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 one credit hour for Thursday’s lecture. Continuing education credits will be provided upon request. The conference is a collaboration between the AIA Asheville and CASE Consultants International. See below for a full schedule

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 included a home site, outbuildings, an access road, and the future artist cabins/studios. After an initial site visit, it was clear that the house would be best located at the