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About AIA On February 23, 1857, 13 architects met in Richard Upjohn’s office to form what would become The American Institute of Architects. The group included H. W. Cleaveland, Henry Dudley, Leopold Eidlitz, Edward Gardiner, Richard Morris Hunt, J. Wrey Mould, Fred A. Peterson, J. M. Priest, John Welch, and Joseph C. Wells, as well as Upjohn’s son Richard and son-in-law Charles Babcock. The group sought to create an architecture organization that would “promote the scientific and practical perfection of its members” and “elevate the standing of the profession.” Until this point, anyone who wished to call him or herself an architect could do so. This included masons, carpenters, bricklayers, and other members of the building trades. No schools of architecture or architectural licensing laws existed to shape the calling. The first steps of this small group of 13 were to change the profession of architecture in the United States profoundly. At their meeting, the founding members decided to invite 16 other architects, including A. J. Davis, Thomas U. Walter, and Calvert Vaux, to the second meeting on March 10, 1857. A draft constitution and bylaws were read there, and the only change made was to the name of the organization, at that time the New York Society of Architects. Thomas U. Walter, a well-known Philadelphia practitioner, suggested The American Institute of Architects. Over time, membership in the AIA has grown from the original 29 members in 1857, to 11,500 in 1957, to 72,000 in 2003 to over 90,000 in 2018. From the beginning, membership in the Institute was to be limited to practicing architects. Provisions were made to allow associate members to join, as well as honorary members and honorary corresponding members (architects from other countries). Today, the AIA has four membership classifications: AIA (licensed architects), Associate AIA (interns, academics, non-licensed architects), FAIA (Fellows of the AIA), and AIA Emeritus (retired licensed architects). Today, through education, government advocacy, community redevelopment and public outreach activities, the AIA works toward a public environment that is responsive to the people it serves while representing the professional interests of America’s architects. In close concert with other members of the design and construction team, the AIA also works to fulfill its commitment to help coordinate the building industry. As members of the AIA, more than 90,000 licensed architects and associated professionals express their commitment to quality design and livability in our built environment.










Letter from the Editor


Hire an Architect


AIA Georgia


State Council


Georgia AIAS Chapters


South Atlantic Region


Architecture Foundation of Georgia


Georgia Board of Architects & Interior Designers


Design Awards


Honor Awards




Design Awards Gala


State Grassroots: Day at the Capitol


Blueprint for Better: Affordable Housing


Books on design we love, by great authors


The Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program


Custom Residential Architects Network


Equity in Architecture’s 14 Questions with Janice Wittschiebe


Classic French design in Savannah with Colas Modern


A new kind of firm flexibility


An interview with Rich Cole, AIA


Learning to Fly: Neil Dawson talks growth, gusto, and eyeing the bigger picture


Community Engagement & Civic Leadership


Island hopping in the Isles








CHRIS WELTY, AIA is the 2019 President of AIA Atlanta and associate professor at Kennesaw State University’s school of architecture. Also the founder of a multimedia tech company, Weltyworld, Chris is a jack of all trades. His passion for graduating architecture students with a knowledge base for the business world not just the profession lends a dynamic voice to the Citizen Architect. Chris received his Bachelor of Science and Masters in Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology and also studied abroad in Paris, France. ARTICLE: Chris interviews recently retired Dean of Kennesaw State University’s College of Architecture and Construction Management, Rich Cole.


is a graduate of Miami University’s college of architecture and received her MArch degree at Savannah College of Art & Design. With a focus on home design, Jodie has worked with local Savannah firms LS3P and CED Architecture + Interiors before making the jump to Brooklyn’s MADE Design/ Build. Her passion for both the profession and AIA has led to her appointments on the South Atlantic Regional Board as well as president of the Savannah chapter of AIA. ARTICLE: Savannah transplant, and now New Yorker, Jodie, introduces us to Savannah’s Neil Dawson and deep dives in to his story of growth in the profession and how he moves forward on the advice of his mentors.


CARMEN P. STAN, AIA is a current leader in AIA Georgia’s Equity in Architecture initiative. As Project Architect with Robert M. Cain Architects, she oversees all phases of project work and manages and supervises project staff. Carmen has a thorough understanding of design and sustainable methods and systems. She is pursuing certification as a LEED accredited professional.

are recent graduates of the inaugural AIA Georgia Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program (CKLDP), and emerging professionals with a lot to offer. Joshua is Design Team Director with NELSON and a graduate of University of Florida and Georgia Institute of Technology. Laura currently serves as an associate architect with notable Atlanta firm Stevens & Wilkinson. ARTICLE: Following a successful first class of AIA Georgia’s Christopher Kelley Leadership Program, Joshua and Laura bring their session to the forefront on civic engagement and leadership.

ARTICLE: This city is full of architects whose big ideas and perseverance have shaped the way we interact with our surroundings. Janice Wittschiebe’s career has been just that. Equity in Architecture interviews Janice on her process and career.


Letter from the Editor relevant design topic. In February, we welcomed Kahtryn Bedette, AIA as our moderator and a panel that included Beltline executives, Tiny House advocates, a young architect and a city commissioner to explore affordable housing. The next iteration takes place in Savannah, September 9, at the Historic Savannah Theatre. Anne K. Smith, FAIA will moderate a diverse panel on public spaces and how they can be used to transform, strengthen, and improve the vibrancy of cities.

FUNCTIONAL, SENSIBLE, and socially equitable design is the result of collaboration and mutual authority in the creative process. Architects are responsible for anticipating and managing growth within our communities, serving as catalysts for the built environment. AIA Georgia is a voice for Georgia architects, tirelessly advocating for high standards of design, safety, and sustainability. 2019 has been a big year for AIA Georgia. Our newest initiative, Blueprint for Better, engages the solution-focused architect in community issues that are best solved through collaborative design. Blueprint for Better is both a film viewing and a panel discussion on a

In May, we celebrated the graduation of the Christopher Kelley Leadership Program’s first cohort. Mindy Goodroe, AIA, a local member and graduate of the inaugural class in Washington DC, presented the idea of the program to the AIA Georgia board. With the support of a committee, the program groomed a new group of leaders. We dedicate the remainder of 2019 to serving you. We encourage members to stay engaged and share with us your needs and ambitions. Make the most of your membership and create your own blueprint for better, personally and professionally. We are dedicated to continually refining our programs, renewing our commitment to advocacy, and bringing together creators of the built environment, their champions, and their benefactors.

Lynn Robinson Editor



About the Citizen Architect STARTING IN THE SUMMER OF 2016, AIA Georgia sought to create a publication that would speak to it’s new focus of uplifting architects to do more in the communities they live and serve. Following in the steps of noted architect Samuel Mockbee, the Citizen Architect newsletter came into fruition. Highlighting the work of locals who have gone beyond the call of duty of their profession to serve the public, the newsletters quickly shifted into a magazine publication. This year marks the first combined venture of our annual Resource Guide with the Citizen Architect publication. We hope you enjoy!

The Resource Guide The Resource Guide is AIA Georgia’s annual publication detailing the membership on updates within the State and handed down from our National chapter in Washington, D.C. Since 1972, the Resource Guide has been a constant source of information for AIA Georgia providing updates on local, state and national concerns. In the Resource Guide you will find board rosters, event recaps, this year’s Design and Honor Award winners, information on programs and articles from both architects and allied professionals. Lastly, look to the Resource Guide for the most up to date contract documents listing.


AIA Georgia Staff EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR David Southerland T (678) 553 0509 E dsoutherland@aiaga.org

ASSOCIATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Tangela Monroe, CAE T (678) 553 0508 E tmonroe@aiaga.org

DIRECTOR OF OUTREACH & COMMUNICATIONS Lynn Robinson T (678) 553 0507 E lrobinson@aiaga.org

This Issue DESIGNER/EDITOR Lynn Robinson


ON THE COVER 2019 AIA Georgia Student Merit Award winner Rigid + Fluid by Marco Ancheita, Emily Wirt, and Stephanie Wright of Georgia Institute of Technology under the instruction of Jennifer Pindyck. Rigid + Fluid proposes a Center for Ecological Interpretation and Land Use History at the base of Amicalola Falls in northern Georgia through interfacing architecture and ecology while embodying the history of the site and land use through construction implications. (pg. 62)


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Hire An Architect Whether you are remodeling your kitchen, creating your dream home, or planning a commercial building, working with an architect can save you time and money, and create a better home or office you’ll enjoy for years to come.



Why should I hire an architect? They will listen to you As collaborative, approachable partners, architects will listen to your concerns and requests throughout every design process. They design solutions An architect’s education and experience allows him or her to not only solve problems but avoid them. They transform communities An architect’s work turns a place into a community. They look beyond the blueprints and buildings and seek to improve the lives of people in a community. They strengthen society Architects help to make our communities safer, healthier and more livable. They guide collective visions and help transform lives.

What can an architect do for me? In a recent survey*, homeowners look to architects to... • Deliver a quality result • Understand and comply with building codes • Integrate the homeowner’s design/style Aside from design services and documentation, architects can also provide: • Construction management • Zoning process assistance • Site analysis and selection • Bidding and negotiation • Furniture and equipment installation • Testing and inspection • Full-time, on-site project management 8


Do I need to renovate? Probably. For every 10 single-family homes, nine are at least 15 years old.* The chances are high that it’s time for an updated kitchen or an addition to your home.

How much will it cost? Home renovation costs can vary given the size and scope of the project. Discuss with your architect how to work within your budget to provide you the best possible solution and design for your project. * Source: Houzz & Home, 2016. Overview of U.S. Renovation in 2015.

How to find an architect Referrals One of the best ways to find the architect that’s right for you begins with finding homes or buildings you admire. Then, ask the owner who designed them. AIA Local Chapter Contact your local chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Many offer house tours or presentations by local architects, where you can ask questions and get ideas. Houzz More than 8 million photos and thousands of architects are at your fingertips on AIA National’s account via Houzz.com. Scan for inspiration and click to save your favorites in your online idea portfolio.



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2019 AIA Georgia Board of Directors PRESIDENT Perry Jarrell, AIA THS, Inc. T (404) 606 4613 E perry.jarrell@gmail.com

DIRECTOR Ganesh Nayak, AIA Metier Consulting, Inc. T (404) 312 4011 E ganesh.nayak@metierinc.net

PRESIDENT-ELECT Michael Tchouaffé, AIA Michael Tchouaffé Architects, Inc. T (770) 862 3398 E michael@tchouaffe.com

DIRECTOR Greg Skinner, AIA Pond & Company T (912) 695 9619 E grephiski@gmail.com

PAST PRESIDENT Kathryn Bedette, AIA Kennesaw State University T (678) 915 7507 E kbedette@kennesaw.edu

DIRECTOR Ralph Raymond, AIA, NOMA HOK T (678) 954 8930 E ralph.raymond@hok.com

TREASURER Steven G. Stowers, AIA Architecture 101 T (912) 234 5230 E steve@a101.design

DIRECTOR Gerry Cowart, FAIA Cowart Group T (912) 401 0538 E gcowart@cowartgroup.com

SECRETARY Charles Green, AIA, RA, RL WMA Architects & Planners T (478) 745 4945 E charlesgreen@wmaarchitects.com

DIRECTOR Nicole Hilton, AIA, NOMA Cole Hil T (678) 903 2420 E nhilton@colehil.com


DIRECTOR Patricia Brown, Assoc. AIA Cooper Carry E patriciabrown@coopercarry.com DIRECTOR Cheryl McAfee, FAIA McAfee3 Architects T (404) 577 0087 E cmcafee@mcafee3.com DIRECTOR John Hudgison, Assoc. AIA Columbus Consolidated Government T (706) 593 6955 E jhudgison@gmail.com DIRECTOR Carmen Stan Robert M. Cain, Architect T (404) 892 8643 E carmen@robertcain.com EX-OFFICIO David Southerland Executive Director, AIA Georgia T (678) 553 0500 E dsoutherland@aiaga.org


