coby linton -  principal architect, LEED AP


Having lived in a tent in the Nantahala Gorge, spent a few years translating Latin, and run marathons in Alaska and New York, Coby can usually add something to the conversation. Raised in Virginia and graduated from the University of Georgia, he began his professional life restoring historic houses in Savannah and performing architectural history research at the Georgia Historical Society. 

In 1999, he moved to New York to pursue a master’s degree in architecture at the Parsons School of Design. After five exhilarating years as a project manager at top-tier Manhattan firms, he chased his dream southward to Durham in 2004 and founded Linton Architects in 2008. Coby is a registered architect, a LEED Accredited Professional, and a passionate husband and father of three. He also eats a triple-decker PBJ every day for lunch.