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 Architects Voted Best in WNC for Fifth Year

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2017 marks the fifth year in a row that Samsel Architects has been voted Western North Carolina’s #1 architect in the Mountain Xpress Best Of Poll! We have been designing in the region since 1985 and we love to incorporate the unique character of Asheville and our mountain landscape into every project. We are appreciative of our clients, collaborators and community and look forward to many more years. Thank you Read more…

Hammock House Takes Home a 2017 Matsumoto Prize

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We are happy to announce that our Hammock House won a 2017 Matsumoto Prize! Thank you to NC Modernists and congratulations to the other winning firms.  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 structures and brings a distinctly modern element 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…