Build Beautiful Things

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 Philip Trammell Shutze Award for Residential Architecture, the Veranda/ADAC award for architecture firm of the year and the Southern Living Home of the Year award.

Ken Pursley

Ken Pursley

Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Lead Dreamer

Working for his first firm at age 16, Ken’s architectural roots began early. While attending architecture school at Auburn University, he developed a passion for residential design and historic preservation. Upon graduation, Ken was able to cultivate his interest in residential design under the tutelage of his mentor and friend, Bobby McAlpine. While serving as a project architect at McALPINE, Ken was fortunate to work on a variety of homes and properties throughout the South. It was this exposure that eventually led him to venture out and sink his own roots in Charlotte. In 2005, Ken founded Pursley Architecture and in 2012 partnered with fellow Auburn alumnus Craig Dixon, forming Pursley Dixon Architecture. Ken is active in his community, formerly serving on the board of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission and chairing its design review committee. He is also a founding member of the Institute of Classical Art & Architecture – North Carolina Chapter and an active member of the Leaders of Design Council. When not designing beautiful homes, you can find Ken relaxing in his recently restored mid-century modern home, most likely with music playing and cocktail in hand.

Craig Dixon

Craig Dixon

Partner, Studio Head

A Georgia native, Craig graduated from Auburn University in 1993 alongside business partner, Ken Pursley. In 2012, Craig was named partner and the firm became Pursley Dixon Architecture. While designing and managing projects, Craig is also a source of wisdom and guidance for younger staff members. Craig is an active member of the Leaders of Design Council, Design Leadership Network, and the Shameful Indulgent Film Series. When not at his drafting board, Craig enjoys adventures with his wife, Blair, their four kids, friends, and family.

Bronwyn Ford

Bronwyn Ford

Partner, Co-Founder of Pursley Dixon Ford Interior Design

A graduate of NC State University’s College of Textiles, Bronwyn started her career in management consulting and financial services. Though the project work was satisfying, she was curious to explore a more creative path, and returned to Queens University to draw, dream, and study interior design. Bronwyn joined Pursley Dixon Architecture in 2013 and was named partner and lead designer for Pursley Dixon Ford Interior Design in 2020.

Approaching every project like a unique problem-solving opportunity, Bronwyn enjoys tackling the constraints and coming up with the most distinctive solutions for each individual client.  She’s happiest working in tandem with her clients, team, and craftspeople to develop creative solutions and employ different materials, art, and objects to complete the spaces and complement the architecture. Bronwyn is an active member of the Design Leadership Network, and in 2023 was named ADAC Southeast Designer of the Year.  Outside of the studio, she enjoys traveling, exploring, and spending time with family and friends.  She is proud to be a Charlottean, and is blessed to spend every day working beside the most talented team of creatives in the Pursley Dixon Ford family. 

Day Palmer

Day Palmer

Chief Operating Officer, Beauty Wrangler

A rare Charlotte native, Day has been proficiently keeping Pursley Dixon on the rails since 2013. In addition to the oversite of business operations, she also functions as the Director of Marketing. Her boundless energy and off-color humor are infectious in the studio. Day is a member of board of the Learning Collaborative, a former member of the Junior League of Charlotte, and an active volunteer with several other local charities. On the weekends, Day enjoys travel, fine cuisine, and spending time with her husband, George and their two young boys. She is also the proud mama of the resident office mascot, Lady. 

Mark Kline

Mark Kline

Principal, Studio Head

Pursley Dixon’s resident Eagle Scout. Mark’s varied life experiences include graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill, playing music semi-professionally, and designing electronic instruments for Moog Music in Asheville, NC. Eventually he returned to graduate school to study architecture and earned his Master of Architecture at UNC-Charlotte. Mark has been with Pursley Dixon since 2007, developing and managing many of the firm’s most recognized projects. On the weekends, Mark enjoys playing bass and guitar, as well as being outdoors with his wife, their three children and assortment of pets.

Scott Hambrick

Scott Hambrick

Project Manager, Architecture

Initially earning a degree in biology, Scott decided to return to Virginia Tech to pursue his Master of Architecture degree after dabbling in residential construction. Since joining Pursley Dixon in 2016, Scott has earned certification as a licensed architect and most recently led jobs as a Project Architect. When he’s not in the studio, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife, coaching his son’s soccer teams, slicing the occasional golf ball, and sketching plans for their dream home renovation projects.  

