DTW is an architecture firm based in Durham, North Carolina since 1978

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We believe in shaping positive change through functional, efficient, and environmentally-friendly design. Our small, talented team of architects is led by Robert Sotolongo and Paul Young, and works closely with each client to meet their individual needs.

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Remarkable results through close collaboration with each individual client

At DTW, we only know one way of doing business. That’s through hands-on, personalized service, designed to create results our clients and their user groups are proud of.

As a smaller firm we’re able to build stronger ties, fostering close relationships with our clients and giving each project the made-to-measure design it deserves. From programming through construction, our clients partner with the same architect, providing a seamless process for their project.

Spaces designed for the people who use them

Central to our design philosophy is a thorough programming phase with our clients and their key user groups. During this stage, we collect and analyze data such as existing use patterns, current deficiencies and owner program goals to help us make more intelligent and efficient design decisions.

We know how to get things done in Central North Carolina

Over the past 35 years we’ve developed close relationships and specific knowhow with N.C. contractors and review agencies. Our goal is to achieve maximum project efficiency, coming in on time, under budget and in compliance with all safety issues.


DTW incorporates sustainable design principles in all aspects of a project and works diligently to deliver environmentally friendly buildings, positively impacting the lives of user groups and business owners alike. Learn more about our sustainable design philosophy here.