Samsel Architects is an award-winning Asheville architecture firm founded in 1985. We have designed projects throughout the Southeastern US and beyond.
Our studio specializes in custom residential architecture, commercial architecture, hospitality, galleries, retail, and restaurants. We provide a broad scope of architectural services including new construction, home renovations and additions, interior architecture, commercial adaptive reuse, master planning and historic preservation.
We believe in designing timeless buildings that reflect the unique character of our clients and the landscape, whether in an urban city center or perched on a mountain.
We have been designing mountain modern architecture for over 30 years. Blending the aesthetics of simple forms and clean lines with the warmth and beauty of natural materials, our rustic contemporary architecture uses a simple and unified palette of color and materials to create interior spaces and the exterior forms of our projects. These styles are evident in our houses and commercial projects and help reflect the character and mountain history of Asheville and our region.
We are committed to green building and green architecture. Protecting our beautiful mountain region through sustainable design is a core value of our studio. We integrated sustainable design features, green building principles and energy efficient materials throughout our work.
Our experienced LEED accredited team members guide our energy efficient designs, and planning for renewable energy gives our clients high performance buildings. We have designed and certified multiple sustainable projects, including the first LEED-EB Platinum dormitory in the country and the first Zero Energy Certified home in North Carolina by the International Living Future Institute.