In 1996, just a few weeks prior to the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, Chris Goode and Paul Van Slyke launched Goode Van Slyke Architecture (GVSA) with the simple intent of executing great architecture, and visionary master planning, through creative eyes.
This simple intent remains unaltered more than twenty-five years later and has been delivered via unique projects that span a wide array of types and sizes. Furthermore, our projects have contributed immensely to the excellent reputation GVSA has established in the market.
Our work began with K-12 projects, progressed through university work and then bridged to many exciting and public and private sector buildings and master planned typologies. These applications, regardless of size and complexities, have told a story of innovation, environmental responsibility, and social responsiveness that speaks to our original intent.
4. Workplace Culture
Design: Great design is at the root of all that we do to impact each community in a meaningful and permanent way.
Community: GVSA not only wants to reinvigorate communities with meaningful planning and design but, we also contribute directly to organizations locally and abroad including the Himalayan Children’s Charities.
Entrepreneurial: We live in an adaptive reuse warehouse that we purchased twenty years ago in the Old Fourth Ward of Atlanta at a time when this was not a popular neighborhood. The building was physically failing, and we took on the risk to develop the property and turn it into a contributing property in a historic neighborhood. We also manage projects and the firm in a profitable way.
Workplace Culture: We take pride in mentoring and being a fun place to work in an inclusive environment. This is very important to us.
Building Design and Construction Documentation
Master Planning and Urban Design
Feasibility Studies, Zoning Studies, Highest & Best Use Studies
Interior Design, Tenant Improvement
Historic Preservation Documentation and Renovation
Educational (Private and Public K-12, Colleges & Universities)
Health Care (Clinics, MOBs, Activity Centers, Wellness Centers, Adult Care)
Hospitality (Hotels, Event & Conference Centers)
Living (Multi-Family, Affordable, Senior, Townhomes, Exclusive Single Family)
Mixed-Use (Hotel Office, Multi-Family Retail, Multi-Family Office, Studio Office)
Municipal (Justice Centers, Fire Stations, Community Fac)
Planning (City, Urban, Campus, Mixed-Use)
Religious (Churches, Family Life Centers)
Sports (Stadiums, Fitness & Recreation, Aquatic, Family Life Centers)
Working (Offices, Co-Working Studios, Resource Centers)