ColeJenest & Stone was conceived in the summer of 1987, when North Carolina State University College of Design graduates Michael Cole and Brian Jenest teamed to create a firm dedicated to exceptional client service and progressive design solutions. After working for two prominent Charlotte architecture firms, Michael and Brian set up in a cramped Myers Park guest room with hollow-core doors, a used Macintosh computer and a clattering dot matrix printer. Over the next several years, Michael and Brian developed an impressive list of public and private clients with projects across North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. In 1993, the firm relocated from an East Boulevard office condo in Dilworth to a two-story office building on 7th Street, across from Spirit Square and near the heart of downtown Charlotte. Soon they recognized the need for in-house civil engineering capabilities and consultant Dudley Stone became a managing partner in 1995. In 2003 we opened our Raleigh office where we continue to have a strong presence in the Triangle and across eastern North Carolina. Today, our full-service site design firm boasts a legacy of quality, innovation and value. Collaboration is key, with clients and designers working together to create enduring land planning solutions. The partners and principals at ColeJenest & Stone are personally involved in every project to ensure design and engineering quality, and strict budget and scheduling control. With nearly 50 professionals on our staff in Charlotte and Raleigh, we have exceptional leadership experience to address our clients’ economic goals, program requirements and the design and engineering opportunities unique to each site.
We have completed more than 4,600 projects in our 28-year history and won numerous design and engineering awards in most market sectors. Our practice is studio-based and project manager-centric, and the firm is structured to support experienced leadership staff assigned to each client and project. Our team is lead by Managing Partner, Brian Jenest,RLA along with Kevin Ammons, RLA, Director of Operations and Charlotte Manager; Susan Freyler, RLA, Director of Landscape Architecture; Todd Fisher, PE, Director of Engineering; Scott Hazard, RLA, Raleigh Manager; and Jason Barbosa, Director of Business Operations.