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Who We Are
Rutherford Design Services is a design-focused, residential design firm founded by Cody Rutherford. He designs homes that are site-specific and inspired by the scenic beauty of woods, lakes, farms, fields, towns, and cities that inhabit the rolling land of the Piedmont region in North Carolina. His studio is located in Albemarle, North Carolina, home to Morrow Mountain State Park, Lake Tillery, and the Western Gateway to the Uwharrie National Forest. While many of Rutherford's designs are located in the Piedmont region, he's currently designing homes throughout North Carolina, Northern South Carolina, and Southern Virginia.
3D Rendering
Architectural Design
Architectural Drawings
Barn Design & Construction
Building Design
Custom Home
Floor Plans
Guesthouse Design & Construction
Home Additions
Home Extensions
Home Remodeling
House Plans
Passive Solar Heating & Cooling
Custom Homes
Home Measurements (MLS listings)
Energy-Efficient Home Design
Custom Home Design
Home Addition Design
Passive Solar Heating & Cooling Design
Home Extension Design
Home Remodeling Design
Pool House Design

Our Founder & Owner

Cody Rutherford
Cody Rutherford
Cody Rutherford is the founder and owner of Rutherford Design Services. Cody has studied the design industry for years and has worked with several architects, engineers, and designers alike on both big and small projects. He is an alumnus of 3D Training Institute (3DTi), where he did studies on interiors, residential homes, commercial buildings, urban planning, etc. After graduating, he went on to complete an internship where he was the head of his class and helped oversee most of the projects.
Cody has an Autodesk certificate and has been recognized by his peers as hard-working, motivated, dedicated, and diligent with his work.


Quick professional service. Accurate drawings and a very comprehensive design style. We utilized RDS for two drawing plans that includes a (new construction) pool house and a main house remodel. We began the new construction, phase 1 of the project, October 15th and Mr. Rutherford has been in contact with me or onsite as a followup to his service. We are very please with the service and can recommend RDS for most any residential project.