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ABOUT US

Our Approach

At Architecture Unlimited, we design spaces where individuals and communities thrive. We balance creative design and innovation with fiscal responsibility to deliver quality results while also addressing the challenges unique to each project. To achieve these ends, we start simply: we listen to our clients. We work to understand our clients’ needs and goals, as well as what keeps them up at night, and offer them the best solution to make their vision a reality. 

Over the past 40 years, we’ve maintained an attention to detail and a commitment to quality that solves problems and transcends solutions.  We know that each project, each site, each client is unique. To us, design must balance and integrate multiple elements — form, programming, engineering, implementation, culture, budget, and aesthetic — in order to successfully meet the challenge that each project poses. We do this by collaborating with our clients from concept to completion, understanding that while we may work in form, color and material, great design is ultimately about people.

Our Story

A second-generation family business, Architecture Unlimited was established by Ralph Sherer, RA in 1975. Ralph quickly developed a reputation for commitment to his clients and his craft that has built and sustained the business for over 40 years.

After growing up in the industry, Ralph’s son, Jeff, began his career under his father’s tutelage, joining the firm in 1990 as an intern. Before returning to Architecture Unlimited in 2015, Jeff worked as Principal and Vice President of a regional design firm. Today, he leads the team as President, bringing renewed energy and commitment to the legacy of quality and client service for which AU is known.

The team at Architecture Unlimited brings over 90 years of combined experience in planning, architectural design and construction administration. Today, Architecture Unlimited designs projects for a wide range of clients in commercial, municipal, education, recreation, religious, residential/multifamily, and historic markets. Our mission, regardless of project type, is to simplify the complex. We work with our clients to find creative and responsible design solutions that not merely create beautiful spaces, but enhance communities.

Jeff Sherer, R.A.
President and Principal Architect

Ralph Sherer
Founder and Senior Architect

Our Markets

COMMERCIAL

K-12

HIGHER EDUCATION

MUNICIPAL

RECREATION

FAITH-BASED

HISTORIC

RESIDENTIAL / MULTI-FAMILY

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Our Team

Our team consists of a group of highly-skilled professionals, all focused on providing the best solutions for our clients’ needs.

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Jeff Sherer, R.A.

President and Principal Architect
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Ralph Sherer

Founder and Senior Architect
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Nick Doufekias

Project Manager

Additional Team Members

Thurman C. Hardison

CPRE, Project Manager

Kristin Locke

Architecture & Planning Intern

Davis Hines

Project Manager

Sam DiStefano

Historic Preservation Association and Historian

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PRODUCTION OFFICE
110 Matthews Station Street, Ste 2J
Matthews, NC 28105

PHONE
704.451.7436

MAILING ADDRESS
2700 Rondeau Court
Matthews, NC 28105