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


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Michael Stevenson grew up in Melbourne FL and Henderson NC, graduating from Vance HS. He received his Bachelor of Environmental Design in 1977 and a Bachelor of Architecture in 1985, both from the NCSU College of Design.

He interned at Hans Dieter Bolle in Berlin and Hager Smith Huffman in Raleigh then received his Masters degree in Urban Design at Columbia University in 1987. He worked for EEK in New York City until 2000, when he joined Kling Stubbins, as of 2011 becoming Jacobs as architectural Design Principal until the office closed in 2016.  While there he designed the unbuilt Clarence Lightner Public Safety Center, below.

2010 - The Michael Stevenson and Kim Thrower Residence, 210 East Forest Drive, Raleigh. Designed by Stevenson and his wife Kim Thrower. The lot was empty for decades, formerly the site of a carriage house for land behind on Hillcrest. Lysaght and Associates, structural engineers. Construction by Greg Paul Builders. Photos by Michael Stevenson.

2014 - The Michael Stevenson and Kim Thrower Vacation House, 1019 Ann Street, Beaufort NC.

Sources include: Michael Stevenson, Kim Thrower.