Partners and Affiliates



Phoenix Experiential Designs  

Phoenix Experiential Designs is committed to providing long-term support and building a lasting relationship with our clients. We know that having someone to turn to for help and support is essential in all aspects of programming and for that matter in life. With over 54 years of dedication and experience in the Challenge course industry, we can help you create the learning and or recreational environment you envision.


Canopy Construction Associates

Canopy Construction Associates is staffed by scientists and construction experts who have both the ability and experience to work high above the ground in remote (and not so remote) locations. CCA provides canopy access and consultation with regard to the appropriate site location, selection of access options, and costs. Whether you are interested in an extensive system of walkways, or a modest observation platform, we can design and build an access system to suit your needs. CCA has been building canopy access systems since 1990 with our first project in the Amazonian rain forest of northern Peru. Since then we have enabled researchers and tourists alike to experience the "High Frontier" of forests around the world.


Located in New York City since 1972, Peter Gluck and Partners is a 40 person architectural firm known for its integrity of design and sensitivity to the relationship between architectural form and context. Rather than specializing in a particular building type or specific architectural style, the goal is to provide appropriate responses to often difficult and conflicting requirements. The firm has designed buildings throughout the United States, ranging in type from houses, schools, religious buildings, and community centers to hotels, corporate interiors, university buildings, and historic restorations. Many of these projects have won national and international design awards and have been published in architectural journals and books in many countries.


Woodborne Design is a custom residential design and timber frame design firm. Our unique custom homes and timber frame structures are carefully conceived to fit the specific needs of each family with whom we work and to best utilize available sunlight, views, and landscape features. We carefully consider the siting of our custom homes and timber frame structures and we strive to make all our designs environmentally responsible and energy efficient.


The Timber Frame Business Council is a nonprofit organization providing information and resources to support and strengthen the timber frame industry. We not only serve our members but seek to provide those interested in owning a timber frame home realize their dream as well as provide builders and contractors with information on the building process.

Our Mission Statement says it all: To strengthen the timber framing industry through professional and public outreach, professional development, education, and major industry initiatives.





Journal  of Japanese Gardening

The Journal of Japanese Gardening is a bi-monthly English-language print publication dedicated to the special world of Japanese gardens and Japanese architecture. Every other month, this 44-page magazine discuses various aspects of Japanese architecture, horticulture, art, and philosophy. Topics range from centuries-old design principles to modern, how-to construction and maintenance techniques.


National Association of Home Builders

NAHB exists to represent the building industry by serving its members and affiliated state and local builders associations. To achieve an overall mission of member satisfaction, NAHB concentrates on the following goals: Balanced national legislative, regulatory, and judicial public policy; Public appreciation for the importance of housing and those who provide it; the premier resource for industry information, education, research, and technical expertise; Improved business performance of its members and affiliates; efective management of staff, financial, and physical resources to satisfy the association's needs.




Western North Carolina Green Building Council

WNCGBC is a 501C3 non-profit organization whose mission is to promote environmentally sustainable and health conscious building practices through community education. Our main goal is to educate homeowners and building professionals on the benefits of: creating energy efficient buildings; increased use of alternative energy sources; sustainable development; using green building materials; decreasing use of natural resources; preserving topsoil and trees; reducing storm water runoff.


The North Carolina Home Builders Association

NCHBA is a dynamic group of builders and associate member firms across the state who pool information and efforts to provide the collective clout and muscle the home building industry needs for self protection, for the benefits of its members, and for the protection of home buyers. By meeting together, sharing ideas and mobilizing efforts, NCHBA contributes to the economic growth of each individual member.


The New York Botanical Garden

The New York Botanical Garden is a museum of plants, an educational institution, and a scientific research organization. Founded in 1891 and now a National Historic Landmark, it is one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world and the largest in any city in the United States, distinguished by the beauty of its diverse landscape and extensive collections and gardens, as well as by the scope and excellence of its programs in horticulture, education, and science.



Timber Framers Guild

We are a non-profit educational membership association dedicated to the craft of timber framing. We serve as a center of timber frame information and design for the professional and the general public. The Timber Framers Guild is a registered provider with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (AIA/CES). Continuing Education Units for architects and engineers are available for many TFG conferences and events.