Pursley Dixon Architecture is an architecture and interior design firm specializing in custom residential work. Founded on the simple thought that beauty matters, our firm strives to thoughtfully create living spaces that are as beautiful and unique as the people who will occupy them. Ever mindful of traditional building elements, the design team collectively views both modernism and classicism as a part of the broader language of architecture, while working to cultivate a fresh and forward approach to design. Distinctive homes created by the thirteen member firm can be found throughout the country, including in North Carolina, New York, California, Illinois, Colorado, Maryland, Virginia, Vermont, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, and South Carolina. Our work has been featured in numerous publications including Traditional Home, Luxe Interiors + Design, Garden & Gun, House Beautiful, Southern Accents, Southern Living, Renovation Style, Elegant Homes, Decor Magazine, Southern Home, The Classicist, and Beautiful Homes. We were honored to receive the Veranda/ADAC 2014 award for architecture firm of the year and the Southern Living Home of the Year award for 2015.
Bachelor of Architecture – Auburn University
Ken spent ten years after architecture school cultivating his passion for residential design under the tutelage of his mentor and friend, Bobby McAlpine, before eventually relocating to Charlotte, where Pursley Architecture was established in 2005. Fellow Auburn alumnus Craig Dixon was named partner in 2012 and the firm became Pursley Dixon Architecture. Ken is inspired by the simple axiom that beauty matters, and designs projects that reflect that belief. Eschewing stylistic polarization, Ken views both modernism and classicism as part of the broader language of architecture. When he’s not working or traveling, you may find Ken chipping away at the ongoing renovations to his midcentury modern house in Charlotte.
Bachelor of Architecture – Auburn University
A Georgia native, Craig graduated from Auburn’s architecture program in 1993. He has almost 25 years of experience in residential design, and has been working with Ken Pursley for 15 years. In 2012 Craig was named partner and the firm became Pursley Dixon Architecture. While designing and managing projects, Craig also oversees the operations of the firm and monitors the workload of each design team. Outside of the office, Craig enjoys playing cornhole and spending time with his kids. He is the office authority on horror movies.
B.A. Studio Art, B.A. Biology – UNC Chapel Hill
Master of Architecture – UNC Charlotte
Pursley Dixon’s resident Eagle Scout, Mark’s varied life experiences include time spent playing music semi-professionally, burning gas in Chevy S-10s for the NJ State Park System, and designing electronic instruments for Moog Music in Asheville, NC. Eventually he returned to graduate school to study architecture and has been with Pursley Dixon since 2007, recently managing many of the firm’s most recognized projects. On the weekends, Mark enjoys being outdoors and is a highly skilled baby wrangler.
Bachelor of Architecture – UNC Charlotte
Master of Architecture – Rice University
Someone gave Aaron a book of house plans in fifth grade and he never looked back. After graduating first in his class from UNC Charlotte’s School of Architecture, he put on his cowboy hat and headed to the Lone Star State for graduate school. He returned to his hometown in 2012 to join the Pursley Dixon team. He enjoys running, traveling, and sporadically bike commuting to the office. Someday, he’ll finally get around to redoing that pink bathroom in his house.
B.A. Art History & Studio Art – Washington & Lee University
Master of Architecture – University of Virginia
Polly started her career in the art world, working at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. before returning to school for her architecture degree. While at the University of Virginia, she spent time traveling, studying, and creating beautiful sketches in Italy. After graduating in 2014 she joined Pursley Dixon. Polly enjoys spending time with friends, family, and her sophisticated pooch Lady.
Bachelor of Design – University of Florida
Greg is Pursley Dixon’s resident troubleshooter when technology attacks and guru of all things soccer. He also brings twenty years of experience in commercial architecture, urban planning, and high-end residential design to the table. When he’s not in the office, Greg can usually be found spending time with his family at his kids’ soccer tournaments or enjoying some of Charlotte’s ubiquitous local beer.
B.S. Textile & Apparel Management – NC State University
B.A. Interior Design – Queens University
Pursley Dixon’s only NC State alumnus, Bronwyn was valedictorian of her graduating class from the renowned College of Textiles and went on to work for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Bank of America. She eventually followed her passion for design and went back to school to earn her interior design degree from Queens University. She worked briefly with Emily Bourgeoisie of Bourgeoise3D before opening her own studio - BRONWYN Designs - in 2009, where she received an ASID Carolinas Award of Excellence in Residential Design. She joined Pursley Dixon in 2013 to lead our Interiors team. Outside of the office, Bronwyn enjoys spending time with her family, traveling to the ocean, and tearing up dance floors.
B.A. Human Services – Elon University
A rare Charlotte native, Day has been proficiently keeping Pursley Dixon on the rails since 2013. In addition to handling day-to-day business operations, she also functions as scheduler, event planner, accountant, greeter, marketing coordinator, and official Ken handler. Outside the office Day enjoys travel, fine cuisine, volunteering, and spending time with her family. She is also the proud mama of the resident office mascot, Lady.
B.S. Interior Design – Appalachian State University
Her major was interior design, but Ashley’s minor was “Appalachian Music – Roots & Influences” so she is the office’s key resource when there is a need for good bluegrass. As part of her program at Appalachian, Ashley completed an internship with Anthropologie in Manhattan, developing visual displays. She joined Pursley Dixon after graduating in 2012. Out of the office, Ashley enjoys home improvement projects with her husband and spending time at the National Whitewater Center.
B.S. Biology – Virginia Tech
Master of Architecture – Virginia Tech
After earning a degree in biology, Scott returned to Virginia Tech to pursue his Master of Architecture degree. He spent five years working in residential construction before coming to Pursley Dixon in 2016. Scott is not only Ken’s assistant but also the office “handy man.” Outside the office he and his wife enjoy spending spare time refinishing and repurposing old furniture.
B.S. Interior Design – Middle Tennessee State University
Maribeth joined Pursley Dixon in 2016 after several years designing high-end residential interiors in and around North Carolina. You can often find Maribeth in the back of the office clinking tiles around as she is our resident finishes expert. Outside the office, she enjoys traveling to the NC mountains with her husband and continuing her ongoing quest to find the perfect chocolate chip cookie.
B.S. Mathematics – Spelman College
M.S. Math/Statistics – New York University
candidate for B.A. Interior Design & Arch. – Queen University of Charlotte
Tarvia is working towards her interior architecture & design degree at Queens University, and between being a student, mother, & wife, she still finds time to help keep the office operations running smoothly. She is a board member at the Levine Museum of the New South, a member of the Alpha Sigma Lambda Adult Honor Society, and can drive a stick shift while eating a burger & drinking a soda.
When Lady isn’t busy serving as the official Pursley Dixon greeter, she is diligently guarding the property against invasive squirrels and tennis balls. Proud sister to new little brother Nelson, Lady is also a proud alumnus of the University of Alabama, considered by many to be among the school’s most intelligent graduates.