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Altura Architects, formerly Samsel Architects, is an Asheville-based architecture firm with over thirty years of experience. Since our founding in 1985, we have been dedicated to creating exceptional designs for our clients and our community. This is made possible by the hard work of our dedicated and passionate staff and the trust of our clients. Through our collaborative studio environment, we provide creative and timeless design. We specialize in custom residential and commercial architecture including art galleries, retail, medical, hospitality and educational facilities. Our firm provides a broad scope of architectural services including new construction, home renovation, interior design consultation and historic preservation. We also have several LEED – Accredited Professionals in our firm and strive to incorporate environmentally sustainable design and green building principles throughout our work.

Services Provided

Architectural Design, Barn Design & Construction, Building Design, Custom Homes, Energy-Efficient Homes, Green Building, Historic Building Conservation, New Home Construction, Sustainable Design

Areas Served

Arden, Asheville, Avery Creek, Bent Creek, Biltmore Forest, Candler, Fairview, Skyland, Weaverville, Woodfin, Hendersonville, Mill Spring, Bryson City, Old Fort, Tryon, Marshall, Lake Toxaway


AIA North Carolina Firm Award, 2016 Best of Houzz 2014: Client Satisfaction Mountain Xpress Best Of 1st Place, Local Architect, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013


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Business Details

Business Name

Altura Architects

Phone Number

(828) 253-1124


60 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, NC 28801

Typical Job Cost

$500,000 - 5 million


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