Wilkesboro Downtown Rejuvenation Project Update

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We have been assisting the Town of Wilkesboro with their downtown rejuvenation for the past couple years. The latest phase involves a creative renovation solution to save a historic rock building in the heart of downtown.

Samsel Architects is Hiring

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We are currently looking for a full-time Intern Architect/Graphic Designer to join our collaborative studio.

Staff Retreat in Hendersonville

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We closed our office for two days at the end of last month for a staff retreat. We packed up and set off to The Horse Shoe Farm, a beautiful hideaway in Hendersonville, to plan the future of our company together as a team. We created a safe space to learn and share, a quiet space away from the day-to-day distractions, and a positive space where we could envision the Read more…

Modern Farmhouse Channels Historic WNC Roots

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Our concept for this new home, located in a pastoral farm valley in Haywood County, North Carolina, expresses a nuanced personality that is light and modern as well as grounded and rustic. Charged with designing a home comprised of expansive windows while also respecting the landscape and existing vernacular farm structures, we sought to merge the modern with the historic. Taking cues from nearby context of barns and other farm Read more…

Swannanoa minimalist home connects with nature

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Located in Swannanoa, N.C. on a wooded lot with views to Craggy Mountain, this two-story modern mountain home serves as a comfortable and practical retreat for its residents. The owners came to our firm to help them create a quiet home where they could feel connected to nature. The main level is a bright and airy space that uses a minimal palette and generous windows. The lower level is a Read more…