We're hiring!


We are currently seeking to fill an available position with a talented and energetic team member! In addition to affordable housing, projects will include adaptive reuse and historic renovation.


3-5 years experience

Professional degree



Please send letter of interest and resume to info@tightlinesdesigns.com.

TightLines featured in Poplar Network

State Street Villas - Before

Poplar Network, a website for the Green Building Community that focuses on LEED and green building technology, recently featured TightLines Designs in an article that highlights LEED's High-Priority Site credit and the process of working with reclaimed properties.

"Julia" plan receives Dept of Energy Housing Innovation Award!

Julia Zero Energy Ready Homes

Each year, the U.S. Department of Energy recognizes organizations that are on the path to creating zero energy ready homes. This effort not only helps preserve environmental resources, it also reduces energy costs for homeowners. We are excited to announce that the Julia plan, built by our partner Catawba Valley Habitat, recently received a Department of Energy 2016 Housing Innovation Award in the "Affordable" category!

Developing Affordable Housing in Eastern NC

Eastport at the Park

While Eastport at the Park wrapped up earlier this summer, our partner East Carolina Community Development Inc. is already looking ahead at more opportunities. They were recently recognized for their efforts in the Wilmington Biz, explaining how their next development, Cypress Cove, will consist of 200 one, two and three-bedroom apartments with rents ranging from $635 to $859.

2014 NC Affordable Housing Conference

2014 Affordable Housing Conference

The TightLines team just wrapped up another great experience at the 2014 North Carolina Affordable Housing Conference! The event was held at the Raleigh Convention Center downtown, lasting all day on October 15th and the morning of October 16th.

North Street Community in Durham prospering

North Street Community

Since 2011, TightLines Designs' David Maurer and Craig Bethel have been working alongside Legacy Real Property Group, Reality Ministries, and several families with and without disabilities to create a community for special-needs families in Durham. The project was not a small one - renovating 16 existing, dilapidated quadruplexes from the mid-1900s. Three years later though, there are only a few buildings left and the North Street Community is growing and prospering.

TightLines Designs receives 2014 Anthemion Award!

small house plans

We are excited to announce that on September 15th, TightLines Designs accepted a 2014 Anthemion Award with Telegraph Road Properites, Raleigh Restoration Group, and Triangle Interiors for the Residential and Community Revitalization of the East Raleigh/South Park National Register Historic District!

Affordable Housing Workshop - April 1, 2014

Principal David Maurer will be participating in an Affordable Housing Workshop hosted by the AIA Triangle and NC State College of Design. This is part of their Spring 2014 Joint Lecture Series, titled "Situated Modernisms & Global Practice."

Could Salisbury's future include a touch of Raleigh's Cooke Street?

small house plans

Although it was completed a few years ago, Raleigh's Cooke Street development is still making headlines! Read below about how city officials in Salisbury, North Carolina are considering using Cooke Street as a model for some of their communities.

Could Salisbury's future include a touch of Raleigh's Cooke Street?

March 21, 2014

By David Whisenant


TightLines featured in THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT

Monique house plan

Read this endearing article about a Virginia woman becoming a first-time homeowner with our "Monique" house plan. Project Manager Craig Bethel was recently interviewed by the Hampton Roads newspaper about the plan.

An Affordable Place to Call Home


January 28, 2014


The first time a colleague shared information with Lavern Wilson about the HOME Investment Partnership Program, she handed the application to a coworker.