COFFEY ARCHITECTURE PLLC
Hunter Paul Coffey Architecture, PLLC is a licensed, full-service architecture and design firm, located in Boone, North Carolina. Under the direction of Hunter Coffey, a native of the North Carolina High Country with over eighteen years of experience in a variety of project types, the firm is dedicated to creating meaningful, carefully considered, accessible, and complete designs.
HUNTER PAUL COFFEY - AIA, NCARB
Hunter is a native of Boone, North Carolina. He received his undergraduate degree in Design from Clemson University, where he participated in the CAC program in Charleston, South Carolina and graduated with Senior Departmental Honors. His graduate work, culminating in the design of a Center for Appalachian Culture, earned Hunter a professional degree in Architecture from North Carolina State University.
His interest in design and travel led Hunter to pursue his architectural career in various places. Among those were architectural firms in London, England and Laufen, Switzerland. While living and working abroad, he traveled and studied architecture throughout Western Europe.
In 1995, Hunter moved to the North Carolina coast. He spent eleven years there, contributing to the growth and success of Wilmington-based Kersting Architecture and developing a portfolio of work focused on highly-crafted, custom residential and commercial design.
In 2006 Hunter returned to the North Carolina High Country to open a branch office and, in 2008, he purchased the office to establish Hunter Paul Coffey Architecture, PLLC. In addition to directing the architectural firm, Hunter also serves as an Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment at Appalachian State University, a community Architectural Review Board Consultant, and a volunteer with Watauga County Habitat for Humanity.
Brean, originally from Grand Rapids Michigan, joined the Coffey Architecture team in the spring of 2017. She received her Master degree in Architecture from Lawrence Technological University in Detroit, MI. Brean worked professionally in Detroit for 5 years, engaging the community through good design. She has enjoyed traveling to both experience and share her architectural interests across the world. Florence, Italy, New York City, NY and Havana, Cuba are among a few places where she has shared her work. In her role as a Project Manager at Coffey Architecture, Brean enjoys the unique challenge of each project. The individual needs of Coffey Architecture clients become the inspiration which forms the High Country's built environment, inspiring creativity and thoughtfulness in design.
Taylor, originally from Waxhaw, North Carolina, became a part of the Coffey Architecture team in the summer of 2017. He received both his Bachelor and Master of Architecture degrees at North Carolina State University, where he focused on building technologies, and building energy optimization research. His professional experience is concentrated in construction and finish carpentry.
Travis, originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, joined Coffey Architecture in the Summer of 2018. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from Clemson University with a minor in Spanish. At Clemson, Travis was able to travel and experience a variety of architectural styles and cultures. He has traveled to cities such as Barcelona, Madrid, Milan, Amsterdam, Chicago, and San Francisco. As a team member of Coffey Architecture, Travis is dedicated to help solve the ever-changing design challenges that are presented with each project.
Joel, from Johnson City, Tennessee, obtained his Associates degree in Building and Construction Technology, and B.S. in Graphics and Engineering Modeling from Eastern Tennessee State University. He has lived in the high country of North Carolina with his wife and three children since 1981. Joel joined Coffey Architecture in the winter of 2019 and brings over 45 years of experience from the fields of construction and architecture to every project.
Annika, originally from Miami, Florida, joined the Coffey Architecture team in the summer of 2019. She received her Bachelor’s in Building Science with a Concentration in Architectural Technology and Design from Appalachian State University with a Minor in Sustainable Development. At Appalachian she became involved in the IDEXlab and the Solar Decathlon Design Challenge. She has traveled to and experienced architecture from New York, California, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, and Spain. At Coffey Architecture she enjoys each unique design opportunity and is passionate about contributing solutions within the built environment.
An essential part of Coffey Architecture are the talented interior designers, aspiring architects and developing building science students that provide the firm with new skill sets and fresh design strategies to keep the firm current in the ever-changing building industry.