Founded in 1957 by B. Atwood Skinner, Skinner Farlow Kirwan Architecture is a firm with a portfolio of sixty years of thoughtful design that meets our clients’ needs and brings inspiration to their built environment. With awards and recognitions ranging from acknowledgement for Outstanding Design in American School & University Magazine to a merit award in Engineering News-Record and numerous NCAIA Merit Awards, our dynamic team will lead you through the design process to ensure that your building suits your evolving use for years to come. Our absolute commitment is to facilitating effective communication with all participants throughout the design and construction process with the best result in mind. We offer innovative design solutions and a steady hand that you can trust from contract through dedication.

Brad Farlow, President of Skinner Lamm and Highsmith Architects and Alicia Kirwan, President of Kirwan Architecture and are pleased to announce their partnership with Ben Skinner in Skinner Farlow Kirwan Architecture effective January 2018.  Brad and Alicia share a previous working relationship at the firm Eason & Farlow Design as well as currently working together on several projects between firms. Our firm is founded on the principles of quality and balance between budget and artful conception.  We discern the unique challenges of your project, and prepare for contingencies before you ever break ground. By engaging in frank, open conversations with various interest holders in your project, we are able to create flexible designs that can grow with you. Skinner Farlow Kirwan serves both public and private clients with a focus on engaging spaces for Learning, Healing, Working, Worship and Recreation.

Experience, thoughtfulness, heart and care define our approach to fulfilling our clients’ mission. The firm moves forward building on the shared strengths of the partners. Brad Farlow is known by clients to be a resource for consensus building. He is a collaborator who helps groups find a common vision through the design and construction process delivering buildings that live into the vision of their clients. Alicia Kirwan’s tenacity for research and thoughtful approach to each project leads to the creation of simple beautiful design solutions for even the most complex, unique and intricate projects. Ben Skinner is known by owners to be a great steward of their resources ensuring the vision so artfully designed is expertly crafted and delivered.

Skinner Farlow Kirwan Architecture has built a legacy of solid, innovative design and unmatched customer service. Our team of energetic, trustworthy architects, designers, and construction administrators works to fulfill our client’s vision and guides the entire team towards the most impactful use of resources. Our success is built upon the satisfaction of our clients. We are pleased to have developed and sustained many long term relationships with clients and professional associates. We look forward to the opportunity to grow new relationships through design.


BB&T Corporate Headquarters

Wilson, North Carolina
Twin Towers designed in 1969 & 1984