Peace central courtyard aerial

Peace Raleigh: Landscape Architecture


Kane Realty


Architecture, Interiors, Landscape Architecture

Project Size

417 units

55,000 sf retail

257,000 sf parking

Completion Date


Construction Type

Type I-A concrete


Equilibrium of Outdoor Spaces.

Raleigh, NC

The Landscape Architecture team’s overall goal was to strike a perfect balance between Peace Raleigh Apartment’s private and public spaces and ensure an appropriate scale for the 12-story building to effffortlessly complement its outdoor areas. The interior residential courtyard and pool deck, as well as the pass-through seating area connecting the interior courtyard and the sky terrace were all designed to offer an immersive outdoor experience.

2021 DesignWorks Multifamily Honorable Mention

IIDA Carolinas Chapter

2021 Mixed-Use Merit Winner

Multifamily Executive Award

2020 Imprint Award

Downtown Raleigh Alliance

Sun exposure & shading analysis.

By working with a larger-than-average courtyard and grandeur building mass, the team was given the opportunity to expand their design options by including smaller trees, and meticulously conducted sun and shade studies to understand how sunlight angles would impact the plants, enabling us to strategically position them based on sun exposure and shade levels.

Peace residents enjoying outdoor rooftop terrace

Collaborating with Cline Design’s interior design team gave them the ability to harmonize finer details and hardscape elements to correlate with the interior design concept.

Breezeway looking toward central courtyard at Peace Raleigh Apartments
Peace Apartments outdoor overlook fitness area with exercise enthusiasts

Consistent visual experience.

Aimed to achieve a cohesive look and feel by using complementary materials, they worked together to select outdoor pavers that mirrored the interior flooring, ensuring a consistent visual experience for both residents and visitors. Their collaboration on the wooden trellis and benches in the courtyard resonated with many interior design concepts throughout the project.