2019 State Council AIA AUGUSTA REPRESENTATIVE William Palladino, AIA Cheatham Fletcher Scott Architects T (706) 724 2668 E bill@cfsarchitects.com

AIA GOLDEN ISLES REPRESENTATIVE Robert Ussery Ussery/Rule Architects, PC T (912) 638 6688 E russery@urarch.com

AIA SAVANNAH REPRESENTATIVE Carmen Evans, AIA Epsten Group, Inc. T (912) 665 9660 E cevans@epstengroup.com

AIA AUGUSTA REPRESENTATIVE Nathan Vick, AIA Christopher Booker & Associates T (706) 798 6792 E nathan@cbarchitectspc.com

AIA GOLDEN ISLES REPRESENTATIVE Tracy Morelan Ussery/Rule Architects, PC T (912) 222 2208 E tmorelan@urarch.com

AIA SOUTHWEST GEORGIA REPRESENTATIVE Kent McClure, AIA Yielding Wakeford & McGee Architects, PC T (229) 435 0036 E kmcclure@ywmarchitects.com

AIA ATLANTA REPRESENTATIVE Christopher Welty, AIA Kennesaw State University T (678) 915 3967 E cwelty@ksu.edu

AIA MIDDLE GEORGIA REPRESENTATIVE William A. Stanford II, AIA BTBB, Inc. T (478) 742 1208 E wstanford@btbbinc.com

AIA ATLANTA REPRESENTATIVE Karen Jenkins, AIA Foresite Group, Inc. T (770) 368 1399 ext. 366 E kjenkins@fg-inc.net

AIA SAVANNAH REPRESENTATIVE Greg Skinner, AIA Pond T (912) 228 3611 E Skinnerg@pondco.com

AIA WEST GEORGIA REPRESENTATIVE John Hudgison Columbus Department of Engineering T (706) 653 4441 E jhudgison@columbusga.org

**As of August 2018, the State Council is made up of the entire AIA Georgia Board and (2) representatives, most often the President and PresidentElect, of every chapter.

Georgia AIA Student Chapters (AIAS) 2019 PRESIDENT KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY Niloufar Mehrjerdian E aias.kennesaw@gmail.com

2019 PRESIDENT SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN Ashley Joos E aias@clubs.scad.edu

2019 PRESIDENT GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Elizabeth Sit E gtaias.president@gmail.com

FACULTY ADVISOR Arief Setiawan E asetiawa@kennesaw.edu

FACULTY ADVISOR Hsu-Jen Huang E hhuang@scad.edu

FACULTY ADVISOR Michelle Rinehart E michelle.rinehart@design.gatech.edu



AIA South Atlantic Region Board 2020-2022 REGIONAL REP (GA) Cheryl McAfee, FAIA McAfee3 Architects T (404) 577 0087 E cmcafee@mcafee3.com 2019-2021 REGIONAL REP (SC) Walt Teague, FAIA TFF Architects T (336) 273 0101 E wteague@tffarchitects.com

2017-2019 REGIONAL REP (NC) Luke McCary, AIA Lambert Architecture + Construction Services T (803) 451 8359 E luke@lambertarchcs.com 2019-2021 YAF DIRECTOR (NC) Juliane Hatfield, AIA Perkins+Will E juliane.hatfield@perkinswill.com

2019-2021 ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR (SC) Justin Patterson, Assoc. AIA Johnston Design Group E justin@johnstondesigngroup.us 2019-2021 YAF DIRECTOR (GA) Coming soon!

Aspire Experience YOUR NEW FAVORITE EVENT! www.aspirexperience.com

AIA South Atlantic Region’s (SAR) new ASPIRE EXPERIENCE is a one-of-a kind conference. In the first year of this new ‘unconference’ format, Asheville’s art scene, historical architecture, craft breweries, popular parks and local businesses provided the perfect template to create and present a program of education, inspiration and engagement for the design and construction community. The ASPIRE EXPERIENCE offered designers the opportunity to impact change and make a difference to their community. Look for the next ASPIRE in Asheville, NC in September of 2020.

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Members of AIA work in many ways to promote the profession of architecture. In addition to their contribution of time and energy, many members wish to provide direct financial support to specific causes that align with the Institute’s objectives and values. In Georgia, the vehicle for this kind of support is the Architecture Foundation of Georgia. Scholarships are awarded yearly. Recently, AFGA began the Innovation Grant providing awards to foster innovative ideas to promote architecture and the profession, raising the awareness of the value of architecture and the value of work that AIA members bring to their communities across the State of Georgia. Learn more at aiaga.org/afga

CHAIR Lily del Berrios, AIA The Sizemore Group T (404) 605 0690 E lilyb@sizemoregroup.com

DIRECTOR Stanley Daniels Retired T (404) 557 6551 E stanleyldaniels@gmail.com

DIRECTOR Kent T. McClure, AIA Yielding, Wakeford & McGee Architects T (229)439-0228 E kmcclure@ywmarchitects.com

VICE CHAIR James G. Fausett, FAIA Professor Emeritus KSU T (770) 973 2178 E jgfausett@bellsouth.net

DIRECTOR Matthew A. Finn, RA Cognitive Design T (770) 891 3929 E mattfinn22@hotmail.com

DIRECTOR Michael Travis, RA JM Wilkerson Construction Co, Inc. T (770) 953 2659 ext. 230 E mtravis@jmwilkerson.com

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR David Southerland AIA Georgia T (678) 553 0509 E dsoutherland@aiaga.org

DIRECTOR George S. Harkness, Jr., CCM CBRE | Heery E george.harkness@cbre.com

DIRECTOR Michael Tchouaffé, AIA Michael Tchouaffé Architects, Inc. T (770) 862 3398 E michael@tchouaffe.com

TREASURER Jay Silverman, AIA Dwell Design Studio LLC T (770) 451 8082 E jsilverman@dwelldesignstudio.com SECRETARY Theresa Ridley, AIA Dwell Design Studio LLC T (770) 933 7415 E theresa.ridley@gmail.com DIRECTOR Ina Bachmann, AIA Wakefield Beasley Associates T (770) 209 9393 E ibachmann@wbassociates.com


DIRECTOR Richard Hinman Retired E grhinman@s3dg.com DIRECTOR Herman Howard, NOMA, CNU KAI Design & Build T (678) 515 7673 E hhoward@studioshape.com DIRECTOR Julie Ju-Youn Kim, AIA, RA Georgia Institute of Technology T (404) 894 4885 E julie.kim@design.gatech.edu

DIRECTOR Zachery Terry WSP T (678) 471 7214 E zterry530@gmail.com DIRECTOR Christopher Welty, AIA Kennesaw State University T (678) 915 3967 E cwelty@ksu.edu


Georgia State Board of Architects and Interior Designers Board The Georgia General Assembly created the Georgia State Board of Architects in 1919 to protect the public health, safety, and welfare by regulating the activities of persons engaged in the architectural profession. Applicants for architect registration must obtain sufficient education, complete an internship and pass the national examination. The Board has the authority to adopt rules, set standards for licensure, adopt mandatory standards of professional conduct, and investigate and discipline unauthorized, negligent or incompetent practice. In 1992, Georgia law was amended to provide for the registration of interior designers, and the Board was given the authority to adopt rules to set standards for such registration. Applicants for interior design registration must obtain sufficient education and pass a national examination. In 2000, legislation was enacted to change the name of the Board to the Georgia State Board of Architects and Interior Designers. The Board is comprised of nine members appointed by the Governor. Six members are registered architects, two members are registered interior designers, and one member is appointed from the public at large. All members are appointed for terms of five years. Board meetings are open to the public and are generally held at the Office of Secretary of State, Professional Licensing Boards Division office in Macon. Meeting dates, time and location are posted on the website. Persons wishing to submit complaints or other matters for Board consideration should submit the matter in writing to the office.

CURRENT BOARD PRESIDENT Anne K. Smith Registered Architect VICE-PRESIDENT David Maschke Registered Architect and Registered Interior Designer

Craig Buckley Registered Architect Laurie McRae Registered Interior Designer Andrew J. Pace Consumer Member


Janice Wittschiebe Registered Architect

Melissa Cantrell Registered Architect

Susan Watts Registered Interior Designer

Carole E. Pacheco Registered Architect




Upcoming Events


From around the state, these are the happenings on the calendar.


SUMMER SOCIAL June 27 | Atlanta, GA AIA Atlanta’s joint summer networking event with Circle of Trust is always an evening of fun and lasting connections. Join them at Mannington Commercial.


BLUEPRINT FOR BETTER: PUBLIC SPACES September 9 | Savannah, GA Following February’s well-received event, AIA Georgia is bringing series two, focused on public spaces with another spectacular group of films and panel at the Historic Savannah Theatre




October 19-20 | Atlanta, GA In it’s third year, this program shoots to be even bigger and better! Explore the city from a new persepctive and find new reasons to proudly call Atlanta home. 04

NOMA ATLANTA HOLIDAY PARTY December | Atlanta, GA Join the local NOMA chapter as they celebrate members, welcome new friends and supporters and with your ticket support diversity in the Atlanta design community.


2020 DESIGN & HONOR AWARDS April 18, 2020 | Atlanta, GA Georgia’s awards program celebrating the finest in design and career by Georgia architects. Call for entries open January 2020.


ASPIRE EXPERIENCE TBD | Asheville, NC Get ready to join the South Atlantic Region in Asheville to explore design and new ways to succeed in the profession in the mountains.





SHARE YOUR IMPACT. Win up to $10,000 and a screening in Chicago. Rebuilding coastal communities, creating cost-effective housing, designing secure schools—architects partner with civic leaders to address today’s most pressing issues. The AIA Film Challenge invites design professionals to share how they’ve improved communities. The Grand Prize and the People's Choice Award winners receive $5,000 and a screening at Chicago Ideas—win both for $10,000! each finalist receives $500.

Register now: AIAFilmChallenge.org Submit films by August 12. 2019 RESOURCE GUIDE




AIA Fellows are recognized with the AIA’s highest membership honor for their exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society. The prestige of FAIA after your name is unparalleled and the judging is rigorous. Architects who have made significant contributions to the profession and society and who exemplify architectural excellence can become a member of the AIA College of Fellows. Only 3 percent of the AIA members will achieve this distinction during their careers.


Antonin Aeck

Brian Gracey

Roger Neuenschwander

Cecil A. Alexander Jr.

Peter H. Hand

Ivey L. Nix

Anthony Ames

J. Paul Hansen

John C. Portman Jr.

Joseph Amisano

Melody Harclerode

Jack Portman

Scott W. Braley

Oscar L. Harris, Jr.

William L Pulgram

Richard H. Bradfield

Philip L. Harrison

Jack H. Pyburn

Robert L. Brown Jr.

Helen D. Hatch

Linda Ramsay

James W. Buckley

George T. Heery

M. Garland Reynolds Jr.

John A. Busby Jr.

Ray C. Hoover III

J.W. Robinson

Robert M. Cain

Marvin C. Housworth

Richard Rothman

William J. Carpenter, PhD

Jordon O. Jelks

Bernard B. Rothschild

Walter T. Carry

Eric B. Johnson

Edward H. Shirley

William E. Chegwidden

H.V. Jova

Michael M. Sizemore

Steven W. Clem

Ronald Kolman

Anne K. Smith

Jerome M. Cooper

James F. Kortan

Joseph N. Smith III

Gary Coursey

Ellamae Ellis League

Raymond Stainback Jr.

Gerry Cowart

Michael A. LeFevre

William J. Stanley III

Jonathan T. Crane

Mark Levine

Preston Stevens Jr.

Stanley L. Daniels

Winford V. Lindsay Jr.