Alex Ancona

Alex Ancona

Project Manager, Architecture

Growing up, Alex with his twin brother and cousin built and planned a miniature colonial village (the houses were complete with working fireplaces!), springing from his love of historic New England. Alex received his Bachelor of Architecture from UNC-Charlotte, and he decided to come back down south to join Pursley Dixon in 2018. Alex is a member of the board of North Carolina Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art. Outside the studio you can find him on his ongoing quest for the best Italian market in town or playing the organ. 

Hope Wietman

Hope Wietman

Architectural Assistant

Hope received her Bachelor of Architecture from UNC-Charlotte, where she studied abroad in Rome, discovering a passion of Greek and Roman classicism. She was the recipient of an ICAA-WC Scholarship to study classicism at The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art in New York. When not at work, Hope can be found creating pottery, tending her bees, or spending time on the lake with her husband, Austin, and dog, Wanda. 

Julie Reo

Julie Reo

Architectural Assistant

Originally from Pennsylvania, Julie holds degrees from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in Graphic Design and Queens University in Interior Design. Julie supports the project managers with construction documents and construction administration. She loves traveling, hiking, and hanging out with her pets. 

Angelina Riehl

Angelina Riehl

Architectural Interior Designer

Angelina grew up surrounded by family who deeply valued interior design and architecture. She decided to pursue her passion of interiors and earned a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from High Point University. Angelina is charged with assisting the project managers with finish selections, electrical plans, and interior architecture. On the weekends you can find Angelina with her twin sister on the hunt for the best lakes and hikes in the area. 

Katherine Miller

Katherine Miller

Architectural Interior Designer

Katherine moved to Charlotte from Columbia, SC to join the Pursley Dixon family. Growing up, she developed a love for interior design from her uncle, who is an architect, and aunt, who is an artist. While in school she also spent a semester in Europe, which cultivated her love of blending history with today’s world. Katherine graduated with a B.S. in Interior Design from Appalachian State University. She is charged with assisting the project managers with finish selections, electrical plans, and interior architecture. Outside of the office, you can find Katherine at the lake during the summer and skiing in the mountains during the winter.

Matt Heithoff

Matt Heithoff

Architectural Assistant

Matt joined the Pursley Dixon Family after graduating from Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Architecture with a Concentration in Preservation & Restoration. Matt supports Ken with presentations, rendering and modeling the firm’s newest design work. On the weekends you can find Matt running, playing tennis, and snuggling with his 13-year-old cat, Harry.

Savannah Stone

Savannah Stone

Interior Architectural Designer

Savannah earned her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from High Point University. While in school, she worked for showrooms at the High Point Furniture Market, honing her knowledge of interior products. Savannah works with the Pursley Dixon Ford Interiors team on custom furniture and interior architectural details.  On the weekends, she loves to travel, go to Charlotte FC games, and enjoy a good IPA. 

Sarah Armfield

Sarah Armfield

Business Manager, Architecture

As Business Manager, Sarah works collaboratively across teams to ensure day-to-day operations run smoothly. Prior to joining Pursley Dixon, she spent over a decade managing business operations teams in New York, including 8 years at Paperless Post. Outside of the office, Sarah loves to spend time with her family, check out local happenings, and attempt to catch up on her reading list.

Amber Hootman

Amber Hootman

Operations Manager, Interiors

After ten years in Washington, DC, Amber and her family decided to fly south. As the Pursley Dixon Ford multi-purpose director, she keeps us all organized and on schedule. Amber lives with her husband and their two children along with their cat, Billie Jean. On the weekends Amber loves traveling, being outside, crafting, and reading.

Meghan Squier

Meghan Squier

Office Coordinator, Architecture

As the Pursley Dixon Architecture office coordinator, Meghan keeps all of us organized. When not at work, she loves connecting and learning about her heritage as a Muscogee Native American. Meghan is an avid consumer of stories in all forms from books to movies to podcasts. Currently, she is pursuing a second degree in Interior Design from Yorkville University.

Lady Grantham Palmer

Lady Grantham Palmer

Greeter

When Lady isn’t busy serving as the official Pursley Dixon greeter, she is diligently guarding the property against invasive squirrels and tennis balls. Lady is also a proud alumnus of the University of Alabama, considered by many to be among the school’s most intelligent graduates.

311 Atherton Street
Charlotte, North Carolina 28203
704.334.6500   info@pursleydixon.com