Your NameRoxine Plummer
TRP Cohort AssignmentAmericas with In-Person Intensive in Santa Fe, Fall-Winter 2023
Study Cohort Members

Joy Hoffman (Georgia)
Lizzie Garrett (Virginia)
Peter Talbot (Connecticut)
Kaela Bailey (South Carolina)
Roxine Plummer (Ontario, Canada)

Working Title of The Project (which we will use to refer to it throughout the series)


Note: Project has been updated from 340+ to Trilith.

Project Location

Town of Trilith in Fayetteville, GA

Nature of The Project (e.g. building, new community, economic development, etc.)

Mixed – Use
Commercial + Residential Units (e.g., cottage, micro, and village homes; lofts)

Why do you think this project is appropriate for the course assignment?

The Trilith project allows us to apply regenerative principles to a five-year-old town in Fayetteville, Georgia designed primarily for working professionals in the film and creative industries. Trilith was built to be a flourishing town and features various housing, restaurants, boutiques, trails, and parks to meet the needs of highly creative and sensitive people. It’s also surrounded by 3,000 acres of land to be developed in future phases of planning. Most notably, it’s located across from Trilith Studios, a prominent production house for many popular films and TV shows – particularly of the Marvel franchise – and is home to the second largest soundstage space in the United States. Trilith has “everything you need to make anything possible.” While this may be a favourably ambitious vision for site developers and stakeholders alike, as regenerative practitioners, it opportunely challenges us to define its nested whole and discover ways in which the town can contribute to the evolution of the place it’s situated in. These driving factors support the course assignment’s requirement to study a project that has a sustainable aspiration and is working to bring a whole into being. We’re very fortunate to have one of our own team members having played an instrumental role in the making of Trilith, who is familiar with the community’s socio-ecological context and is accessible for ongoing interviews.

Additional Useful Information

Dan Cathy, chairman of fast-food chain, Chick-fil-A, is the billionaire behind the making of Trilith. He bought full rights to Trilith Studios (originally called Pinewood Studios) and wanted to create a town for its filmmakers to improve their quality of life. Dan believes that so much of culture is shaped by movies and the stories we tell and wants to be in service to the next generation of storytellers to help them shape our culture for good.

Date CreatedSeptember 7, 2023