Rusty Long

Rusty Long

Portsmouth, VA, US



Rusty Long is an architect located in Portsmouth, Virginia with a focus on modern, sustainable design. Specializing in small modern homes, adaptive reuse projects, and context appropriate renovations; he balances his modern sensibilities with a profound respect for the historic vernacular structures of the rural American South.

Born in Greensboro, North Carolina, Rusty split his childhood between his parents’ suburban house outside of Raleigh, the Appalachian mountains, and the Carolina coast.

After graduating Cum Laude from NC State’s College of Design with a Bachelors of Architecture, Rusty worked briefly for Buildsense Inc. with Randy Lanou in Durham, and has spent the last five years working for Davenport Architecture and Design Inc. With one foot in the Triangle and the other on Roanoke Island, he’s participated on projects on a variety of scales including small residential additions, large custom residences, multi-million dollar shopping center renovations, and new buildings and renovations for federal and state agencies.



Long Design PLLC, Portsmouth, VA, US, Architect

Jan 2011 - current


NC State University School of Design, Raleigh, NC, US, BArch, Architecture

May 2001 - Jun 2005

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