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June 2022

Tate Baker joins the LDD Team.


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LDD welcomed Tate Baker to the Team in May 2022.  A recent Kennesaw State University graduate with a Bachelor of Architecture, Tate is not a newcomer to LDD.  He was a Design Intern with LDD since 2019, assisting various design studios to create presentation drawings and renderings as well as assisting with preparation of  construction documents.  Now, as a full-time Designer, Tate is dedicated to the Government and Education Studios.


Carlos has worked with LDD for over 16 years.   With over 20 years of design experience, Carlos holds a Bachelor of Architecture with Minors in Project Management and Visual Arts from Roger Williams University.  He also is a registered Professional Architect CPNAA in Colombia, SA.  Carlos is a LDD Associate and Senior Designer for the Healthcare, Corporate, and Residential Studios.  Among his numerous awards and recognitions are:

2018 Build Georgia Award - 309 East Paces Ferry Road Building Conversion, Atlanta

Associated Builders and Contractors of Georgia 2018 Award of Excellence - 309 East Paces Ferry Road Building Conversion, Atlanta

2017 Build Georgia Award - Compassion Christian Church, Savannah

Associated Builders and Contractors of Georgia 2016 Award of Excellence - Georgia Southern University Shooting Sports Education Center, Statesboro

American Concrete Institute (GA Chapter) 2016 Award of Excellence - Fiserv Westside Parking Deck, Alpharetta

American Concrete Institute (GA Chapter) 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award - Northside Cherokee Towne Lake Medical Office Building and Parking Deck, Woodstock

Carlos and his wife have two daughters that keep them busy with sports and school.  In his spare time, Carlos enjoys sketching, hiking, biking and paddleboarding with his family.

  May 2022


Carlos A.  Perez, AIA

Becomes a Registered


in the State of Georgia

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  April 2022

Growing our Interior Design Studio,

Katherine Shalloo joins the Team

Katherine joins the Interior Design Studio as a Production Designer.  In this role, Katherine collaborates with the design Team to create space plans, schematic floor plans, and construction documents as well as assist with selection of finishes and furniture.  Katherine holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interior Design from Illinois State University.  As a recent graduate, Katherine submitted and presented an abstract at the Interior Design Education Council's Annual Conference.  The abstract thesis was based on using a gaming software for interior design educational purposes.  The abstract was selected as a finalist at the Conference.  In her spare time, Katherine likes to hang out with friends and family as well as enjoy good food.

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April 2022

Celebrating March and April Work Anniversaries.

Congratulations and thank you for your dedication and teamwork

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David McBrayer, AIA, LEED AP

Principal / Education and Government Studios Director

(32 years - 3rd employee hired after owners)

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Phil Laney

Principal and Church Studio Director

(26 years)


Stefan Graupner, AIA

Project Manager

(19 years)

February 2022

Celebrating January and February Work Anniversaries at LDD.

We appreciate your dedication that contributes to our success. 

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DeeDee Lanham

Project Manager

(26 years)

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Scott Schulz

Senior Designer

(25 years)

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Colleen Fournier

Staff Accountant

                          (2 years)

December 2021

Celebrating December Work Anniversaries at LDD

Thank you for being an essential part of our success.

Steve Barthlow, AIA


(26 years)

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Patrick Whalen

Project Manager

(9 years)

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John Williams


(5 years)

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November 2021

Celebrating November Work Anniversary

Thank you for 10 years of dedication to LDD. 

Janet Gregory

Marketing Professional

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October 2021

Celebrating October Work Anniversaries at LDD

Thank you for being an essential part of our success.

Patrice Garrett, LEED Green


2 yrs.

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Milli Dunkin, RID, IIDA


Principal and Director of Interior Design Studio

14 yrs.

September 2021

Recently, a groundbreaking ceremony took place for Jodeco Med One Medical Office Building in McDonough, Georgia.  Attendees included representatives from Henry County, tenants Atlanta Heart Associates, P.C., Eagles Landing OB/GYN, Bartholomew Comprehensive Dental Care and general contractor, Schoppman Construction.

Lyman Davidson Dooley was selected to provide design services for the shell building as well as tenant spaces for this 48,000 s.f., 2-story medical office building.

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Celebrating August and September work anniversaries at LDD

Rowland Davidson
Steve Lyman

Founding Partners of Lyman Davidson Dooley celebrated their 33rd work anniversary in August.

Rowland Davidson (l)
Steve Lyman (r)

Dave McCauley


Carlos Perez


Ian Elmore


Dave McCauley (l)
Principal and Recreation Studio Director (23 yrs)

Carlos Perez (m)
Senior Designer (16 yrs)

Ian Elmore (r)
Designer (2 yrs)

August 2021

LDD is proud to be a member of the Reeves + Young design/build team for Westside Park which opened August 17, 2021.  Mayor Keisha Lance Bottom joined a number of City officials for the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to kick off the opening of the Park which is located on the site of the former Bellwood Rock Quarry along the Atlanta Beltline.  LDD provided design services for the support structures on the first phase which includes a restroom pavilion adjacent to the Birth of Atlanta sculpture, a restroom adjacent to the playground, and a restroom building and free-standing pavilion at the Open Lawn.  What will eventually be a 280-acre park, this is the largest green space in Atlanta where families and friends can come together in a healthy atmosphere to enjoy the outdoors for biking, walking or skating. 

