ARCA Design

CFWNC, Asheville, NC

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina exists to inspire philanthropy and mobilize resources to enrich the lives and communities of Western North Carolina.  We enjoyed working with the staff at CFWNC to help create a space that allows their staff and donors to fulfill that mission.
The new offices for CFWNC are located in the Historic Biltmore School, and the design celebrates the existing structure in a thoroughly modern expression.  The existing floors were refinished, new wall surfaces were pulled away to reveal the existing substrate, the ceilings show tantalizing glimpses of the roof structure, and the interior finish selections and lighting use both reclaimed and new materials to express the character of the office.