John R. Street Jr.

Ben R. Darmer

Jerry Lominack

Eugene L. Surber

Robert Paul Dean

Larry Lord

Robert J. Svedberg

Richard J. Diedrich

Forrest R. Lott

Stephen T. Swicegood

Michael A. Dobbins

Ivenue Love-Stanley

Richard L. Taylor Jr.

Eugene C. Dunwody

L. Vic Maloof

Roberta L. Unger

Dale R. Ellickson

Cheryl L. McAfee

Thomas W. Ventulett III

Dagmar B. Epsten

Paula McEvoy

Daniel Watch

James G. Fausett

C. Andrew McLean

Howard S. Wertheimer

Darrell A. Fitzgerald

Carl R. Meinhardt

Robert S. Woodhurst III

W. Jeff Floyd, Jr.

Dr. Linda H. Michael

Stanford Woodhurst Jr.

Leslie Gartner

Paul Muldawer

Elizabeth Karen York



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In accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia, AIA Georgia will earmark $10 of your 2020 dues for the AIA Georgia Political Action Committee (PAC). From the funds in this program, we make donations to elected officials who are friends of the practice, leaders in the Georgia legislature (or likely to be soon), or those on committees who are in a position to influence legislation that affects architecture. You have the right to opt-out of this $10 amount, and instead have it go to our general operating account. You have until March 31, 2020 to exercise this option. 2019 RESOURCE GUIDE

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Equity in Architecture’s 14 Questions with...

Janice Wittschiebe JANICE WITTSCHIEBE, AIA came into architecture by chance. She decided to join her sister and attend Georgia Tech with a major in Industrial Design but after the first year one of her professors told her she should change her major and study Architecture. It was the best decision she took. After graduation she worked for a few local firms including Cooper Carry, Thompson Hancock & Witter and Brookwood Group before deciding to open her own practice. She partnered with Carol Richard and opened Richard Wittschiebe in


1991. Their focus was K-12 schools, colleges and universities, corporate and industrial office spaces, aquatic facilities, recreational and parks buildings, and fraternity houses. The company went through a few changes merging with Hand Design Studios in 2007 and with Stevens & Wilkinson in 2014 but continued to create the same outstanding projects. Outside the office, Janice Wittschiebe, AIA is very involved in her community, focusing on mentorship and supporting the professional development of students and interns.


+ FEATURED A few months ago, in April, she was awarded the Bernard B. Rothschild Award by the American Institute of Architects Georgia Association (AIA Georgia). The Rothschild Award is the highest honor AIA Georgia can bestow on an individual, alive or deceased.  What follows is a series of questions I sent to Janice, and her responses: 1. What architectural movement most influenced your work? I think the architectural movement I like the best is Arts and Crafts. The concept that the characteristic of the material itself is the “decoration” has great sustainable influences. 2. What is the best project you’ve ever worked on? When I was with THW I was the Project Architect on the Marriott at Sawgrass which I was able to work on from inception all the way through Grand Opening. Wow what a great learning experience and I was able to visit Florida, which is where I am from. Because it was a hotel, I learned about guest rooms, spas, restaurants, and conference centers. 3. What is an architect or project you admire, both local and non-local? I have to say, after being in this profession for 37 years, I admire the creativity and perseverance of all architects whether interns or Fellows. It is a challenging business on all sides and takes a personal dedication to be successful. 4. What is your favorite place to just be? On the beach in Ft. Myers Florida, where I am from. 5. Did you always want to start your own firm or did you decide later in life? What made you make the jump? I never had a grand plan but was able to take advantage of opportunities when they arose. I always tried to give 120% so when an opportunity arose, I would be recommended. This led to an opportunity to join Carol Richard in her practice in 1991.

6. What challenges did you face when you first started? What challenges do you continually face? I think the thing that, for us, the scariest thing was hiring that first employee. As owners, you can take or not take salary, but with employees you have to be bringing in the projects that will support them. The challenges we continually face is just that, competing for work and keeping everyone busy. I know the firm can produce great work, so that is not the challenge. 7. Would you advise young architects to start their own practice? What are the “requirements”: experience, design, money, etc. that you would say are a necessity to take that step? Yes, I would advise that young architects start their own practice. I would say that approximately 8-10 years of experience, being licensed and following the licensing laws of the state are imperatives. You will learn so much and appreciate the hard work your employers did to give you the experience to be able to start your own firm. 8. Do you think there are skills or traits that women generally tend to possess which are of benefit in this field? I think that women are less driven by ego and more by figuring out ways for everyone to participate, get credit and be elevated by their experiences. 9. What do you see as some of the challenges for women in architecture? I think there are many opportunities for women in Architecture, but it does take a lot of hard work and understanding the business world as well as architecture. The upper levels of many firms we work for or are employed by are still managed by men and there is a difference between how men and women conduct business. 10. What woman in architecture do you most admire? I admire all the women who came before me, especially the minority women, who now have their own businesses. 11. Do you have a family? No, my husband passed away from cancer a



This page: 2019 AIA Georgia People’s Choice Award winner, Mckenney’s Headquarters Renovation and Addition by Stevens & Wilkinson. Photos courtesy of Amber Kimbrell.

number of years ago. My sister and her husband live in town and my brother and his wife live in Ft. Myers, Florida. 12. Do you have children? Do you think that made it harder for you as an architect to advance in your career? No, I don’t have children, but yes, without a life partner dedicated to sharing the work of bringing up children it can be a challenge on any career. That did not stop us as a firm from hiring women with children and helping them accommodate their busy lives. 13. Do you believe in the idea that women can have it all: “career and families”? It can be done but you have to be very deliberate about it and plan how you are going to achieve it. 14. What would you say to young women architects about the right time to focus on family vs. career? It is different for everyone, they have to look at their particular situation and make a plan that keeps them up to date on technology and the changing architectural influences. It doesn’t seem to work well to “drop out” of the profession for an extended number of years. n CARMEN STAN, A I A




FOUNDERS DAVID AND LARA COLAS met in Savannah, GA while sharing their passion for art and design. The husband and wife design duo continue to design and make products that tell a unique story of their family history and current experiences while raising their kids, Maximilien and Rose.

Classic French design in Savannah with

ABOVE Meet the BUTLER BOARD, dressed to impress and ready to serve your culinary creations. Handcrafted of various woods reclaimed from our wood shop, each board is original and unique. LEFT The MODERN HERITAGE SIDE TABLES merge classical and industrial influences. The combination of the wood’s warm texture and the metal’s cooler sculptural form result in a clean and contemporary style. COLAS MODERN IS A FAMILY OWNED DESIGN STUDIO AND WORKSHOP DEDICATED TO PRODUCT DESIGN, LASER CUTTING AND MANUFACTURING PRODUCTS IN-HOUSE.



CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT Designed with bold proportions and artisan craftsmanship, the MODERN HERITAGE NIGHT STAND occupies a minimum visual space. Suspended by exposed wooden legs accented with a sleek brass pull, the single drawer night stand offers a refined style in the MODERN HERITAGE BENCH.

THE MODERN HERITAGE COLLECTION is a furniture brand by COLAS MODERN inspired by their family legacy of artisan craftsmanship dating back to the 1700s in Blois, France. Honoring this history of excellence, our combination of modern technology and hand craftsmanship reinforces the quality of our luxury contemporary and industrial style. Designed to elevate the interior space with comforting warm tones and soft wood textures, each product adds beauty to all spaces you’ll inhabit. The material is locally sourced and meticulously handcrafted, designed and produced in their Savannah, GA workshop. Learn more at colasmodern.com

ABOVE THE FAMILY, much if not all of the design is inspired by the inspiring collaboration and the background of the founders of COLAS MODERN. RIGHT “CONFITURE POUR BOIS” Specially formulated condition for wooden kitchen utensils. Their original “Wood Jam” is humbly made in the Colas kitchen. Specifically crafted to enhance and revitalize wooden cutting boards, charcuterie boards, utensils, salad bowls, and more.

Family portrait image credit: Maria Dixon look for her work on instagram @fursxs




A new kind of firm flexibility How co-working just might be the future of firms and how the industry is tailoring experiences for the profession.

MORE THAN EVER, architects are branching out of their large firms to explore what may be the greener pastures of entrepreneurship. The economy has forced many young associates to hustle to reach the wealth of their more established counterparts, learning to market themselves and their abilities in their own smaller side ventures. The industry is vast, and architecture professionals are finding themselves at a turning point in the age of the millennial. Co-working spaces are all the rage and are proving to be a useful tool to those architects exploring entrepreneurship. They are popping up in storefronts and in office buildings looking to rebrand themselves. Companies like WeWork and Industrious are exploding all over Atlanta, and smaller boutique style versions like Regus and SharedSpace are making their homes in Savannah and Augusta. The mad rush of these group working environments has created the space for niche membership co-working communities designed to serve a particular type of clientele. Constellations, a new and relatively small coworking space on historic Auburn Avenue, in Atlanta boasts a mission to provide a “civic and socially-based shared workspace where stars come together and shine.” This is a sexy way of saying they have dedicated their private offices and studies to those companies and organizations make a positive difference. Matt Finn, AIA, the interior architect, has even set up shop for his own small firm in a Constellations “field office.” San Francisco and St. Louis’s Covo environments opened to much fanfare for providing co-working opportunities dedicated to those in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) profession. It gets better... Members of Covo in these locations enjoy CAD stations, a materials






library, plotters, and industry-specific educational and networking events. Carving an AEC haven out of Covo, Good Design partnership provides the extra oomph to give accessibility to AEC professionals and entice small firms to consider shared environments. Rebecca Brian Pan, CEO of Covo, found her desire to make an accessible workspace countered when she found she hadn’t considered another group of people. “We learned from the founders of Urban Fabrick, a sustainability consultancy, that we were leaving a group out, and so was almost everyone else. Architects, engineers, and designers struggle to find office space in expensive cities, as well as have specific needs that make nearly all coworking spaces a challenge.” ColeHil, a small, minority, female-owned firmed out of Atlanta, carved out their own space in Colony Square’s


WeWork location. With staff in both Douglasville and downtown Atlanta, WeWork provides a central hub but also the ability to work in any location all over the world (an office everywhere). Nicole Hilton, co-founder of ColeHil shares, “We wanted to design a firm work environment that was conducive to creatives. We really aren’t made to sit behind a desk... and there’s the ability to grow in space without an up-charge immediately.” The biggest downfall, she notes, is lack of storage space but WeWork offers “great amenities, including a meditation room and discounts.” From quiet offices to a bustling common hub, co-working serves a mix of work styles and the needs of unique business models all over the world. Consider flexible offices in your city. Use sites like coworker.com to search and narrow down the right fit for your firm. n LYNN ROBINSON


Explore your local co-working options Nearly every major and smaller city in Georgia has a shared work environment. Discover offerings in your area!

BULL STREET LABS SAVANNAH — a program (and place) powered by The Creative Coast offering below market-rate collaborative workspaces, whether coworking, residency, office or event. Cool stuff: a library, free beer. Open working from $45 per month and dedicated desks from $100. www.bullstreetlabs.com

Previous spread: Atlanta coworking space, Constellations. Photo courtesy of Luke Beard, courtesy of Constellations. This spread: Photo of shared open working environment in Covo’s San Francisco location.


