Category: Event

Wilkesboro shines at Carolina in the Fall Festival

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The third annual Carolina in the Fall festival took place last weekend in Wilkesboro. The two day fest drew huge crowds for a weekend of music and fun in the newly redesigned historic downtown. Carolina in the Fall is a must for all bluegrass lovers. In the week since, the festival won a Momentum Award for Festival/Event/Venue from the International Bluegrass Music Association. Above: Photo courtesy Town of Wilkesboro Facebook Read more…

Two Samsel Projects Receive Awards from AIA Asheville

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We are excited that two Samsel homes received awards from AIA Asheville during their annual Design Awards ceremony. The Cliffs at Walnut Cove won a 2017 Merit Award and the Craven Gap Residence received a 2017 Residential Citation. Thank you to the 2017 jury members and AIA Asheville for the recognition. Congratulations to all the other winners – there is a lot of talent in our area! The Cliffs at Walnut Read more…

Jim Samsel Named one of Asheville’s Downtown Heroes

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A big congratulations to Jim Samsel for being named one of Asheville’s 2017 Downtown Heroes. He was recognized by the Asheville Downtown Association for his dedication to downtown revitalization at the Association’s annual meeting on Wednesday night. Jim’s deep and active commitment to Downtown Asheville revitalization spans almost 40 years (1980-2017) and is characterized by his service and contributions. Over the decades, Jim engaged with the revitalization process through a Read more…

Samsel Home Featured on Modern Architecture Tour

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Join Samsel Architects on Saturday, June 3rd for an architectural tour of our project at The Cliffs at Walnut Cove. The event is part of the annual MA! Architecture Tour during the Atlanta Design Festival. Our home featured on the tour showcases modern architecture and thoughtful design. We drew inspiration from traditional prairie motifs and updated them for the 21st century. Throughout the residence, there is a strong theme of Read more…

WNCGBC hosts CiderFest NC 2016

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The WNC Green Building Council will be hosting CiderFest NC 2016 this weekend. This is the fourth year for the cider tasting event, and it will feature local food, live music and, of course, great ciders! This year’s event will be held along the French Broad River at the Salvage Station – 468 Riverside Drive, on Saturday, October 15, from 1 – 5 PM. From cider lovers looking to sample Read more…

CCCD Celebrates 20th Anniversary on August 11

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On August 11, from 7-10 pm, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) celebrates 20 years of service to emerging artists, researchers, scholars, and the public with its 20th Anniversary Celebration & Benefit. The event will spotlight interactive art installations, local cuisine and entertainment. Guests will convene at CCCD’s historic 67 Broadway Street building in downtown Asheville, to explore four uniquely themed floors filled with art installations, live music, Read more…

Join us for National Architecture Week

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It is the beginning of National Architecture Week, a time to recognize the positive roles and contributions architects play in the community. In honor of Architecture Week, AIA Asheville, along with sponsors Modern Asheville, is presenting two exciting events that are open to the public. REGIONALISM: Sustained living through site and community specific contemporary home design When: Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 6:00pm – 7:00pm Where: Pack Memorial Library | Lord Read more…

WNCGBC Hosts 3rd Annual CiderFest NC

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The WNC Green Building Council will be hosting the 3rd Annual CiderFest NC in November. This premier cider tasting event will feature local food, live music and, of course, great ciders. The festival will be held at the WNC Farmers Market – 570 Brevard Rd., on Saturday, November 7th from 1 – 5 PM. This year more than twenty cider makers from throughout the region and beyond will be serving Read more…

Two Samsel Homes Featured on Modern Architecture Tour

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As part of Modern Atlanta’s Design is Human week, Samsel Architects will be participating in the Modern Asheville satellite home tours. Two of our homes will be open for viewing, the Fontana Bridge Lake House and the Kenilworth Renovation. The homes featured on the tours showcase modern architecture and thoughtful design. Each environment was designed to match the unique lifestyle of the owners’ as well as the specific land surrounding Read more…

Old Fort Cabin up for a Fine Homebuilding Award

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Today is the last day to vote for our project “Old Fort Cabin” in Fine Homebuilding Magazine’s 2015 Readers’ Choice Award. Voting ends tonight, March 9, at midnight. Currently, we are in second place, so please take some time to visit the site and vote for us! {VOTING HAS ENDED} This home, located outside of Asheville, was completed last spring. It serves as a simple retreat for our clients who Read more…