Who We Are

Axiom Architecture’s roots extend back to one of the lead­ing firms in mul­ti-fam­i­ly and mixed-use hous­ing, David Fur­man Archi­tec­ture. David Fur­man was wide­ly rec­og­nized for estab­lish­ing a new stan­dard in for­ward think­ing hous­ing design solu­tions. From 1995 to 2007, Steve Bar­ton, Matt Majors and Colleen Gar­rett worked with David and con­tin­ued to cre­ate a strong body of mul­ti-fam­i­ly and mixed-use work. In 1999, David Fur­man expand­ed into the role of devel­op­er and cre­at­ed the com­pa­ny Cen­tro City­works, which was an in-house devel­op­ment com­pa­ny with a focus on urban devel­op­ment anchored by strong design. Dur­ing this time, Steve, Matt and Colleen man­aged the archi­tec­tur­al firm as Senior Asso­ciates while also serv­ing devel­op­ment man­age­ment roles with­in the com­pa­ny. It’s this unique com­bi­na­tion of smart design along with devel­op­ment knowl­edge that would set them apart from oth­er tra­di­tion­al archi­tec­tur­al firms.

Dur­ing their time at David Fur­man Archi­tec­ture, Steve, Matt and Colleen formed a strong bond that served them well with each per­son hav­ing unique traits that com­pli­ment­ed the oth­ers. This strong friend­ship led to a strong part­ner­ship in 2007 when Axiom Archi­tec­ture was formed. The new firm evolved from David Fur­man Archi­tec­ture with Steve, Matt and Colleen as man­ag­ing part­ners. This evo­lu­tion allowed Axiom to grow into a larg­er and more diverse firm focus­ing on mixed-use and mul­ti-fam­i­ly hous­ing as well as oth­er com­mer­cial projects.

It is with this lega­cy that Axiom Archi­tec­ture oper­ates today. We believe that pro­vid­ing strong design solu­tions will ensure we bring the best results to the mar­ket­place as well as to our com­mu­ni­ty. Because of this, many of our designs have won awards from Mul­ti-Hous­ing News and Mul­ti­fam­i­ly Exec­u­tive mag­a­zines, The Char­lotte Busi­ness Jour­nal, USGBC Char­lotte Chap­ter, Char­lotte Cen­ter City Part­ners and the Amer­i­can Insti­tute of Archi­tects.

With our diverse his­to­ry, we are unique­ly suit­ed to work on a vari­ety of projects and it is our com­mit­ment to pro­vide expe­ri­ence and inno­v­a­tive solu­tions from con­cep­tion to com­ple­tion to every client.