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The Enduring Value of New Urbanism

GVSA co-founder Paul Van Slyke is the author of a cover story in Southeast Multifamily & Affordable Housing Business magazine. Titled “The Enduring Value of New Urbanism,” it examines how the concepts of new urbanism – especially walkability, sustainability, healthy buildings, and the connection to the outdoors – proved to be particularly timely during the pandemic. Van Slyke is a member of the Congress for New Urbanism and is a founding member of the Atlanta chapter.



GVSA Good Deeds go Global

The consumer financial news site NerdWallet recently included Goode Van Slyke Architecture’s celebratory community service project in a story about helping the community without breaking the bank. GVSA is performing 25 good deeds to celebrate its 25th anniversary in business. Through a content-sharing agreement, the story, titled “How Businesses of All Sizes Can Drive Positive Change,” also appeared on more than a dozen other sites including Today U.K. News, Yahoo! Finance, Entrepreneur, and many others.


25 Good Deeds

GVSA celebrates our 25th anniversary! It seems like we started yesterday but we’ve been around a long time. To celebrate our 25th anniversary, we’re doing 25 “Goode” deeds. We reached out to nonprofits around the area to see who needed help. The AJC has a rundown of our efforts so far for organizations including Himalayan Children’s Charities, the Atlanta Food Bank, the Empty Stocking Fund, and more. It’s part of our mission to impact the community in a positive way.



GVSA Designs The Bailey

GVSA Designs The Bailey ALUX Properties $200 million Alpharetta tech-centric luxury multiplex Developer unveils key players for the forthcoming development

ALUX Properties today shares progress and announces an impressive list of world-class partners assembled to bring The Bailey – a first-of-its-kind, multi-use regional development – to life. The state-of-the-art campus is slated to house an impressive array of lifestyle-meets-health features, from a luxury boutique hotel with conference space and comprehensive med-spa facilities to a medical office complex and luxury condominiums – in addition to coveted retail brands and high-end restaurants.

Located at 2650 Northwinds Parkway on a land parcel in the heart of Alpharetta spanning nearly five acres, The Bailey is set to break ground later this year. ALUX Properties has hand-picked best-in-class partners, including Goode Van Slyke Architecture, to bring this exclusive project to life:

Riverline Townhomes for Brock Built

Goode Van Slyke Designs Riverline Townhomes for Brock Built.

Brock Built Homes has chosen Goode Van Slyke as the designer of its planned new Riverline Townhomes. The 52-unit development is planned for Atlanta’s Riverside neighborhood on the westside inside I-285 near the Chattahoochee River and Proctor Creek. Permitting for the project, previously known as West Hollywood Townhomes, is now underway.

More information can be found on What Now Atlanta here.

GVSA also designed Ten29 West for Brock Built Homes, which will feature 61 boutique townhomes.

Chris Goode and Paul Van Slyke Appear on Atlanta Real Estate Radio

The founders of Goode Van Slyke Architecture (GVSA) will appear on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio this month. GVSA partners and co-founders Chris Goode Paul Van Slyke will appear on the audio and video podcast on March 17, 2021. The show will remain available online.

Sponsored by New American Funding, the award-winning real estate podcast airs twice a week and offers interviews with industry experts and details on Atlanta events and attractions. The show is hosted by Carol Morgan and show producer Todd Schnick of Intrepid Group, LLC.

They ask Goode and Van Slyke about the wide variety of projects the firm designs, including museums, colleges, wellness centers, hotels, single-family homes, multifamily communities, offices, fire stations, churches, and more. Recent developments include Seven88 West Midtown, a luxury high-rise condo, the Atlanta Gas Light Regional Business Center, Huff Trail, and The Fairmont.

You can download Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio on your favorite podcast app or from iTunes here. 

Goode Van Slyke to Design Renovated Senior Housing

The Michaels Organization has chosen Goode Van Slyke Architecture to design the renovation of a 129-unit assisted living community in Southwest Atlanta. The Michaels Organization is one of the largest affordable housing owners and developers in the country. The community will serve people who are 55 years old and older, or who are disabled. As What Now Atlanta reports, the redevelopment would take 18 months with completion scheduled in 2023. The project depends upon a number of factors that are now in the approval process.


