Firm Profile :







Atlanta Urban
Design Commission

Excellence Award

The firm won 2 separate awards for house designs in this competition. The winning entries are built in Atlanta's historic neighborhoods of Inman Park and Candler Park. The designs were noted for their responsiveness to the context and the fresh approach to the traditional styles used.

Atlanta Regional Commission

Development of Excellence Award

The ARC found the East Lake Commons project to exemplify 6 out of 7 smart growth criteria. These include: Green space preservation, Compact design, Walkability, Range of housing opportunities, Growth in existing Communities, Transportation choices. Mixed Use was not included as a category for this award.

Southface Energy Institute

Award for Excellence

This award is presented each year to the organization, private or NGO, for superior leadership in promoting environmental sustainability. Recent recipients of the Award for Excellence include: The Turner Foundation, Habitat for Humanity International, the Georgia Conservancy, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

AIA National HUD

Community Design Award

In a special competition of projects in the United States, 3 projects were recognized for excellence in providing communities of Mixed Use and Mixed Income. East Lake Commons has home ownership from government subsidized up to luxury custom designed. In addition their are rental units as part of owner occupied homes. The community is also noted for including urban agriculture for its employment and education opportunities.

Building & Social Housing Foundation

World Habitat Award

The World Habitat Award is a joint project of the United Nations Habitat Division and the Building and Social Housing Foundation. East Lake Commons was selected unanimously from 150 entries from around the globe as the best example of environmentally responsible and socially just development.

AIA Georgia

Merit in Design

In 1999 the AIA Ga. gave only 3 merit awards for projects incorporating sustainable design features. The Cane Creek Farm community design earned one of those awards. In the predevelopment phase, this community utilizes all of the development rights of 380 acres while permanently preserving 85% of the land area for farm and woodland.

AIA Georgia

Excellence in
Design Sustainability

Designed and developed by this firm, Lake Claire Commons is the first Cohousing community in Georgia. The project consists of homes originally priced from 43% of median to 120% of median. This community is pedestrian priority with the parking at the perimeter and pedestrian lanes among the 13 homes.

AIA Georgia

Excellence in
Design Sustainability


In 1998 AIA Ga gave 4 Excellence awards for sustainability. This firm received 2 of those awards. Through an interactive process the Community Plan for the historic neighborhood of Lake Claire provides guides for: Alternative transportation within and through the neighborhood, Architectural guides for new development, and Watershed protection measures any resident can use.