Copper Bend Project

Studio Four Design was asked by a client to study an 84-acre site in Sevierville, Tennessee and to design a masterplan. The Studio asked Mike and CRJA, a national landscape architecture firm, to attend a 2-day charette to cast a vision of how to maximize the site and robust program. The program included a rum distillery where craft rum would be made, bottled, aged and served. It was to be a tourist attraction that would allow visitors to learn and sample the craft rum made on site. There was to be a retail village including shops and restaurants, with residential living opportunities above. There was a 60-80 bed hotel proposed and a wedding area that included a barn for 200 seats. In addition, a venue for 300 seats for receptions and other events was proposed, which could be opened up for either indoor or outdoor events, with garden and patio spaces to allow the events to connect with the site and take advantage of the amazing views the property provided. There would be an equestrian area with a small stable and outdoor riding arena. Finally, there was an amphitheater proposed along the river’s edge as another gathering opportunity for groups and individuals.