Savannah Charter School

Goode Van Slyke Architecture (GVSA) has been engaged to design the new Savannah Exploratory Charter Academy. The Academy’s mission is to offer a flexible, personalized learning experience. It will be located on a six-acre campus on Savannah’s Southside.

The Academy will have small class sizes – ranging from 18 to 22 students in each class – and emphasize project-based learning and individual attention so students can thrive. The school, which opens this August for the 2021-2022 school year, was recently profiled on WTOC-TV in its Community Champions series.

“Designing innovative schools that encourage learning has been a priority each of the firm’s 25 years,” said GVSA partner and co-founder Paul Van Slyke. “The Savannah Exploratory Charter Academy is our fourth charter school, in addition to dozens of K-12 and university educational facilities. The design includes short-term solutions so it can be ready to open in August, plus more permanent elements for its long-term growth.”

Enrollment is now open. For more information on the school, visit Secawise.org

Ten29 West for Brock Built Homes

Goode Van Slyke Architecture (GVSA) has designed a new townhome community for well-known Atlanta developer Brock Built Homes. Ten29 West will include 61 boutique townhomes on Atlanta’s rapidly-growing West side featuring partially covered rooftop terraces and skyline views.

The four-story buildings feature edgy, industrial interiors and modern brick exteriors. The townhomes feature three bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths, high ceilings, and private two-car garages. The residential development is located along Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway near the location of Microsoft’s recently-announced campus, Georgia Tech, the Beltline connector, and planned Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry, which is expected to be Atlanta’s largest greenspace. Residents of Ten29 West, formerly called The Finley, can indulge in several restaurants, shopping destinations, and performance venues nearby. It is also within easy access to MARTA rail, Midtown, and Downtown Atlanta.





Goode Van Slyke Architecture Designs New Luxury High-Rise

The first residents of Seven88 West Midtown – a luxury high-rise condominium designed by Goode Van Slyke Architecture (GVSA) – have moved into the elegant 22-level community. Seven88, developed by McKinley Homes, was completed late last year. It features 18 floors of residences including luxurious penthouses with balconies and fireplaces – atop four controlled-access parking levels. Each of the 279 residences has energy-efficient floor-to-ceiling windows framing panoramic views including downtown and Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Landscaped outdoor amenity decks include a saltwater pool and whirlpool spa, yoga lawn, outdoor kitchen, dining areas, and fire pit. Indoor amenities include a clubroom with demonstration kitchen, state-of-the-art fitness center billiards, a lounge, coffee/refreshment bar, bike storage, dog park, and pet spa. A concierge helps residents meet their daily needs.

A truly urban project, the building fills the site from curb to curb. Seen from the air, the pool deck resembles the prow of a luxury yacht. The ground level, designed for restaurants and boutique shopping, features dark brick that blends in with historic areas nearby. The tower’s multiple facets allow 20 different floor plans and a wide selection of views. Clear balcony railings enhance visibility and increase the natural light in the homes.

“We’re already known for designing a wide array of projects,” said GVSA partner Chris Goode. “We are excited to add this luxury high-rise to our portfolio.”

Precautions taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 also add more convenience. Keyless access cards open exterior doors; the no-contact elevator automatically goes to a resident’s floor. Residents can access a dedicated area for food and package deliveries without meeting anyone face-to-face. Common areas feature touchless lighting and temperature controls as well as hand sanitizer dispensers. A wide variety of restaurants are within walking distance to delight residents. Condo owners can also visit nearby galleries, concert halls, theatres, and offices. The planned Beltline Westside Extension will make it an easy walk to downtown, the World Congress Center, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Centennial Olympic Park, the World of Coke, National Center for Civil and Human Rights, The Georgia Aquarium, etc.

Goode Van Slyke is an innovative, versatile architectural firm best known for its work on the new Mercedes Benz Stadium, including the offices of the Atlanta Falcons. Its portfolio includes mixed-use and multifamily residential communities ranging from luxury to affordable, senior and student housing; office buildings; educational, healthcare, and government facilities; performing arts centers, museums, and cultural centers; broadcasting studios; aviation facilities; and master plans for large-scale developments and redevelopments. Founded GVSA in 1996, the firm celebrates its 25th anniversary this summer.