Residential Architecture - Not Currently Offered

This six-week introductory course, available for individuals interested in building a residence in the High Country, teaches students about the principles, techniques and professionals necessary for designing a house.  Students will study the various components of the design process, such as site analysis, programming space, concepts, schematic design, design development and construction documents, through various lectures and workshops.  Working directly with local design professionals, the final class meeting will consist of an interactive design charrette for a new house on a representative building site for the area.  A sketchbook and course pack will be provided for the class discussions and exercises.

Instructor: Chad Everhart and Don Woodruff
Enrollment: 15
: 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Cost: $155.00
Location: Katherine Harper Hall Room 11

Registration will begin on the following dates and will remain open until the class fills or three working days before the class starts, whichever comes first:

  • FALL SESSION: August 1 at noon
  • SPRING SESSION: December 1 at noon
  • SUMMER SESSION: May 1 at noon

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PLEASE NOTE: You may cancel a craft class up to two weeks before the class begins, with a $30 cancellation fee assessed. No refunds are allowed within two weeks of the start date, nor after the class begins.

Chad Everhart, AIA, is a licensed architect in the state of North Carolina and an Associate Professor of Building Science in Appalachian's Department of Technology and Environmental Design. He was a faculty leader on the award-winning Solar Homestead project at the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon and is principal of Chad Everhart Architect. His current practice and scholarly work focuses on the importance of context in the design and construction of modern structures.

Don Woodruff is a licensed architect with a deep resume of local, regional and national project experience. He has practiced architecture on commissions ranging from projects in the Middle East and the north slopes of Alaska, to elegant mountain homes in North Carolina. His firm DGW Architects was formed in 1995 with the sole purpose of providing to his clients the best possible design service. He listens to the wants and needs of the owner and designs buildings that meet and exceed the owner's expectations.
Woodruff is an Instructor at Appalachian State University, providing students with hands-on experience in sustainable design, 3D computer modeling, energy analysis and Building Information Management. His expertise with computer visualization allows his architectural clients to explore their designs in the early concept stages, showing their home in the context of their site, and providing them with design options, solar studies and sustainable building alternatives. 

PLEASE NOTE: Most classes meet over multiple weeks. Registration for each class is open until the class fills or until three working days before the class begins, whichever comes first. If you miss the registration for this semester we hope you will consider taking this class the next time it is offered. Please contact Teri Reddick at to be added to the mailing list if you would like to be notified when new classes are offered.

Director: Kathy Copley,

Director Emeritus: Eric Reichard,, 828-262-6360

If you experience problems completing the registration, contact Teri Reddick at 828-262-2530 or email Teri Reddick at

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