INDUSTRIOUS PONCE ATLANTA — Occupying two floors in the city’s hottest adaptive reuse project, Ponce City Market, industrious offers a modern space with all the amenities of a standard office in a prime location in the center of it all. Cool stuff: wellness rooms; free local treats. Membership from $450 per month. www.industriousoffice.com

THECLUBHOU.SE AUGUSTA — A non profit business and community incubator, theClubhou. se offers both learning, prototyping and coworking plus incubation set in a renovated 1802 schoolhouse. Cool stuff: a 3D printer and software on site. Open seating from $99 per month. www.theclubhou.se

THE LOFT ST. SIMONS ISLAND — Flexible co-working space designed to be productive, inspiring, and collaborative on Frederica Road. Cool stuff: a podcasting room, concierge service. Dedicated desk from $350 monthly. www.the-loft-office.com

CONSTELLATIONS ATLANTA — A new a civic and socially-based shared workspace in historic Sweet Auburn combining culturally inspiring workspace with scholarship, community building, worldclass architecture, and captivating programming. A “happenings” membership FREE; coworking starts at $350. www.constellations.community

THE OFFICE AT COLLEGE HILL MACON — New flexible office offers over 5,000 square feet of private offices as well as shared coworking stations. An on-site cafe and community events boost this space’s offerings. Cool stuff: a skype room, personal lockers. Open seating starting at $150 monthly; private offices start at $600. www.theofficecollegehill.com

ELEVATOR FACTORY ATLANTA — A flexible downtown coworking space featuring studios made from reclaimed shipping containers with open spaces that are airy and bright. Cool stuff: every Friday and Saturday night it becomes a private room karaoke club by super hip startup, Fam-Fam. Day pricing starting at $15 per hour; $200 per month for open seating. www.elevatorfactory.com

SERENDIPITY LABS ALPHARETTA — Upscale co-working perfectly positioned between the North Georgia Mountains and just minutes from vibrant downtown Atlanta offering both open seating and corporate memberships to grow your business. Cool stuff: showers, event space for rent. Open seating $49 daily; dedicated desk starting at $500 per month. www.serendipitylabs.com


Ceilings Plus Barz Baffles and USG  Ensemble Monolithic Acoustical Drywall Ceiling

Pace Pickel, CSI-CDT, Industry IIDA, LEED AP ppickel@usg.com 404-202-8792

Books on design we love, by great authors Architecture, as a subject, is one of continuous growth and dynamic change. These are a few of our favorite books challenging, supporting, and inspiring the ways in which the profession looks to the future.


THE ARCHITECTURE OF CLOSED WORLDS: OR, WHAT IS THE POWER OF SHIT? by Lydia Kallipoliti: Interested in envrionmental consciousness and closed systems? Kallipoliti takes an in depth look so there’s no need to look further! Find at store.aia.org


RETROFITTING SUBURBIA: URBAN DESIGN SOLUTIONS FOR REDESIGNING SUBURBS by Ellen Dunham Jones and June Williamson: A guide to redesigning for growth and sustainability. Find at barnesandnoble.com


ACROSS TIME AND SPACE: ARCHITECTURE AND THE POLITICS OF MODERNITY by Patrick Haughey: SCAD architectural history professor gives reason to modernity’s long impact on a global scale. Find at amazon.com



PURPOSE, PROMISE & PRESENTATION: THE MOTIVATIONAL BRANDING MANUAL by Malachi Gordon: AIA Atlanta’s own wrote a book that can set your small business apart from the rest... and it’s FREE! Find at gordonmediaco.com/book.


FORM, HEFT, MATERIAL by Sir David Adjaye: Accomplished Tanzanian born architect relates his projects, design method and upcoming works in wonderful detail. Find at amazon.com





ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHIC STANDARDS by George Johnston, AIA: Celebrated for its new insights into the dynamics of the architectural workplace. Find at barnesandnoble.com DESIGN FOR GOOD: A NEW ERA OF ARCHITECTURE FOR EVERYONE by John Cary: Inviting readers to explore the connection between design and life, this is a great read to inspire philanthropy through design. Find on amazon.com MANAGING DESIGN by Michael Lefevre, FAIA: A new, fresh perspective on collaboration in the design process within the commercial design and construction industry. Find at amazon.com



An Interview with Rich Cole, AIA



RETIRED DEAN OF THE COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY CHRIS WELTY, AIA HAS SPENT A CONSIDERABLE amount of his career in education, teetering between his own multimedia design company Weltyworld, and teaching. A Georgia Tech graduate, he found his calling in combining his talents as an architect and tech aficionado at then Southern Polytechnic State University, now Kennesaw State University, in the College of Architecture and Construction Management. Working directly with students in this way has transformed his idea about the direction of the profession and creates an outlet for new and exciting approaches to design and problem solving through architecture. In this, Chris fuses creative with the practical preparing students for their careers and life as a professional. Richard “Rich” Cole, AIA, the former fearless leader of the college at Kennesaw (and a Georgia Tech grad himself) brings with him decades of experience in practice and higher education. His retirement, while a tremendously sad loss to the school, is also a chance to reflect on the growth of the program, the profession, and ways to look forward. Chris sat down with Rich and talked shop, or should we say studio... CHRIS: It has been a long journey, and you are coming up to the end of your career. RICH: I know, I know. Who would have thought, you and I, we’ve known each other for quite some time. I remember when you were a youngster, I could trick you into doing some of my work. Then you got wise. CHRIS: I don’t fall for that anymore! What I’d love for you to do is share a little about how you got here; your background... RICH: I attended Georgia Tech, and I graduated in 1974, and then I went on to get a masters degree at Georgia Tech. I knew nothing about how to screw buildings together, but I could draw pretty good pictures of buildings… of a cool magazine, hip kind of things… So I kind of moved around from firm to firm as a hired gun drawing pictures of buildings. So anyway, as it worked out, I was in a firm in Buckhead, and the principles had gotten older and wanted to retire. One of the ways you can move into ownership is to buy one out, and that’s what I did. I was a principal for about 15 years as an associate, and then I came out to what was then Southern Tech. That’s what everyone called it. I actually came in 1982 as an adjunct. CHRIS: So you’ve seen a lot of changes over the years. RICH: Oh, yes. I’ve seen changes in the profession — changes in academia. I’ve certainly seen changes with Southern Polytechnic State University. CHRIS: As we kind of evolved from SPSU to KSU (Kennesaw State




Rich receives “Professor Emeritus of Architecture” for his distinguished and dedicated KSU career.


University). What has been some of the changes in the way we teach architecture to students. RICH: I think overall, it’s been a good thing. I was skeptical about the consolidation, but I was proved wrong. We are better resourced. Students are benefited, architecture students and others, because we are in a larger community with other disciplines, and I think that’s a good thing. We need to take advantage of that. If we take a trajectory of involving our architecture and construction management students— if that trajectory leads to more understanding, sensitivity, relationship to other disciplines that are now available to us more easily. I think that’s

a good thing. When you and I did a collaboration with game design, and we needed a musical score, I don’t know if you remember, we had to cut a deal with a school in Brooklyn because we didn’t have that. But now we the college of the arts, we have the resource to do that. It’s easier now, and we have to take advantage of it. CHRIS: So in that thought of collaboration. How does the school reach out to the profession more? RICH: Well, the profession wants certain


things from us. What they would like in a perfect world would be that our graduates would hit the ground running and know how to screw a building together. That would probably mean we’d work as more of a trade school than an academy where we are providing a way of critically thinking about problems. Not just architecture problems but societal problems. I think that’s the kind of architect the profession wants eventually — someone who can take pride and see the world comprehensively. We can do what we do pretty well— teaching them how to think. We need a better understanding between the academy and the profession. We each have our strengths, and we need to respect our strengths. CHRIS: I have heard from quite a few practitioners that the ability to think and solve a problem is as important as anything we do. When we start to talk about architecture students, what makes a great architecture student? RICH: I think you are a better student if you have a sensitivity. Do I really hear other people, am I really here? Am I hearing you and feeling you so I can respond as a professional to what you need? Basically, doing more non-architecture things will make you a better architect. CHRIS: We’ve often even thought about some of the tools we use impeding the decision-making process? How do you value sketching in this digital world? RICH: I think it’s so important. I have to kind of be careful because its so old school I guess, but I’ve often thought that you kind of have to see something and demonstrate that you can actually kind of see it because you can draw it. I think you think in terms of design-think with more clarity. I would often say about buildings to my young students, particularly when they were so involved in learning digital ways of portraying buildings, I would say just what does the building look like to you? If I’m just crossing the street, what does it look like? Just draw me a picture; what does it look like? And, they struggle with that because of time constraints and its not what schools in general focus on like when you and I were in school.


So anyway I would say, just draw a threedimensional sketch of what it looks like from here with all the grid lines, ground lines, station point, all that kind of stuff and they would think I was magical or it was voodoo or something but this is teachable! Although I do believe if you can draw upside down on a cocktail napkin and push it to a client, you’re magical. They want to pay you! CHRIS: In your career, who was the most influential architect you studied? RICH: So, I didn’t study this person, but I’m proud to say it was someone from Georgia Tech, Dale Durfee. When I entered Georgia Tech as a young freshman in 1970, he was a very young man. He was brand new to Georgia Tech, hadn’t been there long, and he was so tough, so passionate and just funny as hell— one of the funniest people I’ve ever been around— I learned a lot about myself just surviving him. He was brilliant but he was just so tough. CHRIS: Demanding… RICH: Very demanding, and I miss him a lot. There are a lot of famous architects out there I know, but to me, Dale was famous. CHRIS: That’s great. So as you look back on your teaching career, have you ever thought about all the students that you’ve impacted? Like Dale? RICH: I the last few years I have because there’s this phenomenon when a student will come to me and say you taught my father or mother. I’m like really? You wish there would be something profound they’d say, you know how you impacted them, but usually a funny story they’d remember. I remember one person who said that one of her parents said that they had recorded my lectures and would listen to them in the car while they were commuting to school. So I said wow that’s kind of cool, sounds neat and respectful, and they said oh no it’s nothing like that they just thought you were hilarious! n CHR IS WELT Y, A I A [This is a partial transcript] View the entire video interview at vimeo.com/aiageorgia




AIA GEORGIA’S ANNUAL Design and Honor Awards celebrates Georgia’s architects and student work from Georgia’s three university architecture programs at Kennesaw State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Savannah College of Art and Design. A special thanks to our wonderful sponsors Kingspan; American Metalcraft Inc.; MillerClapperton; CRS Industries; Linnea; Mapei; Berridge Manufacturing; Inpro; Grohe; Tarkett; Brazilian Wood Depot; General Shale; and USG for their help in creating such a great event! Photos by Brian Reeves of

AIA Georgia bestows awards for design and honor annually on a number of projects selected by its jurors. In order to be eligible for a design award the project must be the work of a registered Georgia architect who lives or does work in Georgia. Submissions for the Student Project Award must be the work of either a current student in Georgia or one that has graduated in 2018. The competition is open to architectural projects of all classifications and sizes. Location of projects is not restricted. Any works submitted for consideration must have been completed and occupied between Jan 1, 2013, and Dec 31, 2018.

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BUILT Project demonstrate design achievement in architecture regardless of budget, size, style, or type UNBUILT Projects of any size that have yet to be built including but not limited to: architecture, interior architecture and planning. RENOVATION/RESTORATION Renovation or restoration of a site of any size. INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE Project demonstrates design achievement, including a sense of place and purpose, of ecology and environmental sustainability, and of history RESIDENTIAL OVER $1M Design excellence in residential design with a cost over $1 million. This category may also include multi-family.

SUZANE REATIG, FAIA Suzane Reatig Architecture Washington, DC MATTHEW COATES, AIA Coates Design Architects Seattle, Washington JAN BLACKMON, FAIA AIA Dallas Dallas, Texas


EXCELLENCE (E) Recognizes outstanding achievements in design. This award is granted to projects that exemplify excellence of architectural design on all levels of analysis and is reserved for those projects that stand out from a group of otherwise meritorious projects. HONOR (H)

RESIDENTIAL UNDER $1M Design excellence in residential design with a cost under $1 million. STUDENT PROJECT Design excellence in student work including: research, installations, conceptual projects, or competitions. Applicant must be a current student in Georgia or one that has graduated in 2018 PEOPLE’S CHOICE The People’s Choice category will be a public vote of all projects submitted in the aforementioned categories.


