Draft Master Plan for Karen Cragnolin Park Revealed

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Samsel Architects spent our summer working on plans for RiverLink’s Karen Cragnolin Park, and last week, we were happy to be able to present the Draft Master Plan to the public during guided tours of the property. We have been working alongside a great design team led by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects along with local firms, Equinox Environmental and Anchor QEA. The park is named after Karen Cragnolin, founder Read more…

4th Annual Climate Symposium this Week

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The 4th Annual Climate Adaptive Design Symposium is happening this week at The Collider. This year’s conference theme is “Deep Retrofit” – renovation of existing buildings to promote sustainable design. The two-day event begins on Thursday evening with a lecture that is free and open to the community. Friday’s conference is geared toward design and construction professionals. Six credit hours of professional development will be offered for Friday’s conference and Read more…

A Modern House for Artists in Marshall

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One of our newest projects is a simple, modern home located in Marshall, NC. Soon after our clients bought property in rural Madison County, they approached us to help them develop a master plan for the 12+ acres. Their vision was to create a simple home for themselves and rental cabins for artists and visitors. Our process began by studying the character of the land and developing a plan, which Read more…

The Bridge Home at Lake James

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The Bridge Home is a rustic lake house located at Lake James in Nebo, North Carolina. We have been working on plans for The Bridge Home for the past year and were excited to see it break ground earlier this summer. Our clients came to us with a desire for a home that was functional, comfortable and one that has a strong connection to the outdoors and lake surrounding. The Read more…

Samsel Architects Voted Best in WNC for Sixth Year

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2018 is the sixth year in a row that Samsel Architects has been voted Western North Carolina’s #1 architect in the MountainX Best Of Poll! Our studio has been working in WNC since 1985. A key part of our design philosophy is incorporating the unique character of Asheville and our mountain region into every project. We appreciate the vote of support from our community. Thank you, Asheville and Mountain Xpress!