Atlanta is the most populous city in the state of Georgia. The city is known as the birthplace of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. and has since been linked to the movement. Aside from the rich history of the area, it is also known to be one of the best places for young professionals in the US and one of the most diverse cities in Fulton County. This list provides six of the best architects and designers in Atlanta, Georgia. Many of these firms have been recognized by award-giving bodies and have been featured in notable publications.
Jones Pierce Studios
400 Plasters Ave. NE, #225, Atlanta, GA 30324
Jones Pierce Studios has been in business for 25 years. Since its inception, the firm has garnered over 40 regional, national, and international awards from magazines and organizations. With its vast expertise in the industry, the company has appeared in Lake Magazine’s Lake Martin Edition, Green Building and Design Magazine, Wiregrass, and Atlanta Business.
The firm’s residential and commercial projects can be found throughout Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina. Jones Pierce has a team of accredited professionals who provide creative and customized design-build solutions. Featured above is this Italian Renaissance home renovation project that was built in the 1920s. The firm was tasked with modernizing the stunning home in Ansley Park. The project received the Atlanta Award of Excellence.
William T. Baker & Associates
Atlanta, GA 30326
For three decades, William T. Baker & Associates has led the US construction industry. Founder and principal William Baker has designed homes throughout Georgia, working with Fortune 500 senior executives and celebrities and becoming a former board member of the Georgia Executive of Fine Arts. With his expertise in management and architecture, Baker published several books on American home architecture and became an award-winning individual.
Baker has since led the firm to become as decorated as him. Some of its most notable accomplishments include the Arthur Ross Award for Architecture in New York City and the Urban Design Commission Award for Excellence in Atlanta. The firm worked on this French limestone house in 2010. The 10,000-square-foot home incorporates intricate details and craftsmanship such as French doors with cremone bolts and a motor court with two outbuildings that double as garages.
834 Inman Village Pkwy. Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30307
Anne Architecture attends to the development of modern spaces around Atlanta, Brookhaven, and the surrounding areas. The firm also offers residential and commercial services such as master planning, new construction, additions, and renovations. Anne Sciarrone leads the full-service architectural firm.
Sciarrone is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional, as well as a licensed architect in seven states: Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Arizona, and Texas. Sciarrone brings 30 years of experience in the field of architecture to the firm, which ensures client satisfaction and high-quality craftsmanship from the exteriors to the fine details.
West Architecture Studio
659 Auburn Ave, Studio G-5, Atlanta, GA 30312
West Architecture Studio provides award-winning architectural services to clients in Atlanta and the surrounding areas. Owner and principal Scott West, AIA, is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology, or Georgia Tech, and has completed architectural training at the prestigious Ecole des Beaux Arts school in Paris, France.
Among West’s recognized works is La France Street. The project received the bath of the year award from Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles magazine. The firm believes that the best results come from close collaboration with the client, taking into account every piece of their vision and idea. West Architecture Studio brings its 20 years of intricate craftsmanship to each project.
Daniel M. Martin, LLC
200 Seville Chase, Atlanta, GA 30328
Daniel M. Martin, AIA, is a graduate of Georgia Tech who has dreamed of becoming an architect since discovering his passion for design while completing his bachelor’s degree. In pursuit of this vision, Martin partnered with Fred Bainbridge in 2007 to create Daniel M. Martin, LLC.
Specializing in residential projects, the firm’s works can be found around Atlanta and in neighboring states like North Georgia, New York, and Alabama. Some of the awards it has received include the Georgia Historic Trust Preservation Award and the Historic Macon Foundation Preservation Award.
Located in Sandy Springs, the Seville House was constructed on wooded, sloping land. The property uses wood as its main material, with sloped roofing made with cedar shingles and cypress siding and trims.
659 Auburn Ave. Suite G-8, Studioplex, Atlanta, GA 30312
Founded in 1999, Soorikian Architecture serves Atlanta, Brookhaven, and surrounding areas. It focuses on residential historic renovations and new home construction projects. Founder and owner Karen Soorikian, AIA, is a member of notable organizations such as the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art and the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.
Under Soorikian’s leadership, the firm has been recognized by publications and media like the Atlanta Home magazine and Druid Hills Tour of Homes, and it received an award during the Decatur Design Awards. Featured in this article is the firm’s Oakland project in Atlanta.