Caraway is a conference center operated by the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, located on an approximately 1,100 acre site in Sophia, N.C. The Conference Center Expansion project is comprised of a roughly 50,000 square foot addition, new parking configuration and site design. A later phase will include renovation of the existing building in order to improve functionality once the new addition is operational.
The ground floor of the addition will house a new dining hall, complete with a commercial kitchen and servery, a Flagship room accommodating up to 250 people, as well as new restroom and support facilities. The entrance to the building will be a drive through canopy leading into a double height lobby space. Both of these spaces will feature a combination of exposed heavy timber and steel construction. The upper two floors will add thirty-eight private guest rooms and two suites. The primary materials will be exposed wood with steel accents, stone veneer, and fiber cement panels to tie into the natural surroundings.