Architecture You Love
A North Carolina 501C3 Educational Nonprofit Archive Documenting, Preserving, and Promoting Residential Modernist Architecture


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Jay Fulkerson earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati in 1984. While in school, he worked for Richard Bechtel Associates in Ohio, John Lucas and Veronica Burns in Maryland, Mark Beck Associates in Baltimore, Fred Thomas Associates in Ithaca NY, and IBM.

Fulkerson moved to Chapel Hill in 1988 working for Lucy Carol Davis. He got his Masters in Architecture, focusing on sustainability, from the NCSU School of Design in 1995. He went out on his own in Chapel Hill in 1999.

1996 - The Richard and Elizabeth Wheeler Residence, 636 Kensington, Chapel Hill. Built by the Wheelers. Sold in 2013 Sandra E. and Gregory H. Casale, Trustees of the Casale Family Trust.

1999 - 100 Solterra Way, Durham. Sold to Kai E. Staudacher. Sold in 2015 to Martha Newman; Nancy and Donald Schall.

2005 - The James and Sharon Barrett Residence, 100 Morgan Bluff Lane, Chapel Hill. 2670 square feet. Construction by Will Johnson Building. As of 2012 still owned by the Barretts.

2010 - The Casey Shaw and Jenny Owens Residence, aka PassivHouse, aka Owens-Shaw, 760 Kenmore, Chapel Hill. Built by Anchorage Building Corporation. Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's Solar HemiCycle, the highly energy-efficient house features: 14.5"-thick walls. $30/mo light bill with no PV's, 20 slab, R-42 walls, R-7 windows, R-62 rafters. 2700hsf heated & cooled w 2 x 0.25ton HVAC's. Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) provides 1 whole-house fresh-air change every other hour, 24/7/365. Front door is square to the sun at 12n, 365 days/yr. Grading:  Wilkerson Custom Grading; Wall System:  Ideal Building Systems; HVAC:  Boer Brothers; Sawyer:  Glen Schultz; Framing:  Rodriguez ConstructionPhotos by Kent Corley Photography. Video.

2010 - The Chris and Leigh Ann Senior House, aka PassivHouse II, 1825 North Lakeshore Drive, Chapel Hill. Built by Senior's company, Anchorage Building Corporation. Photo by Stephen Hren.

2017 - New house to be built by Newphire.

Sources include: Jay Fulkerson, Chris Senior, Richard Wheeler.