Tina has been working as principal of her own firm in downtown Raleigh, NC for the past 20 years. After graduating from NC State University with a degree in architecture, she spent two years teaching in Liberia, West Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer. She went on to earn a Master of Architecture from the MIT School of Architecture and Planning in 1989, followed by two years working as an architect in Japan in the office of Atelier Zo, at the invitation of the firm's principals who had been her visiting instructors at MIT. Her varied experiences of working in Liberia, Boston, Japan and NC continue to inform her work, which strives to build meaningful connections beyond the individual or building to the larger landscape, community and planet.
Megan earned her Master of Architecture from NCSU in 2011 after graduating with a Bachelor's in Interior Design from UNC-Greensboro. As a student, she focused her studies on community-based design and worked for the Raleigh non-profit Builders of Hope, helping to develop the State Street Village master plan and designing the first 12 homes in the neighborhood. Today Megan shares her skills parttime with us while also working at the Durham design/build firm BuildSense.
Michele graduated in 2012 with a Master of Architecture from NCSU with a Graduate Certificate in City Design and is working towards her licensure. Prior to her architecture studies, she earned a Master of Fine Arts from UNC-Chapel Hill. Michele has extensive work experience in both architectural and engineering offices and is a valuable member of our team.
Michael is a man of all trades: he is a builder, professional musician, draftsman, renderer, and more. He has collaborated with Tina Govan Architect on several projects, providing valuable skills for the generation of 3-D modelling, walk-throughs, presentation drawings, and construction documents.
Since graduating from NC State University with a Master of Civil Engineering (1998) and Master of Architecture (2002), Tim has
completed planning, design and construction administration phases on numerous projects for private residences, businesses, and public and non-profit organizations, including:
Jason is the owner of CUBE design + research with locations in Chapel Hill and Boston. Jason recently led a $4M renovation of the Hayden Building in downtown Boston, a national landmark property with housing and retail. He was also the partner-in-charge of a study to save Richard Neutra's prominent mid-century Cyclorama building. Prior to founding his own company, Jason worked for DiMella Shaffer and Kallmann McKinnell & Wood in Boston, Renzo Piano in Europe, and the Takenaka Corporation in Japan. He has managed projects with budgets up to $30M including adaptive reuse, multi-family housing, university, and commercial buildings. Jason holds degrees from M.I.T. and the University of Florida, and currently serves on the Chapel Hill Community Design Commission. CUBE and Tina are currently collaborating on a variety of projects in the Raleigh-Durham area.
Sarah is an architect, public speaker, and author of the celebrated "NotSoBig House" series of books. She was presented with the 2007 Anne Morrow Lindbergh Award by the Lindbergh Foundation for outstanding individual achievement in making positive contributions to our world, and Builder Magazine distinguished her as one of the 30 most notable innovators in the housing industry over the past 30 years. Sarah is a member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects and a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council. She was born in Kent, England, and travels from North Carolina. Sarah and Tina collaborated on the design of the NC Mountain Lake House and continue to work together on developing community design and housing projects.