About Us

Where Great Ideas Take Flight!


Nathan Isley, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, IIDA, President

Design excellence has been a primary concern of Nathan’s during his career of architectural practice. He strives to provide an innovative and attractive design for all his projects no matter the scope. Special attention to detail ensures his design vision is carried through all scales of the project.


Malcolm Hawkins, AIA, NCARB, EDAC, Vice President

Malcolm’s entire career has focused on university and healthcare projects, including athletics, sports medicine, and administration offices projects. He takes a strong personal involvement in all of the projects he oversees.


Julie Risk, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, NCIDQ, Vice President

Throughout Julie’s career as a design professional, she has kept ahead of new technologies. Whether it’s Revit, LEED principles, or cost estimating software, Julie is ahead of the curve and is a resource to her team. She also has her NCIDQ certification in Interior Design.

IHR Corporate Background and Experience

For over 50 years we have served clients in North Carolina with a focus on the greater research triangle area. A keystone of that service is organizing excellent teams with appropriate experience, capacity, and dedication to the healthcare, civic, and higher education sectors. These projects have provided a broad variety of experience, extensive collaboration, and a good understanding of sensitive construction environments.


We like to bring the full complement of team members to all client design meetings. We find many discussion points often affect multiple disciplines, so it’s good for everyone to hear firsthand.


We are extremely knowledgeable about the code, and we aim to be our clients’ first choice when they are facing a complicated project or need help appeasing an inspector.


We utilize Revit BIM software and produce 3D images very early in the process. With all of our consultants using it as well we can identify conflicts during design which prevents costly change orders during construction.


We are known for providing expertly detailed drawings with all pertinent information included. This helps keep a tight bid, and reduces RFIs and changes during construction.

Continuity of Service

Our design team is also the construction administration team. Therefore, we maintain the knowledge base ensuring that the design intent is not compromised when unforeseen conditions are found.

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