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about us

Moore Architecture

Moore Architecture is a professional architectural firm established in 1992 with offices in Charlotte, NC and Lynchburg, Virginia. We are licensed to practice architecture in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. We identify architectural solutions that respond to the specific needs of our clients by incorporating a philosophy of collaboration, interaction, and purposeful delivery. Our diverse project experience has taught us to resolve complex issues and provide simple solutions for difficult construction objectives. Our mission is to assist in the successful development of conceptual and buildable projects with thoughtfulness, vision, and professionalism that will effectively serve our client's needs. Together, we will turn your dream into a reality with creative design solutions that enlightens the mind, inspires the spirit, and dazzles the eye.

our leaders

Kelvin L. Moore

XP 42 yrs

Principal | Architect

Lynchburg, VA Office Leader

B.S. in Architecture

University of Virginia

Marques L. Moore

XP 20 yrs

Principal | Architect

Charlotte, NC Office Leader

B.S. in Architecture

University of Virginia


B. Architecture

University of N.C. at Charlotte

our story

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The Moore Architecture story began in the 1960’s in Lynchburg, VA when founding Principal Kelvin L. Moore first discovered the power of design. Kelvin’s father Robert Moore was a master brick mason who went to masonry trade school at North Carolina A & T State University, during an era where African-American access to education and professional job opportunities was sparse, so the word Architect did not even exist in his lexicon. One rainy day, Kelvin came home from elementary school and had an epiphany, his pet dog deserved better living conditions. With the leftover scrap materials from his father’s jobsite, Kelvin built his dog a new house. Armed with this newfound knowledge, Kelvin decided he wanted to design buildings to improve not only his dog’s quality of life, but humanity’s. As one of the top students in his class, Kelvin went on to study Architecture at the University of Virginia and then became a licensed Architect, gaining valuable experience while working with various firms.

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In 1992, Kelvin decided it was time to open his own business to specifically target representation to underserved communities. The Moore Architecture story got very interesting when Kelvin had twin sons, both of which also decided to pursue Architecture. Marques L. Moore and his brother followed in their father’s footsteps and both studied Architecture at the University of Virginia and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and are licensed Architects as well. Marques practices Architecture in North Carolina and South Carolina while his brother practices Architecture in Georgia. Moore Architecture opened an additional office in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2012. The Moore Architecture legacy continues as Kelvin’s grandchildren have also expressed interest in continuing the family business. 

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Architectural Licenses:
Virginia | North Carolina | South Carolina

NCARB -  National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
NOMA - National Organization of Minority Architects 
SBE - Small Business Enterprise - City of Charlotte
MBE - Minority Business Enterprise - City of Charlotte

NC HUB - North Carolina Historically Underutilized Business (B)
VA DBE - Virginia Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
VA SBSD - Virginia Department of Small Business Supplier Diversity
VA SWaM - Virginia Small Women and Minority

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