Given at the jury’s discretion for meritorious projects deserving of recognition, demonstrating the architects’ design abilities. Recognizes achievement in design and awarded to projects that display a high standard of architectural quality and design. MERIT (M) Given at the jury’s discretion for projects projects of notable accomplishment.





1372 Peachtree


Firm: ASD|SKY Owner: Lincoln Property Group Location: Atlanta, Georgia Category: Renovation/Restoration Additional Design Team: Thomas Williams, Principal In Charge; Princeton Porter, AIA, Architect; Kara Thomas, AIA, Architect Engineer: Brad Riffel, AEC (Civil); Penta Engineering Group, Inc (Structural); Beach Engineering Solutions Team, Inc (Mechanical); Gray + Postell, Inc (Electrical and Plumbing Engineering) Landscape Architect: Mark Mason Image Credit: Gregg Willett






Image Credit: Š Phillip Spears


Tasked with doubling the original 1950’s modern home size, the architect placed the new addition a distance away, carefully reaching over to delicately link with the old, careful not to injure the thing it touched.


Harrison House


Firm: Surber Barber Choate + Hertlein Architects Location: Mountain Brook, Alabama Category: Residential under $1 Million



Inchyra House


Firm: Robert M Cain, Architect Location: Blairsville, Georgia Category: Residential under $1 Million Additional Design Team: Robert M. Cain, Architect; Carmen P. Stan, Project Architect; Drew Bell, Intern Architect Engineer: Don Easson, GeoExchange Design (Mechanical)



The design of the Inchyra House represents a return to family roots for the owners, one of whom grew up near the beautiful north Georgia property. Their interest in a sustainable lifestyle, organic gardening, viticulture, aquaculture and sustainable land use completely inform the design solution.


Image Credit: Fredrik Brauer






Rayonier Headquarters


Firm: Gensler Owner: Rayonier, Inc. Location: Wildlight, Florida Category: Interior Architecture Additional Design Team: Polk Stanley Wilcox (Building Design Architect), Ashlee Bennett, Michael Lutz, Meg Fogel, Natalia Silva, Ashley McClure, Haley Reddick, Gail Malone, Ana Luisa Alfaro, Victoria Mayer, Johnny Coto Engineer: Henderson + Rogers, Inc. (Structural); Powell and Hinkle Engineering (MEP) General Contractor: Davis Construction Image Credit: Timothy Hursley




200 4th Avenue South


Firm: Perkins+Will Owner: Highwoods Properties Location: Nashville, Tennessee Category: Built

Image Credit: James Steinkamp Photography



Auburn University Mell Classroom Building @ RBD Library


Firm: tvsdesign Owner: Auburn University Location: Auburn, Alabama Category: Interior Architecture Additional Design Team: Williams Blackstock Architects Engineer: Newcomb & Boyd (MEP/FP), LBYD (Structural/Civil), Waveguide (Audiovisual)


The design team sought to transform an under-utilized space in one of the most active buildings on campus. Image Credit: Nick McGinn




Image Credit: Garrett Rowland Photography

Fitzco/Momentum/ Weber Shandwick


Firm: Gensler Owner: Fitzco/Momentum/Weber Shandwick Location: Atlanta, Georgia Category: Renovation/Restoration Additional Design Team: Stephen Swicegood, Michael Lutz, Derek Hudson, Erin Greer, Gail Malone, Tabatha Janna, Sarosh Ali Engineer: Newcomb & Boyd (MEP), M2 Structural (Structural), One Lux Studio (Lighting) General Contractor: Gay Construction Company



Image Credit: Š Nick Merrick, Hall+Merrick Photographers

Hamad Medical City Medical Education and Simulation Center


Firm: Perkins+Will Owner: Hamad Medical Corporation Location: Doha, Qatar Category: Built General Contractor: KEO International Consultants



The design repurposes an existing, partiallyconstructed concrete building into an expanded medical training facility... 49



Environmental concerns were paramount for the family and the house fits tightly into its microclimate, sitting lightly on the land...

Image Credit: Š2017 Darris Lee Harris

Hillside House


Firm: Robert M Cain, Architect Owner: Veronica and John Mansour Location: Marietta, Georgia Category: Residential over $1 Million Additional Design Team: Robert M. Cain, Principal; Carmen P. Stan, Project Architect



Interface Headquarters


Firm: Perkins+Will Owner: Interface, Inc. Location: Atlanta, Georgia Category: Renovation/Restoration Engineer: Integral Consulting Engineers, Inc. (MEP) General Contractor: Integra Construction, Choate Interior Construction Company (Interiors Contractor)

Image Credit: Š Nick Merrick, Hall+Merrick Photographers




Image Credit: Michael Robinson

Mercedes-Benz Stadium


Firm: HOK Owner: AMB Group Location: Atlanta, Georgia Category: Built Additional Design Team: tvsdesign; Goode Van Slyke Architecture; EYP/Stanley Beaman & Sears



Split Box House


Firm: DiG Architects Owner: Debra and David Goldschmidt Location: Atlanta, Georgia Category: Residential over $1 Million Additional Design Team: Lighting Loft (Lighting); James Greenroofs (Green Roof Design) Engineer: PEC Structural Engineering, Inc. (Structural); Crescent View Engineering, LLC (Civil) General Contractor: Post + Beam Builders Landscape Architect: CORE Landscape

Image Credit: © 2019 Alexander Herring





Image Credit: Mason Halkin Photography

Image Credit: Mason Halkin Photography




Image Credit: Iwan Baan

Newell Hoboken


Image Credit: Connie Zhou


Round House Renovation

Firm: Perkins+Will

Firm: Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects

Owner: Newell Brands

Associate Firm: Faesy Smith Architects

Location: Hoboken, New Jersey

Owner: Foster House, LLC

Category: Built

Location: Wilton, Connecticut


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Pollack Residence



Shaw Create Centre


Firm: Surber Barber Choate + Hertlein Architects

Firm: Gensler

Owner: Marc & Robin Pollack

Owner: Shaw Industries Group, Inc.

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Location: Cartersville, Georgia

Category: Residential over $1 Million


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Student Design Awards Student Design Award winners are selected by a jury of Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program graduates. This year’s jury consisted of: ERIC BALOGH, AIA Beck Architecture Atlanta, Georgia LAURA MORTON, AIA Stevens & Wilkinson Atlanta, Georgia ROBERT WOODHURST IV, AIA Smith Dalia Architects Atlanta, Georgia



The intervention conceived the opportunity to enhance the relation between “building” and “garden” at this green campus using three atmospheric functions of parallax, moiré, and levitation CITIZEN ARCHITECT

Hinman Courtyard Installation


Team: Georgia Tech - School of Architecture Design/Build: Roberto Sebastian Bucheli Miranda, Abaan Ali, Matthew P. Singleton, Charles Y. Kim Owner: Georgia Institute of Technology Location: Atlanta, Georgia Category: Student Project Students: Simon Clopton, Hyung Kim, Sharod L. Bryant, Alexandria M. Davis, Josep Lluis Buades Duran, Aliza P. Gray, Paul Petromichelis, Claudia Tansey, Nicole Schmeider, Yifeng Sun, Vincent D. Yee, Rachel d. Cloyd, Bennett M. Crawford, William C. Freeman, Ke Fan, Benjamin A Tasistro-Hart, Aron Weber, Justin Wilson, Sweta Dabir, Enrique Maradiaga, Spencer G. Pursley Instructors(s): W. Jude LeBlanc, Primary Instructor; Scott Marble, Chair, School of Architecture; Russell Gentry, Engineer; and Jake Tompkins, Industrial Design.







The concept brings an elevated courtyard as an open nature mountain in this area, between surrounding landmark buildings.

Market as an Urban Park


Student: Ning Zhang Owner: Savannah College of Art and Design Location: Guelph, Ontario, Canada Category: Student Project




Peace Arch Border Crossing


Student: Stephany Knize Simon Owner: Savannah College of Art and Design Location: Blaine, Washington Category: Student Project



[The] concept, “Edge of a City�, defines how this port of entry is not only intended to monitor the comings and goings of people transitioning between Canada and the US, but to provide a symbolic change to a new horizon. CITIZEN ARCHITECT


... explores ways in which human-made spaces can facilitate the learning process while stimulating children of both sexes to develop their abilities through play.


Somatic Action | Play. Influence of Architecture in Sex Differences


Student: Ana Manzo Owner: Savannah College of Art and Design Location: Savannah, Georgia Category: Student Project Additional Design Team: Scott Singeisen, Committee Chair; Samuel Olin, Committee Member; Susan Falls, Committee Member; Melanie Parker, Structural Adviser






Above the Clouds | Colonization in a Post-Nuclear War Scenario


Student(s): Stanley Ka Chun Leung Owner: Savannah College of Art & Design Location: Seven Summits Category: Student Project Instructor(s): Scott Singleton, Ryan Madson, Bryan Cantley


Rigid + Fluid


Student(s): Marco Ancheita, Emily Wirt, Stephanie Wright Owner: Georgia Institute of Technology Location: Dawsonville, Georgia Category: Student Project Instructor(s): Jennifer Pindyck



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Beacon Municipal Center



Interlace – A Hospital Entrance Design


Firm: Office of Design Owner: City of Decatur, Georgia

Firm: HKS, Inc.

Location: Decatur, Georgia

Location: Miami, FL

Category: Renovation/Resotration

Category: Unbuilt

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Harris County Public Library


McKenney’s Headquarters Renovation & Addition

Firm: 2WR+Partners

Firm: Stevens & Wilkinson GA, Inc.

Owner: Harris County Public Library

Owner: McKenney’s, Inc.

User: Troup-Harris Library System

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Location: Hamilton, Georgia

Category: Interior Architecture


Category: Built





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Highland Duplex



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Firm: Office of Design

Student(s): Vidyasagar Tarkhedkar and Juilee Patel

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Owner: Savannah College of Art & Design

Category: Residential under $1 Million

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Category: Student Project



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AIA Georgia Honor Awards

Honor Award winners are selected by a jury of their peers. This year’s jury consisted of: LEE ANN GAMBLE, AIA Gamble + Gamble Architects Atlanta, Georgia ASHLEY HERNANDEZ, AIA, NOMA Cooper Carry, Inc. Atlanta, Georgia JARED SERWER, AIA Perkins+Will Atlanta, Georgia JODIE QUINTER, AIA CED Architecture + Interiors Savannah, Georgia



A relatively, young and small firm, BLDGS has found balance in its large impact in Georgia and across the country. Brian Bell and David Yocum, the founders and principals of BLDGS, has found its design philosophy of individualized product solutions to be a major component of the firm’s ability to be both effective and innovative. Beyond BLDGS architectural work, both principals serve as professors in the architectural college at Georgia Institute of Technology. Through these appointments, Bell and Yocum have introduced a contemporary and public focused perspective designed to ensure more informed thinkers, rigorously trained for a career dedicated to good architectural and urban design. BLDGS continues to show what a dynamic career in both design and mentorship can look like and set a precedent for other firms large and small.

The Architecture Firm of the Year award is given to has resulted in the consistent producing of distinguished architecture and professionalism for a period of at least 10 years from the Georgia office, the firm should provide for the nurturing and mentoring of next generation architects and the community in which it practices shall know the firm for its contributions.


Anthony Cissell, AIA

Atlanta Center for Creative Inquiry



Anthony Cissell, a graduate of Georgia’s Savannah College of Art and Design, has dedicated much of his early career to creating an impact in the Southeast region. His work with Sottile+Sottile has allowed him to recognize a passion for urban design and to become a confident and robust voice for humane planning and community engagement in architecture. Cissell provides council and workshops for city councils, design review boards and planning commissions while also engaging peers and students in design charettes.

