MONTGOMERYCHOI
19 W HARGETT ST STE 305
RALEIGH NC 27601
HI@MONTGOMERYCHOI.COM
919 609 0519
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BARN HOUSE

RALEIGH NC
SINGLE FAMILY
2023
In the outskirts of Raleigh, perched over a creek, sits a house in the woods designed for a family who likes to live and entertain seamlessly between the indoors and outdoors.

Seeking a simple, pastoral form, the house is designed akin to a 19th-century bank barn. Like the large sliding barn doors designed for carts and cattle to pass through, the two sliding doors are aligned at the middle of the house, allowing the outdoors to become a seamless part of the living space. 

While barns are utilitarian structures, they also often serve an important function as the gathering & socializing place for the community, owing to their scale. Similarly, the open plan of the living area extends vertically to a double-height volume punctuated by a skylight, resulting in a bright & expansive space fit for comfortable gatherings of many.    

On the second floor, two living wings flank a bridge that overlooks the living area below. The more domestically scaled living wings are intertwined with narrow halls and accentuated with punched windows that act as portals of light, creating both a sense of inifinity and intimacy as you move through the house.

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WE PRACTICE ARCHITECTURE BECAUSE WE LOVE CITIES
ELIZA MONTGOMERY is an architect, urbanist and native of downtown Raleigh.

Her experiences living and working in New York City over 12 years have given her both passion and expertise in solving complex architectural and urban issues. Prior to founding MontgomeryChoi, she was an Associate at Ennead Architects (formerly Polshek Partnership) in NYC for 7 years. There she designed a range of cultural, institutional and mixed use projects around the country and world. But her true passion lies in extending her design skills past the traditional field of architecture.

Eliza co-leads the Rethinking Refugee Communities project, a collaboration with Ennead Lab and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees that addresses the growing and protracted crises affecting the lives of refugees and their host communities. She's visited, analyzed and designed refugee settlements around the world including in Rwanda, Jordan and Nepal and has lectured extensively on the subject. Eliza has taught as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute and has led design workshops for multidisciplinary participants at The New School and other organizations.

Eliza is a registered Architect in North Carolina and New York. She is a Fellow at the Urban Design Forum in NYC. Eliza has a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Bard College.

WILL CHOI is an architect with a keen interest in the link between the shapes of our cities and the shapes of our communities. 

Through a decade of practice working with internationally recognized offices such as Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects and SHoP Architects, Will designed and led projects in urban centers around the country that fostered his appreciation for the way buildings may transform the surrounding communities, but more importantly, how communities may transform the design of the buildings, and ultimately cities. 

Will has held faculty positions at the Parsons School of Design in New York City, and maintains a passion for teaching. He can often be found serving as an invited juror at various institutions, including Columbia University, NYU, and NC State University. Will is a registered architect in North Carolina and New York.

Will holds a Master of Architecture from Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Design from University of Florida, but considers his best education the life lived hopping around great cities. That’s Seoul, New York, Boston, and of course, Raleigh!



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RALEIGH NC 27601 

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