Students from Appalachian participate in Race to Zero Student Design Competition

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Our studio recently hosted a group of students from Appalachian State University to provide feedback on their Race to Zero entry. Race to Zero is an annual student design competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy intended to inspire college students to create market-ready, creative design solutions for energy-efficient homes. Before the students submit their final design, they will spend months brainstorming, designing and getting crucial feedback from professionals Read more…

Hammock House Wins 2016 Honor Award from AIA NC

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We are happy that one of our recent projects, The Hammock House, won a 2016 Honor Award from AIA North Carolina. This state award is given out every year to recognize quality in residential design. The Hammock House sits on a 40-acre farm in Columbus, NC with several spectacular old growth oak trees, an existing barn, pastures and distant views to Tryon Peak. The home is a new interpretation of utilitarian farm Read more…

Fontana Home Wins 2016 Merit Award from AIA NC

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Our Fontana Lake House was recently awarded a 2016 Merit Award from AIA North Carolina. This state award is given out every year to recognize quality in residential design. The Fontana house is LEED Gold certified and serves as a serene retreat for a family of four. It is situated almost at the water’s edge with generous views of the lake, the surrounding forest, and the passenger train bridge in Read more…

Samsel Architects Named 2016 Firm of the Year by AIA NC

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We are excited and honored to announce that our firm was named the 2016 Firm of the Year by AIA North Carolina! The Firm Award is given every year to one North Carolina firm that has consistently produced quality architecture with a verifiable level of client satisfaction for at least 10 years. This award is the highest honor the Chapter can bestow upon a firm. Our firm has been committed Read more…

Loft Renovation Becomes a Home for Art

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Samsel Architect’s recent downtown loft renovation delivers a welcoming new home for our client as well as for his extensive art collection. As both an artist and collector, the homeowner wanted a space that was not only comfortable to live and create in, but also one that provided the ideal setting for his diverse art collection. We met this challenge by incorporating thoughtful illumination and a sensible color palette. This Read more…