The Atlanta Center for Creative Inquiry (ACCI) seeks to reverse trends showing a decline in the study and employment of under-represented students in careers concerned with the built environment. Its purpose is to get more students in the pipeline to pursue careers in architecture and other creative avenues through mentoring and exposure.

Also, Cissell has continued his relationship with his alma mater in his nationally award-winning work on the SCAD Museum of Art and serving as a professor of Architecture. This direct access to the shaping of future architects and designers and his meaningful participation in the student and local chapters of AIA are recognized and celebrated.

The Emerging Professional Award is given to individual AIA or Associate AIA members whose initial date of licensure in any US jurisdiction is less than 10 years and not more than 15 years after graduation) residing and licensed to practice architecture in Georgia. They are honored based on their contributions to the advancement of architectural design and design discourse through leadership in AIA at any level, community work, and/or mentorship.


ACCI was initiated in 2004 by legendary architect Oscar Harris, in partnership with Georgia Tech and Benjamin Mays High School. It was envisioned as a demonstration project to introduce minority high school students to architecture and design early in life. The organization has mentored hundreds of students since 2004, with many going on to pursue careers in architecture, engineering, and construction fields. The organization’s unwavering commitment to the mentorship of the future leaders of the profession make their mission and vision and outstanding recipient of the Bronze Medal.

The Bronze Medal recognizes an individual or organization that uses their insights, talents, training, and experience to contribute meaningfully to the objectives of the American Institute of Architects to be the voice of the architectural profession and the resource for its members in service to society.



Bernard B. Rothschild FAIA Award Rothschild winners are selected by a jury of previous awardees. This year’s jury consisted of:

The Rothschild Award is the highest honor AIA Georgia can bestow on an individual, alive or deceased. This award is in honor of Bernard B. Rothschild FAIA who served the profession at many levels through his leadership and active participation throughout his career. The award is given in recognition of the most distinguished service to the profession of Architecture in the State of Georgia by an architect who exemplifies the principles of the profession.

Ellamae Ellis

Stanley L. Daniels,

Anne K. Smith, FAIA

League, FAIA

FAIA (1997)



Jospeh Smith, III,

Robert P. Smith,

Jerome M. Cooper,

FAIA (1998)

AIA (2011)

FAIA (1985)

James G. Fausett,

William J. Carpenter

R. Stanford

FAIA (1999)


ROBERT L. BROWN JR., FAIA R L Brown & Associates Decatur, Georgia

Woodhurst, Jr.,

William J. Stanley,


FAIA (1987)

III, FAIA (2000)

Forrest Lott, FAIA

John A Busby, Jr.,

Ronald Kolman,


ANTONIN “TONY” AECK, FAIA Lord Aeck Sargent Atlanta, Georgia

FAIA (1988)

FAIA (2001)

Ivenue Love-

Peter H. Hand, FAIA

Cecil A. Alexander

Stanley, FAIA


Jr., FAIA (2002)


Robert S.

Stephen T.

Robert L. Brown,

Woodhurst III, FAIA

Swicegood, FAIA

FAIA (2017)



Antonin “Tony”

Dorothy P. Spence,

Ben R. Darmer,

Aeck, FAIA (2018)

Hon. AIA (1993)

FAIA (2005)


Richard H.

Thomas W.

Wittschiebe, AIA

Bradfield, FAIA

Ventulett, FAIA




Jordan O. Jelks,

T. Jerry Lominack,

FAIA (1996)

FAIA (2008)

ANNE KOLMAN SMITH, FAIA, NCARB Lominack Kolman Smith Architects Savannah, Georgia

Janice Wittschiebe, AIA

Since 1980, Janice Wittschiebe has served as a project designer, project manager and principal for multi-faceted projects. After 22 years of her and her business partner managing their own architectural and interior design firm – Richard, Wittschiebe Hand (RWH), she joined Stevens & Wilkinson in 2014 all while being an active member in the Georgia and Atlanta chapter of AIA. Janice is passionately involved in the community. She devotes significant time to several organizations, concentrating on professional development and leadership as well as mentoring students, interns, and colleagues in the profession. Wittschiebe is also very active with her alma mater, Georgia Institute of Technology serving on a wide range of boards and committees. Her tireless work is a testament to the importance of the “citizen architect.”


Janice Wittschiebe, AIA, NCIDQ, LEED AP



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It’s a relatively chilly Friday morning and I can’t help but feel a sense of déjà vu. It’s all so familiar: the route, the humidity, the cold brew pit stop, the grasping of the architect scale door handle, the lingering reminder that I should have gone home before that last glass of wine the night before and the sound of the far too appreciable heeled trek up to the third floor honoring the ‘please use the stairs’ sign posted to the elevator door. ‘Routine’ is an understatement when describing my day-to-day life. Inefficiency basically intoxicates me, so why fight saved time and added structure? In the words of my favorite barista that can predict my arrival time daily, “I’d be easy


to murder.” It comes as no surprise then that I find myself standing here, nearly two years later, having completed my morning grind exactly as I had a thousand times before except for one tiny detail: this time I was a guest. A guest standing by in the impeccably industrial lobby of my old office anxiously awaiting a conversation with my former boss. With the go-ahead from the receptionist, I make my way back to Neil’s office. Someone else had just popped in to speak with him, so I indulged in a chat with his assistant prompting yet another reminder of a previous protocol; a daily drill so familiar it was if no time had passed.


+ FEATURED Here’s the thing with Neil: he’s pretty damn popular. Waiting is normal if you’d like to speak to him. When he walks in a room it’s a visible sea of feeder fish eager to capture his attention, so to get even a moment with him feels golden. If I was as in demand as he is, frankly I’d lose my mind. That’s a clear difference between he and I. I’d be spinning in circles wishing for the entire human race to disappear. Yet, when it’s my turn to speak with him I’m elegantly greeted with a big smile, a cup of espresso and a ‘Hey stranger! How are you?’ as though the whole world isn’t sitting on his doorstep. Truly, the finesse with which he handles his role is second to none. For that reason, among others, Neil was a clear fit for this conversation; one centered on mentorship stressing things like professional growth and business development. It was now my time to sit down and pick the brain of this tireless architectural force; a force of three decades of practice, countless awards, and unparalleled expertise in both business and design.

Here’s what he had to say:

My main role at this point is to develop leaders and bring out the best in people. Honestly, my technical skills are limited with respect to modern technology. It’s kind of funny that an intern should always be smarter than you in that regard if you hire the right person, so you can’t view those skills as the baseline of your professional development or you’d always be behind. I’m not saying that technical aspects are unimportant. You need to possess them to be successful, but that is not at all what mentorship is about. You can train almost anybody to draft and comply with codes. The real meat of evolving someone as a professional is developing their intellect and ability to make critical decisions that are more about life than technicalities. The term mentor is just hard. There is this sense like ‘I’ll sit down with this person every Wednesday’ which feels forced. It does not have to be a formal thing and I’m doubtful many relationships form out of things like ‘mentor socials.’ You should want to be

NEIL DAWSON’S JOURNEY TO LS3P STARTED WITH HIS OWN SMALL FIRM Dawson Architects founded in 1999 as Dawson & Wissmach, worked closely with clients to create spaces that inspire and stand the test of time. The firm’s dedication to client service, design creativity, and innovative problem solving led to more than 20 Historic Preservation Awards while remaining true to each client’s individual needs and exceeding expectations for every project.



This page: Neil Dawson and wife Lori Dawson at the 2017 AIA Georgia Design & Honor Awards in Atlanta, Georgia

guided by someone you’ve observed specific characteristics in that you want for yourself. How could you possibly know that in one sitting? I think it is more important to identify people that make you think ‘I want to be like them’ or ‘I want what they have’ and emulate those individuals in order to grow. Truthfully, I think the best way to mentor is to lead by example.

Assembling a staff of various ages and personality types is vital to firm success and managing growth. You don’t want twenty people who are going to work at the firm for forty years until they retire, just like you don’t want twenty people who are going to threaten to leave every year. If you hired all wild horses with optimum drive, you’d never get anything done.

At 55, I’m still being mentored. You can always learn something from somebody, so I don’t think mentorship ever ceases to exist. Your goals change as you mature and continued growth will require new influences. I have four or five mentors I actively work with now. They all happen to be older than me, but that is not why I sought them. I sought them because they are people I like, respect, and want to intentionally continue growing in a direction that they have.

You’re a great example. I couldn’t hire twenty Jodies or they’d all leave. You have a natural drive for leadership and a personality that will continually want better. You’re not going to sit still; you’ll always keep pushing. I like having people like that around because it challenges me to find ways that I can make their role meaningful, but you can’t have too much of it.

Development is not at all about age. Teams need to be built around the great energy of youth, the expertise of seniority, and everyone in between; you can’t discount anyone at the table.


It’s not hard for me to invest my time in mentoring someone like that; someone I sense might leave. You always know they’re going to. You want people like that; someone whose resume is always polished. I mean, mine was. A lot of firm owners won’t bother, but that’s not what it’s about. That


+ FEATURED same person will likely go on to do something great. You want to help them get there and be a part of that. It shouldn’t all be as competitive as people make it out to be. Thinking back over twenty-eight years of employees, I’ve probably had several hundred work for me; a lot of successful firm owners in town even. When I reflect on the ones that really turned out to be prosperous, you could sense who these people were instantly. It doesn’t all boil down to ‘oh, this guy has just got it.’ It’s more along the lines of: do they have an apparent desire to try? You have to be willing to put in a lot of effort to achieve success. If a person has that kind of drive, it’s obvious from the get-go. It’s also evident early on if it is important for a person to excel at their job or simply be content with a paycheck and a very good life. A lot of people don’t want any added attention and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. Those people tend to be really effective workers. They don’t feel the need to get out and talk to people and are very task oriented. The employees that characteristically are good leaders, however, tend to not focus as well. You need a mix of both on a team; somebody who’s going to push and somebody who’s going to hoard. That way you have someone looking out for the bigger picture who can sit down with consultants and engage clients, while the other is simultaneously pushing project progress forward. That individual doesn’t necessarily require as much mentoring, but they do need to know that what they’re doing is absolutely just as important. They say one leader can effectively manage five to seven people. If you’re the only leader, you’re going to have a five to seven-person firm. Once you have a partner, now you can grow to fifteen or so and be okay. So, what do you do if you’re LS3P? That’s part of why I wanted to merge. I had experienced one person, two partners, a principal and three great project managers; various multiples of five and seven. It’s not any harder or different when you’re LS3P and have 350 people. It just means you have more really effective leaders that can motivate and manage their own groups. When you are lucky enough to have in house



mentors like that, the synergy is totally liberating. Work is getting done. People are managing themselves. Employees not only want to succeed, but they want their friends that they work with to as well. It’s a pretty special thing. I know a lot of firms are transitioning to a more virtual workplace, claiming they can operate ‘just as well over technology.’ Well, that’s not true. I think everybody over there would agree that there’s a natural learning environment that occurs in a studio setting. The energy that comes from this mixing of people is more about organizational dynamics than mentorship. You learn about other people’s lives, problems, and backgrounds. This in-person interaction of different ages, experience levels, ethnicities, sexes, and whatever else you want to throw into the mix, is all part of the dynamic and is crucial to the main goal: facilitating growth. It enables the development of better-rounded people and, to me, it makes life more enjoyable. Sincere mentorship isn’t career-specific. It goes beyond employment; the bottom line is we’re all people. I’ve learned many lessons from my mentors that are as important to me personally as they are professionally. They’ve taught me to always keep an eye on the bigger picture. They’re not the kind of people trying to win every battle, and they understand that what you do with your life is more important than what you do with the moment. That’s an essential mindset, so I try my best to mimic it. We shake hands, part ways and I re-enter that infamous stairwell. As I clunk my way down the concrete treads, I can’t help but walk away inspired, thinking: does Neil realize how gracefully he exudes exactly that? I’ve got some emulating of my own to do. n QUINTER, A I A


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Pictured: Neil Dawson (right) and Jodie Quinter (left)



Training the next generation of leaders in architecture CHRISTOPHER KELLEY LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

THE CHRISTOPHER KELLEY Leadership Development Program (CKLDP) aims to train the next generation of leaders in architecture through a series of eight sessions. The curriculum focuses on honing skills such as:

• • • • • • • •


entrepreneurship and firm management teamwork and collaboration negotiation skills client development industry trends business development equity, diversity, and inclusion community engagement and civic leadership

Christopher Kelley, AIA was an active member of the Washington, D.C. architectural community. He was a respected leader within the Institute as well as within Gensler’s Washington office. Through his volunteer efforts, he participated and contributed to initiatives and programs centered on supporting emerging professionals. In 2010, Christopher was honored with the AIA Young Architects Award for which the jury stated, “Christopher has proven himself a young leader within and around the AIA, a real example for other young professionals.” After his sudden passing in 2012, this program was created by the D.C. AIA chapter to continue his legacy of leadership and activism.


