Will Gravlee received a Master of Architecture degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2012. His background in graphic design and residential construction adds to an already extensive collection of ability and knowledge found at Gamble + Gamble. Will’s interests include residential, graphic and furniture design.
Samuel Maddox joined G+G Architects as an intern architect. He received a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Interior Architecture from Auburn University in 2014. He spent his fifth year at Auburn’s Rural Studio where he designed and built his thesis: Idella’s House, part of the 20K House project, an experiment in affordable, dignified rural housing. Samuel is an inquisitive designer with interests in sustainability, constructability, and the social responsibilities of architecture.
TOP 10 HISTORIC PRESERVATION WINS + A NEW LEASE ON LIFE
10 Preservation Wins & Losses in 2014
National Trust for Historic Preservation
The Atlanta Daily World building, located in the Sweet Auburn Historic District was the former home of one of the first African-American-owned newspapers, the Atlanta Daily World. The publication is the oldest black newspaper in Atlanta, and continues to operate today, although it relocated in 2008 following tornado damage. The building was recently sold to a developer who plans to restore and convert it into a mixed-use retail and housing space.
The restoration of this building is great news for the Sweet Auburn District in which it resides. While it will not house the Atlanta Daily World offices, the developer plans to keep historic plaques in the new space as an indication of the newspaper’s impact on the Sweet Auburn Historic District, and greater Atlanta community.
Story by H.M. CAULEY
Photos by JENNI GIRTMAN
Some people might see the brick building at 145 Auburn Ave. as an empty, worn-out shell that does little to enhance the beauty of the block. Gene Kansas looked at that same
structure and saw past the rotted wood, caved-in ceiling and mismatched windows. Instead, the local real estate developer envisioned a chance to restore a piece of Atlanta’s history not far from the Auburn Avenue Research Library and Georgia State’s welcome center, Centennial Hall. . . . That dedication to preservation led to a partnership between Kansas’ company and the Midtown architectural firm of Gamble and Gamble to complete the Daily World renovation. Co-founder Lee Ann Gamble, who met Kansas five years ago when they were working out at the gym, found that his enthusiasm for the past matched her
own. “We had an instant connection,” Gamble says. “He’s such an easy person
to talk to and very engaging. His range of interests — real estate, preservation and history — converged in this project. And I think that’s unusual for a developer. Most are interested in developing the community and making money. Gene has those interests as well, but he also has an underlying motivation to want to see long-term change for the good.”
Our efforts are getting notice!
Lecture, Dwell on Design, Housing and Public Space, New York City, October 2014
Merit Award, Forthcoming. American Institute of Architecture Atlanta, Chapter, August 2014
Group Exhibit, Recent Work in Housing, Public Space and Energy, Dwell on Design Exhibition, Los Angeles, June 2014 With Students from Michael's 2013-14 Design and Research Studio at Georgia Tech
Merit Award, Zero Energy House 3 : Paulk Residence. American Institute of Architecture Georgia Chapter, August 2014
World Architecture Festival, Finalist, October 2014
Lecture, Housework presented at Georgia Tech, School of Architecture Lecture Series, September, 2013
MODA SHOW OPEN TONIGHT!
Join us for the opening reception for our upcoming exhibition, Design for Social Impact, on the evening of Thursday, May 29, from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
The exhibition will feature projects, including the work of our studio, that address a variety of challenges in the areas of shelter, community, education, healthcare, energy and food & water. Each category will highlight solutions taking place locally, as well as ways in which these challenges are being addressed around the world.
Daniel Alhadeff, James Boyer, James Bramlett, Po Kai Chen, Katie Braswell, Po-Kai Chen, Nicholas Coffee, Madona Cumar, Eli Damircheli, Namrate Dani, Jennifer Ingram, Tyrone Marshall, Sarah McConnell, Jeremy Nash, Miguel Otero Fuentes, Kaitlyn Pahel, Mihir Patel, Junying Shi, Bunny Tucker, James Van Horn & Samuel Wald.
High Performance Building Students:
Sandeep Ahuja, Gustavo Carneiro, Patrick Chopson, Patrick Dawson, Priya Dhamale, Yiyua Jia, Marionyt Marshall, Elizabeth Minne, Victor Renteria-Valdez, Wayne Shannon, Paul Szymkiewicz, Silvia Tijo & Yija Wang.
Godfried Augenbroe, Daniel Castro, Michael Gamble, Russell Gentry, with Jeannie Kim & Stephen Taul