HELT Design Welcomes New Project Manager Jake Shepherd HELT Design is excited to announce a new member of the team – Jake Shepherd. Jake joins HELT Design as a Project Manager. He brings extensive experience and expertise to this new role with a creative eye for the architectural process. He finds inspiration for his work through observing a project develop from sketches to the built environment. Jake also loves what drew him to architecture in the first place: the [...]
HELT Design continues our longstanding work with change makers and visionaries in our community. Rob Pressley was recently featured on WCNC Charlotte as momentum to bringing trolley service back to Belmont picks up speed. Rob discusses the innovation involved in bringing the Belmont Trolley back to life. HELT was initially tasked with designing a trolley barn to house one trolley. That scope has expanded to house three trolley cars that have come from prior lives in Porto, Athens, and [...]
HELT Design's Principal, Tim Johnston, was recently featured on the most recent episode of the “Building Belmont Podcast” hosted by Keanu Trujillo. In the episode Tim and Keanu discuss what originally brought Tim to the Charlotte area, the rich history of both the town of Belmont and HELT Design, and how the firm has been building a legacy for future generations. Listen to the episode (25 mins) on Spotify HERE or watch on YouTube HERE.
HELT Design team members proudly took part in the ribbon cutting ceremony of the brand-new Piedmont Lithium HQ on Wednesday afternoon in Belmont, NC. HELT Design was the lead architecture firm for this adaptive re-use project located at 42 Catawba Street, once the Belmont Federal Savings & Loan building. L to R: Hasheem Halim, Sharon Johnston, Tim Johnston, Don Ferry Piedmont Lithium staff, local economic development and business leaders, and elected officials, including US Senator Thom Tillis, [...]
HELT Design is proud to announce that Hasheem Halim has joined the team as the firm’s newest Project Coordinator. With a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Tech and a passion for creating designs that can be felt both literally and ethereally, Hasheem has quickly embraced the variety of work and big picture vision since joining the firm. Hasheem has been honing his skills through a variety of projects and recently won a grant from the City of Charlotte [...]
HELT Design is pleased to announce and recognize the promotion of Valeria Ramon to Project Manager within the firm. Since joining the team in 2021 as a Project Coordinator, Valeria Ramon has quickly shown a track record of success by exceeding expectations and delivering consistent value to our clients. Valeria’s design talent, coupled with her willingness to take on challenging project deadlines has positioned her to handle the responsibilities of project managing multiple fast-paced projects. The team at HELT [...]
A letter from Tim Johnston, Principal Effective today, C.L. Helt, Architect, Inc. is officially being re-introduced as HELT Design. This is an exciting time for our firm, and we are proud to share this transition with our clients, industry partners and the community. Our track record of providing high level architectural and interior design services dates back to the 1960’s. It’s fair to say that a lot has changed since then. Our project types are more varied and have [...]
What is changing? C.L. Helt, Architect Inc. is now doing business as HELT Design Architecture Interiors. We are excited to share our refreshed name, logo, and design work with our current and prospective clients. What is not changing? The high level of creativity, service, and professionalism that you have come to expect from our firm. Why is it changing? The firm has served countless clients for more than 50 years. During this time the firm logo has stayed the [...]
A great article on our firm’s move across the Catawba River from busy Charlotte to booming Belmont in the Charlotte Business Journal. The article can be found in the most recent print edition dated 2/25/22 and on page #9 of digital edition HERE.
In June of 2019, C.L. Helt, Architect, led by Tim Johnston, transferred its growing operations from the buzzy center of Charlotte to the quaint, historic town of Belmont. Leaving the 15th largest city in the U.S. for a town of barely 12,000 inhabitants was an unusual move, but it was the perfect choice for the growing design firm. The location has helped Johnston and his team recruit talent, manage both modern ground-up and historic reuse projects across the U.S., [...]