Architects Roundtable: Small Firm Spotlight on Goode Van Slyke Architecture

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

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Join us virtually for Architects Roundtable with a special Small Firm Spotlight on Atlanta-based firm Goode Van Slyke Architecture.

Chris Goode, AIA and Paul Van Slyke, AIA began Goode Van Slyke Architecture (GVSA) in 1996 with the simple intent of executing great architecture and visionary master planning through creative eyes. This simple intent remains the same more than twenty-five years later that has built an excellent reputation for GVSA’s practice. Our work began with K-12 projects, progressed through university work, and then bridged to many public and private sector buildings and master-planned typologies. These projects, regardless of size and complexity, have told a story of collaboration, diversity, environmental responsibility, innovation, and social responsiveness that speaks to our original intent on starting and building an Atlanta-based architectural firm.

True to our core beliefs, GVSA purchased a languishing warehouse building on the edge of Atlanta’s burgeoning Old Fourth Ward District and renovated the abandoned structure to become a major contributor of commerce in what was a struggling area of Atlanta. The Goode Van Slyke Building serves as our offices, and with its modern intervention within a historic shell, is an example of our respect for history coinciding with our passion for innovative design.

Learning objectives

  1. An overview of the history of Goode Van Slyke Architecture (GVSA) with a deeper discussion into which legal entity was right for their business in the state of Georgia.
  2. A conversation on the evolution and development of Georgia’s Minority Business Enterprise Program and the impact on Goode Van Slyke Architecture’s 25-year growth and success.
  3. An examination of current employee hiring challenges and workplace guidelines the current economic conditions have created. This includes the impacts created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date and time

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
8:30 am - 9:30 am
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Meet Chris

Co-founder and managing partner, Chris is dedicated to client relations while also actively participating in providing design direction and critique to many ongoing projects. Chris has over thirty years of experience as an architect and enjoys sketching out initial concepts for various building types from middle schools to performing arts centers and more.

Meet Paul

Co-founder and Partner of GVSA, Paul provides leadership that better responds to clients with continued growth of the firm. Paul has directed many of GVSA’s project success stories including the recently completed Mercedes Benz Stadium. He has also established design direction for both, building projects and master planning initiatives. Paul’s programming, planning and design strengths have been employed on multiple project types including mixed-use, multi-family, performing arts centers, k-12 and university realms, as well as others.