Interested? This competitive program accepts sixteen emerging professionals each year to collaborate, learn together and develop as leaders in architecture. This program is ideal for members who are eager to advance in their career and either have not yet become a licensed architect or have been licensed for ten years or less.

Above, left to right: Robert Woodhurst IV, Carmen Evans, Ina Bachmann, Brock Tobaben, Eric Balogh, Jessika Nelson, Jereme Smith, Jessica Thompson, William Stanford II, Laura Morton, Daniel James, Kelly Orji, Nicole Seekely, Jared Serwer, Joshua Crews, Brian Sudduth, Shelby Morris, Mindy Goodroe.


The student-curated content was unique and informative, and the professional connections were beyond what I anticipated.

APPLICATION: While this year’s application period is completed, please visit aiaga.org/ckldp to learn more about the requirements for applicants. The next class opens in June 2020 to begin in August of that same year. TUITION: Tuition for AIA Members is $500; non-AIA member tuition is $750. AIA Georgia may choose to offer tuition assistance to AIA members who may be from small firms that would otherwise not be able to participate. AIA Georgia will fund some expenses for selected candidates who need to travel significant distances for the monthly classes.

- L. Morton, 2018-2019 Class; Stevens & Wilkinson




Community Engagement & Civic Leadership COMMUNITY DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT is becoming more popular as people abandon the suburban sprawl for more closeknit living in town. As architects, we have the responsibility to embrace this direction and adapt our practice to better engage with the communities in which we build. Architects provide interesting problem solving perspectives that can bridge the worlds between developers and residents, so we should strive to implement community engagement plans when a challenging or impactful project arises, to ensure the most successful outcome for all. It is also important to portray a strong but understanding image in the face of the public. Perception is key, so if a plan or project is delivered in such a way that the community feels heard, they will then be confident their best interest is being considered. One of the more dynamic methods to engage the community is to be involved in a civic role; to be invested in the community yourself. By investing time and contributing to non-profit organizations or volunteer opportunities, we can become integral in developing the community from a social platform, not just on a project by project basis. The opportunities to volunteer within organizations, such as the American Institute of Architects, provide perspectives and insights that allow professionals to better engage the public. While devoting time, attention, and resources to social aspects of the community, we can strengthen our ability to have a positive and lasting impact on the design of those communities. n JOSHUA CRE WS, A I A & L AUR A MORTON, A I A


Tips from AIA Whether you are just getting started out in your career or you are a seasoned professional, there are ways to level up in your skills to engage the public PUBLIC SPEAKING As an architect, you know design is crucial. Place that same value in how you communicate and structure your message. Thoughtful design allows your listener to remember what you say and addresses questions and comments in a clear and concise way. Using well-designed messages in your responses will help the listener feel like he or she has been heard. Adding proof points in the form of stories or quotes help strengthen and support the message. MEDIA Local media are always looking for interesting stories about their community, and architects can help them with that search. Don’t hesitate to contact the media and share a story idea about your project, showing how its design will have a positive impact on the community.

Go further! Purchase advertising, author your own articles, get involved in civic organizations, and get in front of school boards and other community groups.


For many years Custom Residential Architects in Georgia, such as you, have been without:


1. A strong voice to educate the public about the need of architects in all types of residential design

2. A strong state network to help influence Georgia legislators in matters impacting specifically residential architects and their mostly small firms

3. A solid place for all Georgia residential architects to meet, fellowship, and share their love for the practice of Custom Residential Architecture

The Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN®) Knowledge Community develops knowledge and information to benefit architects who are engaged in, or who are interested in learning more about, custom residential practice. CRAN® presents information and facilitates the exchange of knowledge and expertise to promote the professional development of its members via discussion forums, national symposia and conventions, publications, and local activities.

2019 CRAN® SYMPOSIUM Scottsdale, AZ | Sept 11-15, 2019 A conference designed for your residential practice. Attendees will atend tours, participate in classes and network with other residential architects from around the nation. Earn up to 16 LUs and 5 LUs/HSW.



In light of this, the 2018 AIA Georgia Board of Directors has created an AIA Georgia Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN®) to provide the strong voice, state network, and place for Georgia Custom Residential Architects to exchange knowledge, resources and positions on issues important to residential architecture. This state-level network is an extension of the national AIA CRAN®, accessed online via National’s website.


Please join us in the AIA Georgia CRAN® Interest Group. With this initial group of members, you will be at the forefront of a movement designed to encourage and celebrate the growth of local residential architects. We need your input and help in establishing the network and spreading the word among AIA members who focus on residential projects. Visit our website below to signup to receive important communications on Georgia CRAN®.

MICHAEL TCHOUAFFE, AIA Michael Tchouaffe Architects Atlanta, Georgia RYAN TAYLOR, AIA Ryan Taylor Architects Atlanta, Georgia GERRY COWART, FAIA Cowart Group Architects Savannah, Georgia

Learn more at aiaga.org/cran




Take a drive through the historic district! The island was an exclusive hunting club for the Rockefellers, Morgans, Vanderbilts, Pulitzer and Baker. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s now one of the largest preservation projects in the Southeast. - G. Moxley; Larry L. Bryson, Architect, P.C.



Island hopping in the Isles We know you probably have your favorite go-to’s on the coast but what do the locals call their haunts? Where would they “stay-cation”? ST. SIMONS STAY— The World War II era King and Prince resort is a beautiful waterfront property with history as a naval training facility and a dance club! EAT— On the way in, take a cooking class using organic ingredients from Gilliard Family Farms at local Brunswick favorite The Farmer & The Larder.

CUMBERLAND VISIT— The Dungeness Ruins. Originally intended as a winter home for Thomas Carnegie and his family before he passed. His wife, Lucy, made several additions and remodels to the estate before it caught fire in 1959. SEE— The wild horses of course! Cumberland Island has a plethora of tours to suit your vacation desires.

TYBEE DRINK— Enjoy a fun night and great bands at local haunt, Doc’s Bar. STAY— Grab a bloody mary or try the famous shrimp and grits in a spirited atmosphere sure to liven any weekend adventure.

SAPELO ISLAND TRY— Pay a visit to the geechee community on the island and make a purchase of a bag of red peas...your tastebuds will thank you later. EAT— Skippers Fish Camp is one of those “feels-like-home” places serving up seafood and southern fare.

JECKYLL SEE— Some of the exciting network show ‘The Walking Dead’ was filmed on location on the island on scenic Driftbood Beach. STAY— The beautiful 19th century former Vanderbilt vacation home, Jekyll Island Club Resort, makes for a gorgeously relaxing time.


Planning a trip or need travel assistance? Visit the visitors bureau website at www.goldenisles.com or reach via phone at (912) 638 9014. Find the local AIA Golden Isles Chapter at www.facebook.com/AIAGoldenIsles





Day at the Capitol is AIA Georgia’s annual lobby day. The one-day event gives Georgia architects an organized way to interact with their elected officials on the issues affecting the profession during the spring legislative session.

of the decision makers and creating an informed front. This year, K. Scott Gordon, AIA led a small roundtable discussing the opportunitites architects have to be even further invested in the community by running for office.

Advocating for architecture both locally and nationally is a great way to have your voices heard and show the expertise architects have in making better communities. Day at the Capitol makes it easy by putting architects in front

We hope our attendees will gain skills in advocating with confidence and conviction for their components, firms, communities, and the profession, while also making important connections with legislators and peers.





gave updates on SCAD’s new program, The Integrated Path to Licensure— what they have learned and how the program is progressing.

talked about the importance of protecting and enhancing the role of licensed professions, understanding this as a licensed structural engineer himself.





educated attendees on the adoption of the new set of commercial, residential, and energy codes and impacts for AIA.

provided updates on the historic building tax credit and the school safety bill. The latter a bill he sponsored.




Your job is to bring your issues to the forefront of your legislators’ minds: • Introduction and background on yourself

How should you follow up? • “I’d like to follow-up by...”

• Tell them what you are advocating for

• “Can I get contact information for the appropriate people in your office?”

• Tell them what you want and make the ask!!

• Offer to be a resource for them

• Invite them to stop by for lunch!

• Thank them for their time and the work they do!




Blueprint for Better



Georgiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s minimum wage is $7.25 for those covered under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. To afford a modest one-bedroom apartment at fair market value (FMR) at this rate, a person must work 87 hours per week. This staggering figure from the 2019 National Low Income Housing Coalition report shows the very real fears of lowincome residents in the state. These numbers, pulled from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), are representative of a growing concern for communities across Georgia

and a challenge for local design professionals. Blueprint for Better is a national initiative by the American Institute of Architects to encourage the profession to use their expertise to tackle key issues through the power of good design. The concept comes to Georgia in the form of a film viewing and a diverse panel of speakers committed in different ways of addressing the problem. Each Blueprint for Better event addresses a different issue important to Georgia.

37% 52% Data Source: 2019 National Low Income Housing Coalition report


RENTERS in the State of Georgia OF ATLANTA RENTERS earning less than amount needed to afford FMR for 2-bedroom apartment


PANELISTS • Kathryn Bedette, AIA | Kennesaw State University Kathryn is an Associate Professor of Architecture at Kennesaw State University where she coordinates both the history and theory course sequence and Second-Year architecture studios. Kathryn also serves as the Architect Licensing Advisor for Georgia. • Tim Keane | City of Atlanta Tim was appointed Director of Planning and Community Development for the City of Atlanta by former Mayor Kasim Reed in July 2015. In this role, Tim is responsible for Atlanta’s Offices of Planning, Housing, and Buildings. • Dwayne Vaughn | Atlanta Beltline In 2018, Dwayne was appointed to the newlycreated position of Vice President of Housing Policy and Development. In this role, Mr. Vaughn works closely with the executive team providing senior level leadership, innovation and focus to achieve ABl’s affordable workforce housing goals and initiatives. KATHRYN BEDETTE Moderator

Associate Professor of Architecture at Kennesaw State University

Blueprint for Better; Affordable Housing kicked off our series at the historic Plaza Theatre on Ponce de Leon in Atlanta. Film is an excellent way to educate, inform, and inspire the public about architecture and the positive impact architects can make. After a series of short films from the AIA Film Challenge (see right), our moderator, Kathryn Bedette, AIA, began an exceptional conversation with the panel of guests. The panel supported the conversations begun by the films sparking some much needed exchange of ideas for our growing state.

• Will Johnston | Microlife Institute The Executive Director of the MicroLife Institute is a thought leader and innovator in the micro-living world. Over the past four years, Will’s organization has enabled policy change and brought acceptance of microstructures in the Southeast through events, projects, and advocacy. • Ai-Lien Vuong, Assoc. AIA | Lord Aeck Sargent Ai-Lien is an Architectural Design Staff member at Lord Aeck Sargent. She completed her dual Master of Architecture and Master of City & Regional Planning. at Georgia Tech in 2015.

