Organized in 2005, CUBE design + research is an award-winning full service architecture firm with a mission to create design that is inspiring, thoughtful and transformative for those who live and work in our buildings and the communities they inhabit. Inherent to this mission is the exploratory research we undertake with our clients in each project. Thoughtful questioning and listening enables us to understand the story of each client, community, culture and environment. Working at this intersection of design and research, we create buildings and spaces that are simultaneously functional and innovative, conceptually grounded and personal.
Our clients are curious people who want unique solutions to buildings and spaces. From people to place, we approach each project with an intense level of focus and individuality regardless of size. We bring fresh ideas to everyday projects and solve challenging projects with nimble innovative thinking. By thoroughly analyzing constraints we are able to bring to life latent opportunities that integrate brands, stimulate interactive experiences and encourage users to observe space, light and material in unanticipated ways.
We value craft in the act of making architecture. By working closely with builders and fabricators, we seek precise execution and efficiency. Sustainable design and construction knowledge are a fundamental responsibility, not a specialty, and are integral to our process. Public interest design is inherent to our practice. Whether we are designing a residence or a commercial building, we realize what we do always has an impact on the community.
Co-founding partners Chris Johns and Jason Hart have worked together in architecture for more than 20 years. Their offices in Massachusetts and North Carolina communicate daily and are able to draw upon collective resources. They maintain active teaching positions and public service.
75 Commercial Street
Boston, MA 02109
t/f 617 848 2602
Chris manages the Boston studio. Prior to founding CUBE, he was a project manager and designer for notable firms including Hannah Gabriel Wells, DiMella Shaffer and Paul Lukez. His professional experiences include custom homes, multi-family housing, civic, university and office buildings in Florida, California, and Massachusetts. Chris holds a Master’s degree and an Urban Design Certificate from M.I.T., a Bachelor’s degree and graduate studies in Building Construction Management from the University of Florida, and Associate’s from St. Petersburg College.
104 South Estes Drive, Suite 107
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
t/f 919 371 0721
Jason manages operations in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Prior to forming CUBE, he was a project manager and designer for notable firms including DiMella Shaffer, KMW, and Paul Lukez in Massachusetts, Renzo Piano in Europe, and Takenaka in Japan. He has managed projects with budgets up to $40million ranging from small residential to large multi-family, office, museum, and other civic structures. Jason holds a Master’s degree from M.I.T., Bachelor’s from the University of Florida, and Associate’s from St. Petersburg College. He is an Assistant Professor of Practice at NC State University and a former Chairman of the Chapel Hill Community Design Commission.
CUBE Team Members
Chris Dunn | Jose Lopez | Jason Patterson | ElDante’ Winston
Former CUBE Team Members
Jeremy Alford | Yurina Kodama | Jeremy Leonard | Aaron Malnarick | John McLaughlin | Mark Pomarico | Justin Ries | Eric Yang