Chris McCurry

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A New Journey for Ryan Crawley

Please join the Bark House team as we wish Ryan Crawley, Head of Sales, the very best as he begins a new journey. Ryan has been with Bark House for an incredible 13 years and Head of Sales for 10 of those.  His aim has been to support our client’s goals and celebrate their successes.  We appreciate the incredible feedback customers have shared with us about his dedication and the personalized... Continued

Regeneration in Dezeen, Climate Change in Fashion and the 2020 UN Summit

Architecture and Fashion take the stage to increase awareness about the urgency of climate-system-disruption – but is it enough? Michael Pawlyn, AIA told Dezeen Magazine: "We urgently need to look at means to be regenerative" Pawlyn believes the solution is regenerative design – the development of restorative and  Continued

Our State Magazine Details The Living Heritage Of Bark Wall Finishes

The Mountains of North Carolina are about 800 miles from the luxury boutiques of Miami’s bustling design district, but there, on North East 40th Street, in a temple to high-end consumerism, shoppers are confronted with the soulful presence of native North Carolina trees… …all the standards that exist today for this bark product were created by Marty [McCurry].  Peeling bark takes skill and... Continued

Buckminster Fuller Questions – Bark House Responses

A Regenerative Source Guild of the Blue Ridge is the exact initiative that our state needs to be behind in the face of the dire consequences of climate-systems disruption.  The Buckminster Fuller Institute launches various challenges that encourage creators of whole-systems to succinctly communicate their potential, and I routinely take advantage of these exercises.  I was finishing up my... Continued

ASU Job Fair: ID Students Choose Bark House

Interior Design students, Kenneth McGill and Elli Miller at Appalachian State University share why they integrated Bark House wall finishes into their project designs.  Sustainability, beauty and natural materials that excite and inspire creativity are the top reasons for their choice.  Kenneth specified the product for a work setting and Elli chose it for a non-profit kiosk.  Thanks for sharing... Continued

Opening with star-studded events, 1 Hotel is recognized for making Sustainability Sexy

And where would we find Bark House wall coverings?  Behind the Stars, In the Secret Garden – of course. Continued

ForestHer NC: Women Landowners in the Blue Ridge

  Chris McCurry attended the first of several workshops in Morganton, geared toward women landowners in the Blue Ridge Region.  The room was filled with smart women who really care about their land, their community and nature. ForestHer NC is a new initiative created by conservation organizations in North Carolina to provide women who are forest landowners with tools and training to help them... Continued

REGENERATIVE SOURCE GUILD OF THE BLUE RIDGE

How Can We Live Together And Prosper? In the context of widening political divides, growing economic inequalities, and a disrupted climate system, we join many to call on every Architect, Builder, Designer, Organization and Individual to imagine places in which we can generously live together.  One of these places is the Blue Ridge Region of North Carolina. Continued

ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST AN EMPOWERING WORK OF PERSONAL EXPRESSION

Project:                           Personal Residence Product:                          Bark House® Poplar Bark Panels and Tiles Owner:                            Suzanne McFayden, Jamaican-born writer and philanthropist Architects:                      Paul Lamb and Ted Young of Paul Lamb Architects Interior Designer:          Jennifer Vaughn Miller of Vaughn Miller Studio Builder:             ... Continued

NC JOBS & CLIMATE CHANGE

Executive Order 80 – North Carolina Climate Initiative NC JOBS & CLIMATE CHANGE: LISTENING SESSION WITH NC DEPT. OF COMMERCE On Friday, July 19 Chris McCurry joined other business leaders in a panel discussion for Governor Cooper's charge to the NC Department of Commerce: “HOW NC CAN GROW JOBS WHILE ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE” Continued

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