Sautee Nacoochee Community
The thriving Sautee Nacoochee Community Association campus, located in a beautiful valley nestled in the mountains of northeast Georgia, faced numerous challenges related to it’s ongoing programs and the impending gift of a Folk Pottery Museum showcasing the regions extensive pottery heritage. The SNCA mission to celebrate and preserve the area’s heritage dictated that the pottery, art, music, theater, history and recreational programs all share the grounds as seamlessly as possible while preserving the site’s natural beauty and pedestrian orientation. A visual and physical community “heart” was established through arrangement of future buildings, relocation of the gymnasium along a “Grand Lawn” and a network of pedestrian paths. Non-centralized peripheral parking reinforced the community “heart” concept.
RMCA has continued to work with SNCA as their plans evolve. Current studies include expanding quality of life concepts into the greater community. Quality of life inprovements include adding a community center amphitheater for outdoor performances and summer film events, creating a sense of place for "downtown" Sautee Nacoochee by cfreating a downtown streetscape of signage, sidewalks, pedestrian crossing and landscaping and neighborhood connectivity through a network of trails.
Robert M. Cain, Architect
Sautee Nacoochee Community Master Plan includes the Folk Pottery Museum of North Georgia.