Samsel Architects has been hard at work creating a concept for a new creativity hub in High Point, NC called COHAB. COHAB will be a new co-working and co-living space inside a renovated hosiery mill complex. It’s purpose is to bring together individuals from our region and around the globe to create new ideas and a reinvigorated product manufacturing industry for High Point. There are also plans for a community space, garden, and a cafe. From COHAB’s website:   COHAB is High Point’s first co-working space and the only design center of its kind in the world: a bridge between our local community

There was an (almost) old-fashioned barn raising in Asheville this summer. Our clients purchased an over 100 year old barn timber frame from Heritage Restorations, who restored, delivered and re-assembled the timber frame on-site. The Samsel Architects team integrated the timber frame into a new home, incorporating nearly every timber as a structural or design feature. Century-old columns, beams, and diagonal braces will give this home an extraordinary, rustic charm. Heritage Restorations delivered the timbers and their crew from Texas spent the next four days re-assembling the timbers using traditional timber frame joinery combined with modern steel connections when current building