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AIA North Carolina Convention

I just returned from the AIA North Carolina Convention that was held in Ashville. Here are a few of the highlights There was an interesting seminar on the restoration of the Thomas Wolfe House followed by a tour of the house. Thomas Wolfe last lived in the house in 1916 so the interior is typical of that period. The Wolfe family lived in the house until it was sold to the city of Ashville and turned into a museum.  

I can not imagine cooking for a boarding house full of people in that kitchen!

 

Regional Director Jim Rains and his posse of flower children worked the crowd soliciting donations for the AIA North Carolina Political Action Committee. I don't know if AIA National President, George Miller contributed.

 

On Saturday afternoon I went on a tour of the Ashville River Arts District and saw these funky stools made from old gears.

 

I had never seen a rain barrel quite like this one.

 

The highlight of the convention was the design award's gala that was held at the Biltmore House. What a treat...and the award winning projects were great, too.