ARX is an architecture practice putting clients first and designing projects across the Triangle.
Clean | simple and clutter free + environmentally friendly
Clear | approachable language + solid communication
Current | fresh ideas that work today + timeless design
The result of our collaborative design process is a space that works perfectly for you.
Your goals are our goals.
| We design living areas that pull friends and family together just the way you love to entertain.
| We create private spaces that combine the elements you need to get away from the world.
| We arrange bathrooms that match your desire for luxury and your need for efficiency.
| We organize your storage with space for the stuff you need but don't want to have to look at.
| We lay out kitchens so well that they feel like you have a sous chef.
Thank you for the kind words.
"Matthew has one of the rarest qualities in a professional of any discipline, the ability to listen. Matthew and his team...listened to our ideas, which admittedly were not always good...or in our best interest. Matthew had the ability to pull...the essentials of what we were trying to achieve with the way we lived our lives and enjoyed our family, to achieve a design that supported the goals underlying our words. He went beyond what we were asking for to find what we truly wanted."
Neil H. | Home Owner, Amazing Dad and Doctor
"Matthew Szymanski was an exceptional architect who we worked with in the revamping our out little old ranch into the show piece home we wanted. We bought our home when we had no kids. A decade and three kids later we...wanted to stay in the neighborhood...but the house...had to change. We...immediately knew that Matthew was the right person to work with. He listened to our wishes and needs and added incredible ideas to transform the dark 3-bedroom ranch into a gorgeous 6-bedroom home with room for the kids, floor to ceiling windows, a breath-taking staircase and views of Chapel Hill, all while being respectful to the neighborhood and the natural space around our home."
Lisa M. | Home Owner, Super Mom and Art Collector
"Matthew was easy to work with, knowledgeable, efficient and intuitive. My home design underwent a number of iterations; during the process Matthew consistently and quickly came up with good solutions to difficult problems. He also was excellent at steering me toward design solutions that would work from my own idiosyncrasies but would also maintain the value of my house in the general marketplace."
Ken G. | Home Owner, Pianist and Music Patron
SEAN | Project Designer
CARLIE | Project Designer
MATT | Owner, Architect
Matthew Szymanski, AIA | Architect, Owner
What is an Arx?
An arx is a strong, hill-top tower. They are simple, one-room buildings that served multiple uses and required little maintenance. This flexibility and ease of use is something we instill in our designs.
We like our designs and our design process to be clear, simple and clean but heavy in impact and lasting results.