Geenex Corporation of Germany is developing a 30 Megawatt solar farm located in Halifax County in partnership with Halifax County and ET Corporation. Louis Cherry Architecture has designed the Solar Center for the facility. The Solar Center will provide space for education, exhibits, offices and events all centered on solar technology and sustainability. The Solar Center will open in Spring 2015. The Project kick-off was held in Roanoke Rapids on August 13, 2014.
Just finished teaching the summer course with the NCSU College of Design in Prague. Amazing city with 11 centuries of architecture and culture. The slideshow galleries below highlight some of the region's rich architecture.
I have had the pleasure to know and work with Ashley for well over a decade. She was the chef at my restaurant Vin for before launching off on her own to start Pooles Diner. Ashley has the rare combination of immense talent and great humanity. Her cooking and hospitality always reflect her love for the people who produce the ingredients, her coworkers and her patrons. I congratulate her and celebrate her fantastic contribution to our region's quality of life.
Raleigh chef Ashley Christensen Wins James Beard Award - News and Observer
This article just appeared in Vanity Fair. It is unbelievable that our desire to build a modest house in Oakwood has created such a heated controversy on a national stage. I think it goes to the heart of the people's fear of change. Certainly some change can be destructive and should be resisted. This design is sympathetic to the character of Oakwood and illustrates how a contemporary design can be compatible with a historic fabric.
"But the casual cafe Joule Coffee, which opened in September, may be her finest yet.The cheerful interior is punctuated with jolts of color from vermilion chairs and benches, while glassed-in alcoves flanking the entrance provide quiet nooks in which to peruse the Sunday paper."
The construction of a new personal home in the historic district of Oakwood has created much controversy in the neighborhood and a legal challenge to the construction of the home. I post this letter written by Myrick Howard to give a context of the situation and some of the issues present in building a contemporary design in an historic district.