Category: Asheville Highlights

Samsel Architects is Hiring

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Samsel Architects is seeking new design talent to join our firm. We are currently looking for a Project Architect/Designer with 4-10+ years of experience, a strong sense of design and a willingness to work in a collaborative/team environment. Check out our posting on aia.org. Interested? Resumes and portfolios accepted here or click the button below. APPLY NOW

Nathan Bryant, AIA, named President-Elect of AIA-Asheville

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Nathan Bryant, AIA, a Principal and Vice-President of Samsel Architects, has been named 2015 President-Elect of AIA-Asheville. AIA-Asheville is a section of AIA North Carolina, a component of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Nathan’s term in AIA-Asheville leadership will be three years, serving as President-Elect in 2015, President in 2016, and Past-President in 2017. Nathan will also serve on the Board of Directors for AIA North Carolina in 2015-2016 Read more…

Reenergizing Community with Solar Energy

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Solar energy has received significant attention in Western North Carolina lately, but nowhere is the recent solarization more strikingly visible than on Biltmore Avenue in downtown Asheville. Cantilevered off the south-facing parapet of the building that houses American Folk Art and Framing, four impressively large photovoltaic (PV) arrays are silently producing electricity. However, the statement they make is anything but mute; rather it is a strong declaration that this community Read more…

Southern Highlands Craft Gallery opens in Biltmore Village

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Samsel Architects was pleased to collaborate again with the Southern Highlands Craft Guild for the new Southern Highlands Craft Gallery in Biltmore Village. Our firm’s initial project with the Guild was the 1992 renovation of the Allanstand Craft Shop at the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway. More details on the new project are coming soon, but in the meantime, come to space and check it out this Read more…

Pack Square Pavilion opened in downtown Asheville

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Located on College Street in the heart of downtown Asheville, Pack Square Pavilion serves as a visitor and information center for Pack Square Park. The building also serves as the Park’s public restroom facility, which was designed with hygiene in mind. Diffuse natural light, graffiti resistant porcelain tile, water efficient fixtures, and energy efficient hand dryers all play important roles in the facility’s four unisex toilet rooms. The Pavilion is Read more…