Cort Architectural Group PA has been providing the highest quality architectural service to institutions in Central and Western North Carolina for over 45 years. The firm was incorporated in 1973, and has historically specialized in design of public facilities. Names and successor corporate names are Baber, Cort and Wood, Wood and Cort, and for the past 25 years Cort Architectural Group, PA. The majority of the work the Firm performs is public work involving multiple prime and single prime contracts

Cort Architectural Group has added LEED Accreditation to its long list of sustainable building design qualifications. John Cort, Hamilton Cort, and Bruce Youngberg have earned LEED accredited professional status.  The firm is committed to 100% architectural design staff accreditation.  Accreditation will complement the firm’s leadership in sustainable focused design which includes the design and construction of numerous day-lit instructional spaces and passive solar buildings.

Professional Background of Staff

John E. Cort, AIA, LEED AP, President

The principle Architect in Charge is Mr. John Cort, who is directly responsible for design and construction documents. All projects performed by Cort Architectural Group, PA are team-effort projects involving Design Phase, Construction Documents Phase, and Contract Administration Phase.

Hamilton B. Cort, AIA, LEED AP, Vice President, Construction Administration

Graduated NC State University 2000
Tenure at Cort Architectural Group, P.A. 14 years.

Bruce A. Youngberg, AIA, LEED AP

Registered Architect 16 years
Tenure at Cort Architectural Group, P.A. 28 years.

Lorna M. Bolkey, Office Manager

Graduated Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, 1986
Tenure at Cort Architectural Group, P.A. 18 years.