Who We Are
Who We Are
Axiom Team Photo

Axiom Architecture is a leading architectural firm in the Southeast for the design of multi-family and mixed-use housing and is known for creative solutions as well as client satisfaction.

Axiom’s Managing Principals, Steve Barton, Matt Majors and Colleen Garrett, first met in design school at Auburn University’s School of Architecture. They later went on to work together for 12 years at David Furman Architecture, a firm widely recognized for forward thinking housing design solutions. During that time, Steve, Matt and Colleen created a strong body of multi-family and mixed-use work, managed the architectural firm as Senior Associates, and held development management roles within David Furman’s in-house development company, Centro Cityworks. It’s this unique combination of smart design, strong project management and unique development knowledge that would set them apart from other traditional architectural firms. Steve, Matt and Colleen formed a strong bond during this time that served them well with each one having unique traits that would complement the other two. This strong friendship led to a strong partnership in 2007 when Axiom Architecture was formed.

In the years since, Axiom has grown into a larger and more diverse firm that has designed thousands of housing units in a mix of project types from townhouses, garden style apartments, large mixed-use apartment communities, and high-rise residential as well as office buildings and other commercial projects, always with a focus on high quality design and strong project management during construction.

In 2023, Axiom Architecture promoted Matt Brown, Ashley Smith and Ryan Trimble to partners in the firm. All three have been an integral part of the office for over 10 years and contribute significantly to the growth of the firm by providing team leadership, client service and project management expertise. Their advancement as part of the leadership of the company will continue in the future as the company continues to evolve.

In 2024, Axiom expanded their service offerings when Rosarae Drury joined the company as Director of Interior Design for their new Interior Design division. Rosarae has over 15 years of expertise in multifamily, workplace, residential, corporate, healthcare, and hospitality design with projects across the country. Axiom Interior Design offers full interior design and FF&A services to existing clients of Axiom Architecture as well as to new clients with diverse interiors projects in our region.

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 our clients as well as to our community. Many of our projects have garnered recognition and acclaim within the industry including 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.