AIA FILMS VIEWED • Home, 2016 • Rural Studio, 2016 • Community by Design – Skid Row, 2017 • A Little Alcove, 2017

Attendees were able to participate, asking poignant questions about what each panelist has done and can do for affordable housing both locally and state-wide.


Join us for Blueprint for Better: Public Spaces this Fall. Learn more at www.aiaga.org/blueprint

• Tiny House Atlanta’s Something Small: Atlanta ADU’s, 2018

• A Roof of their Own, 2017 • The BLOCK Project: Seattle, 2018 • Past/Presence: Saving the Spring Garden School, 2018


The Announcement of the Decade Revised AIA core documents are now available Like the Agave Americana, the plant that blooms every ten years, the core set of AIA Contract Documents is only updated every ten years. This ensures your design and construction projects are protected against changing industry trends and needs. In the 2017 versions of AIA contracts, you can now use fill points to prompt the parties to discuss and insert a “Termination Fee” when necessary, and there is a new evaluation provision by the architect, if the contractor proposes alternative means and methods. Plus, make any AIA contract appropriate for a sustainable project with the new Sustainable Exhibit. Download free samples at aiacontracts.org/aiachapter

AIA Contract Documents The American Institute of Architects publishes more than 120 contracts and administrative forms that are recognized throughout the design and construction industry as the benchmark documents for managing transactions and relationships involved in construction projects. The AIA’s prominence in the field is based on 130 years of experience creating and updating its documents. DOCUMENT DEVELOPMENT AIA Documents Committee and staff. The AIA Documents Committee is a standing committee of 30 to 40 licensed architects and AIA members. The Committee’s work is aided by insurance and other special advisors, outside legal counsel, and AIA staff, including in-house attorneys. Members of the Documents Committee are actively engaged in the design and construction industry through employment in architectural firms or construction companies, or for building owners or developers. New members are appointed to maintain a balance of viewpoints based on diversity of geography, firm size, practice type, and area of expertise. REVISION CYCLE AIA Contract Documents are generally revised and updated every 10 years, but potentially more often depending upon industry trends. In 2017, the AIA updated 34 core documents from its design/bid-build family, including A201-2017, General Conditions of the Construction Contract.





• A101™-2017 | Standard Form of Agreement between Owner/Contractor-Stip Sum

• B101™-2017 | Standard Form of Agreement between Owner/Architect

• A102™-2017 | Standard Form of Agreement between Owner/Contractor-cost + fee

• B103™-2007 | Standard Form of Agreement between Owner/Architect-Large Project

• A103™-2017 | Standard Form of Agreement between Owner/Contractor-Cost of Work

• B104™-2017 | Standard Form of Agreement between Owner/Arch-Limited Scope

• A104™-2017 | Standard Abbreviated Form of Agreement Between Owner/Contractor

• B105™-2017 | Standard Form of Agreement between Owner/Architect-Residential

• A105™-2017 | Standard Form of Agreement btwn Owner/ Contractor/Residential

• B107™-2010 | Standard Form of Agreement-Developer/ Builder-Single Family

• A107™-2007 | Standard Form of Agreement between Owner/Contractor-Limited Scope

• B132™-2009 | Standard Form of Agreement-Owner/ Arch/CMA

• A132™-2009 | Standard Form of Agreement-Owner/ Contractor CMA

• B141™/CMA-1992 | Standard Form of Agreement between Owner & Architect

• A133™-2009 | Standard form of Agreement-Owner/ CMA-cost+fee

• B142™-2004 | Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Consultant where the Owner contemplates using the design-build method of project delivery

• A134™-2009 | Standard form of Agreement-Owner/ CMA-cost+fee no maximum • A141™-2014 | Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Design-Builder •

A142™-2004 | Agreement Design-Builder & Contractor (formerly A491™)

• A151™-2007 | Standard Form of Agreement between Owner & Vendor/FFE • A195™-2008 | Standard Form of Agreement between Owner/Contractor IPD • A201™-2017 | General Conditions of the Contract for Construction • A232™-2009 | General Conditions of Contract for Const/CMA • A251™-2007 | General Conditions of the Contract-FFE • A295™-2008 | General Conditions of the Contract IPD • A305™-1986 | Contractor’s Qualification Statement

• B143™-2004 | Agreement Between Design-Builder/ Architect (formerly B901™) • B144™/ARCH-CM-1993 | Standard Form of Amendment to the Agreement Between Owner and Architect Provides Construction Management Services as an Adviser to the Owner • B152™-2007 | Standard Form of Agreement between Owner/Architect-Architectal Interior Design • B153™-2007 | Standard Form of Agreement between Owner/Architect-FFE • B161™-2002 | Standard Form of Agreement between Client/Consultant-INT • B162™-2002 | Abbreviated Standard Form between Client/Consultant-INT • B195™-2008 | Standard Form of Agreement:Owner/ Architect IPD

• A310™-2010 | Bid Bond-New Edition 2010

• B201™-2007 | Standard Form of Architect’s ServicesDesign & Construction

• A401™-2017 | Standard Form of Agreement between Contractor & Subcontractor

• B202™-2009 | Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Programming

• A441™-2008 | Standard Form of Agreement Contractor/ Sub-Design-Build Project

• B203™-2007 | Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Site Evaluation & Planning

• A701™-1997 | Instructions to Bidders

• B204™-2007 | Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Value Analysis

• A701™-2018 | Instructions to Bidders • A751™-2007 | Invitation & Instructions for Quotation for FFE


• B205™-2007 | Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Historic Preservation


+ CONTRACT DOCUMENTS • B206™-2007 | Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Security Evaluation & Planning • B207™-2008 | Standard Form of Architect’s Services: On-Site Project Rep • B209™-2007 | Standard form of Architect’s Services: Construction Contract Admin • B210™-2007 | Standard Form of Architect Services: Facility Support • B211™-2007 | Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Commissioning

D-SERIES DOCUMENTS • D200™-1995 | Project Checklist E-SERIES DOCUMENTS • E201™-2007 | Digital Data Protocol Exhibit 2007 G-SERIES DOCUMENTS • G601™-1994 | Request for Proposal - Land Survey

• B212™-2010 | Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Regional or Urban Planning

• G602™-1993 | Request for Proposal - Geotechnical Services

• B214™-2007 | Standard Form of Architect’s Services: LEED Certification

• G701-2017 | Change Order 2017 edition (50 / pack)

• B252™-2007 | Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Architectural Interior Design • B253™-2007 | Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Furniture Furnishings & Equipment • B305™-1993 | Architects Qualification Statement C-SERIES DOCUMENTS • C101™-1993 | Joint Venture Agreement for Professional Services • C106™-2007 | Digital Data Licensing Agreement 2007 • C191™-2009 | Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Multi-party Agreement • C195™-2008 | Standard Form Single Purpose Entity Agreement IPD • C196™-2008 | Standard Form of Agreement/single purpose ent/owner IPD • C197™-2008 | Standard Form of Agreement-Single Purpose Entity/Non-owner IPD • C198™-2010 | Standard Form of Agreement-Single Purpose Entity and Consult

• G702™-1992 | Application for Certificate for Payment (Pkg/50) • G703™-1992 | Certificate for Payment-Continuation Sheet (Pkg/50) • G704™ DB-2004 | Acknowledgement of Substantial Completion of DB Contract • G704™/CMA-1992 | Certificate of Substantial Completion (Pkg/50) • G704-2017 | Cert of Subst Completion 2017 edition (Pack/50) • G706™-1994 | Contractor’s Affidavit Payment Debts/ Claims (Pkg/50) • G706A™-1994 | Contractor’s Affidavit Release of Liens (Pkg/50) • G707™-1994 | Consent of Surety to Final Payment (Pkg/50) • G707A™-1994 | Consent of Surety Reduction in or Partial Release of Retainage (Pkg/50) • G709™-2001 | Proposal Request (Pkg/50) 2001 edition • G711™-1972 | Architects Field Report (Pkg/50) • G712™-1972 | Shop Drawings Sample Record (Pkg/50)

• C199™-2010 | Standard Form of Agreement-Single Purpose and Contractor

• G714™/CMA-1992 | Construction Change Directive, CMA Edition (Pkg/50)

• C401™-2017 | Standard Form of Agreement between Architect & Consultant

• G715™-1991 | Instruction Sheet and Attachment for ACORD Certificate of Insurance (Pkg/50)

• C441™-2008 | Standard Form of Agreement-Architect/ Consultant-Design Build

• G716™-2004 | Requst for Information (RFI) (Pkg/50)

• C727™-1992 | Standard Form of Agreement Between Architect and Consultant for Special Services


• G732™-2009 | Application & Certificate for Payment/ CMA (Pkg/50) • G737™-2009 | Standard form of Agreement-Owner/ CMA-cost+work max price


• G801™-2007 | Notification of Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement • G802™-2007 | Amemdment to the Professional Services Agreement (Pkg/50) • G803™-2007 | Amemdment to the Consultant Services Agreement • G804™-2001 | Register of Bid Documents • G806™-2001 | Project Parameters Worksheet (Pkg/50) • G807™-2001 | Project Team Directory (Pkg/50) • G808™-2001 | Project Data • G809™-2001 | Project Abstract (Pkg/50) • G810™-2001 | Transmittal Letter (Pkg/50) J-SERIES DOCUMENTS • J359™ | Certificates AIA Small 25/Pack (8 1/2 x 11)



Blueprint for Better 2019

Get involved • Use the hashtag #BlueprintForBetter to join the conversation and promote the good work of architects. • Read and share inspiring Blueprint for Better stories. BlueprintForBetter.org • Component executives can access all campaign resources on Brandfolder. • Architects can learn more about how to get involved at aia.org/publicawareness.


In 2019, the Blueprint for Better campaign brings to life the role of architects as thought and action leaders in improving our cities, towns, and neighborhoods. One of AIA’s main goals this year is to strengthen partnerships with civic leaders and elected officials. We want architects to have a key seat at the table when important civic decisions are made.

About Blueprint for Better

AIA Film Challenge

To be an architect is to create a Blueprint for Better. Working with our communities, we build better structures and spaces to serve our clients and the public. That means better structures and spaces to serve the needs of clients and the public. Using built solutions to address issues like climate change, affordable housing, and school safety, architects are at the forefront of solving problems at every level. Creating a Blueprint for Better is more than a profession, it’s what architects are called to do.

The fifth annual AIA Film Challenge invites architects and filmmakers to collaborate to bring architectural stories to life in three to five-minute short films. This year, participants will highlight architects and civic leaders working together toward positive community impact. The AIA Film Challenge is designed to garner maximum engagement and encourage quality content based on the Blueprint for Better theme.

Campaign goals • Encourage architects to collaborate with civic and elected leaders • Demonstrate how architects can help solve the important issues of our time • Evolve the perception of architects to true thought and action leaders Architects as leaders With a focus on thought leadership and influence, this year’s Blueprint for Better campaign will focus on strategic partnerships and community engagement: • Architects will facilitate design thinking workshops with members of the community during Chicago Ideas Week. • AIA will promote the value of architecture to mayors at key events and meetings, including US Conference of Mayors, Mayors Innovation Project, the mayors’ summit at SXSW. • The campaigns media efforts will partner with the innovative Wired Magazine.

Documentary short Launching the AIA Film Challenge in June 2019, the newest short documentary will expand on the theme of Blueprint for Better. Using compelling interviews and imagery, this film will tell the story of architects’ positive impact on their community. Distributed across digital and social channels, the documentary short provides inspiration to participants in the AIA Film Challenge. Film Challenge schedule Registration opens June 3 Films due August 12 Judging August 19-28 Public voting August 19–September 27 Winners announced October 2019

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