Officials for the Anne Arundel County Public Libraries recently announced the makeup of the architectural team responsible for creating the new Annapolis Regional Library, selected from a national pool of library designers. The 32,500-square-foot-facility is estimated to cost $24.2 million.

Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh remarked that,”We have promised the Annapolis community a state-of-the-art library, and this team will deliver on that promise.” Schuh added that, “In the 21st century, public libraries are evolving in the way that they serve and support communities. They are a lifeline for underserved communities offering essential access to information and tools for survival and success.”  

Louis Cherry has a long history designing public libraries, including Cameron Village Library, Durham Southwest Regional Library, and Chatham Community Library. Annapolis firm WGM Architects will be the executive, local architect for the library and Margaret Sullivan Studio of New York City will be the library programmer. 

THE FIRM: Louis Cherry Architecture (LCA) is a small practice offering personalized architecture and interior design services. We have experience in residential, commercial and community based facilities with an emphasis on sustainable design. Our work includes libraries, restaurants, schools (K-12, Community College and University), places of worship and a variety of buildings that serve communities. We are rooted in the modernist tradition of functional beauty, where design springs from its use and purpose. We are always mindful of the larger context, designing buildings that contribute to their surrounding environments, whether urban or rural. 

Louis Cherry has been practicing architecture in North Carolina since 1983. Trained in literature (Duke University), art (East Carolina University), and architecture (North Carolina State University), Louis was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) in 2009 and is accredited as a LEED design professional (Leadership in Environmental and Energy Efficient Design). Louis has served on the Board of Trustees for the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Contemporary Art Museum of Raleigh, and was a founder of the Moore Square Museum Magnet Middle School community garden. Louis has taught periodically in the NCSU College of Design for over 20 years teaching design studios and professional practice.  

CONTACT: Louis Cherry  /  (919) 971-2299  /  /