“Drawings help people work out intricate relationships between parts.”

Christopher Alexander

Designing and building a project in this area, whether in Elk River, Linville Ridge, Blowing Rock, or under the shadow of Grandfather Mountain, is uniquely different. Dawn Ramsey Sellars, AIA, NC registered Architect and owner of Aurora Design, has over 20 years experience in designing custom residential architecture in and around the High Country including Avery, Watauga, and Ashe Counties. She understands the difficulties and rewards of building in this region. Dawns’ client’s have great confidence in her “hands on approach”, because she is involved in every phase of the project, including working with the builder and sub-contractors during construction.

Her eclectic portfolio has been created through careful listening, personal attention, and thoughtful design. By employing this process, she has consistently provided clients with a set of criteria that fulfills individual goals and dreams.


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