Serenbe

 

 


I had a vision and that vision was brought into fruition. That vision was developed by a client who bought up 1000 acres of rural landscape surrounding Atlanta in the Chattahoochee Hill country, a place to create "a community of people living among a community of trees".

I began as a founding father and have remained as an architectural and horticultural advisor. It is our wish that the development of the community and the use of plant material there uphold the integrity associated with rural architecture of Georgia, and maintain a natural landscape setting.

This community is proof that we can take the best from both worlds without leaving the city for the country or deserting the country for the city. We can again possess the spirit and romantic nuances of our agrarian past, and merge them with our contemporary ideas to create tomorrow's dream.

The courtyard at Serenbe serves as the town center. Surrounded by shops, and live/work units, it is the heart of the community and all the phases that will be developed. My design for this courtyard creates a space for gathering and also serves as an outdoor dining area. The focus of the enclosed courtyard is a fountain executed in Tennessee crab orchard stone.