Alice Dodson Architect is a full-service architectural design firm with more than 30 years of experience. We are located in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, in a rural studio just minutes from Asheville.

Our work is mostly custom residential architecture, from “castles to cottages,” residential community and retreat center design. Our residential, mountain architectural firm has designed a large number of homes around the city of Asheville and in others areas of North Carolina.

Since 1992 we have researched and implemented sustainable and green design strategies when possible. We incorporate alternative building materials and methods, which are non-toxic and energy efficient, and we use alternative energy sources in our projects.

We emphasize the relationship of a building and its environment as an integrated and harmonious whole. By listening to our clients, exploring the site, understanding the client’s lifestyle, we strive to create a beautiful environment that is not only functional, but inspires and uplifts the soul.

Our firm is a design collaborative that values teamwork and creativity to bring your dreams alive. We really do love what we do.

  • Unique Designs           
  • Exceptional Details            
  • Quality Personal Service

 “Space has always been the spiritual dimension of architecture.  It is not the physical statement of the structure so much as what it contains that moves us.”

–Arthur Erickson


  • Extreme Green
  • Sustainable Standard Construction
  • Addition and Remodeling
  • Retreat Centers and Community


  • Architectural Design
  • Construction Documents
  • Site Design and Observation
  • Consultation

Design Approach

  • Green Design
  • Building Biology
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Feng Shui and Sacred Geometry

Come Fly With Us

Two Homes with Architectural Design by Alice Dodson Architect

The projects featured were designed to be energy efficient. One was created using standard construction techniques, but including geothermal energy and a high standard insulation package. The second was built using Durisol, an insulated concrete system that improves insulation R-values, provides great water resistance, and never rots or decays.

Location Burnsville, NC