Royal Bakery at Hillsborough Street Renovation

Project Info

LocationRaleigh, North Carolina
ClientJohn Hitch
Square Feet35,542

The adaptive reuse of the Old Royal Bakery, formally the Wonder Bread building, received a Sir Walter Raleigh Award from the City of Raleigh.  The building was built approximately sixty years ago as a bakery and distribution center.


Royal Bakery has a street level entrance and a lower level accessible from the rear.  In order to make some necessary significant changes for the new occupancy while not jeopardizing tax credits, close coordination with the State Historic Preservation Office and Department of Interior was required.  Through compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation, the Owner was able to attain a full 20% tax credit.


Additions to the building were made in a manner sympathetic with the existing architecture, but careful not to imitate or confuse the new and old construction.

Team Members

  • Leanne Byrd, Assoc. AIA, CSI, CDT joins our team!
  • Congratulations to recent graduate, Marivee Aguilar!
  • Rhonda Angerio, AIA receives AIA Triangle Impact Award!
  • Welcome our newest team member, Charlie Tennant!
  • Smith Sinnett Welcomes Nizar Maddouri!
  • Career Opportunities
  • New Associate!
  • Manning Elementary Ribbon Cutting
  • Staff News
  • Thankful
  • Randolph County Animal Shelter - In The News
  • Dixon Middle School - NEW PHOTOS!!
  • Onslow County CHS - NEW PHOTOS!!!
  • Manning Elementary School - Dedication Scheduled
  • In Memory of John Knox
  • Dixon Middle School - Ribbon Cutting
  • Onslow County Courthouse - Topping Out Ceremony
  • Consolidated Human Services - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
  • Morrow Mountain Boathouse Wins AIA Triangle Honor Award
  • In Progress - The Benjey Residence
  • Construction Update – Consolidated Human Services
  • Construction Update - Consolidated Human Services
  • A4LE Conference 2017
  • Construction Update - Dixon Middle School
  • Construction Update - Consolidated Human Services
  • Consolidated Human Services Video
  • Manning Elementary School Video
  • Construction Tour of Dixon Middle School
  • Construction Update - Dixon Middle School
  • Groundbreaking - Dixon Middle School
  • Groundbreaking - Burton Park