About Us

Szostak Design is an award-winning architectural design firm based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Led by Philip Szostak, FAIA, we are known for our unyielding commitment to design in a variety of project types including performing arts centers, recreational and fitness facilities, K-12 schools, colleges and universities, and single-family residences. In the last ten years, the firm has been honored with numerous local, regional and national awards for design excellence including the AIA NC 2014 Firm of the Year Award.

We offer a full range of professional design services including strategic planning, feasibility studies, master planning, architectural design and construction management. In addition, our firm has extensive experience with design/build and real estate development partnerships. We are leaders in sustainable design, and have an impressive portfolio of diverse projects that are noted for their environmental stewardship.

Capitol Broadcasting Company

Capitol Broadcasting Company Headquarters Renovation and Addition, Raleigh, NC



Philip Szostak Associates was originally formed in 1980 in Chapel Hill and quickly grew into one of the most respected design firms in the Triangle. Key projects during this period include Rosemary Square in Chapel Hill, the Dorothy Bardolph Human Services Center for the City of Greensboro, the Domino’s Pizza Regional Headquarters in Durham, and the Wake Forest University Track and Soccer Stadium in Winston-Salem.

After 10 years, PSA merged with NBBJ, then the nation’s second largest architectural firm. As a principal for NBBJ, Philip Szostak was responsible for leading design, planning and construction projects throughout the country. Key projects led by Philip include the 1994 World Cup Soccer Complex, the Georgia International Horse Park for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, East Carolina University’s $60 million Science and Technology Building, WakeMed North’s East Campus Ambulatory Medical Center in Raleigh, Duke University’s Keck Life Science Research Center, and the Yoh Football Center at Duke.

In 2001, Philip Szostak Associates was reestablished and has since provided comprehensive design services for notable regional projects including the Durham Performing Arts Center, a nationally renowned 2,800 seat theater; the State Capital Sports Center, an all-inclusive aquatics, ice hockey, and wellness center for Wake County; and Winmore, a new 200 unit village style neighborhood in Carrboro that promotes affordability and sustainability. In 2005, PSA incorporated as Szostak Design.

Durham Performing Arts Center

Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC), Durham, NC