Youtube Link (11 Alive)

Check out the City of Atlanta's link to see an aerial view of the Park and surrounding areas.

Facebook Link (City of Atlanta)

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July 2021


Celebrating July Work Anniversary

Bethany Elmore joined LDD's Interior Design Studio 2 years ago and has been gaining experience collaborating with Team members to provide creative interior design solutions for our Clients.

Thank you for your dedication!

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May 2021

Celebrating May Work Anniversaries at LDD

Thank you for being an essential part of our success.

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Jordan Mayfield, NCIDQ, IIDA

Interior Designer

9 years

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Brian Heinlein, AIA

Recreation Studio Project Manager

and BIM Manager

19 years

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Jackie Hardeman

Accounting and Human Resources Manager

13 years

March 2021

LDD's Rowland Davidson and Phil Laney attended the dedication ceremony on February 28, 2021 for Perry United Methodist Church's 12,845 s.f. Family Life Center which is located in the heart of Perry, Georgia.  LDD was selected by the Church to provide a master plan along with programming services for future growth of this historic, 1,400-member church which was built in 1827.  LDD provided full architectural design and interior design services for The Family Life Center that includes gathering space, a main lobby, an information center, restrooms, a missions room, a stage and backstage, a commercial kitchen, and classroom space.

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Autotorium - facing the stage
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December 2020

LDD attending the topping out ceremony for our U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Out-Patient Clinic project in Pike County, GA. Working with developer, The Molasky Group (Matt Connolly - L, LDD's Rowland Davidson - R) and the rest of the LDD team, construction is underway with Freese Johnson as the general contractor. This state of the art healthcare facility is designed to include exam rooms, offices, conference room, radiology, physical therapy, mental health, and specialty care for veterans. The building will promote a welcoming and supportive environment that affords natural light to waiting rooms and public functions, using appropriate materials for durability and ease of maintenance/cleanliness, in a color palette that is emotionally supportive and invigorating.

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rowland and matt in front of their new building for u.s department of veterans affairs

April 2020

We welcome Dana Clarke to the LDD Team as Receptionist / Administrative Assistant.  She joined us in March 2020 and posseses a positive work ethic as a self-starter with a willingness, ethusiasm and a proactive approach to every task she undertakes.

She has over 20 years of experience working in various industries of pharmaceutical marketing research, sales, special needs advocacy, and commercial banking as well as experience in home renovation, staging, and selling.

Dana was born in Gainesville, Florida and lived in Marietta, Georgia before marrying and moving to Connecticut.  She has traveled around the United States with her military husband to New York, Hawaii, Texas, Maryland, and Connecticut.  Dana and her family moved to East Cobb in 2019 where she resides with her husband and 2 of their 3 children.

April 2020

Congratulations to Brian Heinlein for obtaining his professional license to become a Registered Architect in the State of Georgia.  What an accomplishment!

Brian is an Autodesk Revit and AutoCAD Certified Professional.  He utilizes this skill set as LDD's CAD/BIM Manager as well as a Recreation Studio Project Manager.  He began his career with LDD right out of school 16 years ago as a Production Designer.  He is a Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech where he graduated with Highest Honors.

Brian and his wife, Angie, have four children that keep them busy with sports and school.  In his spare time, Brian enjoys playing guitar as a hobby as well as for his church on Sundays.

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March 2020

Lyman Davidson Dooley welcomes back Thomas Sharp to our team of architectural designers. Thomas started working for us in 2007 and worked primarily with the Church Studio; however, in 2009, he took a leave of absence to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, which made a profound impact on his approach to life and work. In 2010, Thomas went on to live a decade overseas basing himself for work in South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand. His travels and work experiences are impressive lists, and his stories could fill a book. We are excited to be his professional mentor once again and make a positive contribution to his life's story and future success as an architectural designer.

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February 2020

Lyman Davidson Dooley welcomes Colleen Fournier to our Accounting Team as Staff Accountant. Colleen is a recent graduate from Southern New Hampshire University in Forensic Accountancy and Fraud Investigation. Her related background in the construction industry includes code compliance, job costing, handling real estate transactions as a licensed Realtor, and preparing national contracts for residential builders which will make her valuable asset to the team at LDD. Colleen is a mother of two and has a great love for animals.

Colleen Fournier

February 2020

Lyman Davidson Dooley welcomes Lisa Francis to our Interior Design Studio as an Interior Designer.  Lisa's six years of previous work experience and knowledge of the industry will be valuable in collaborating with the LDD Interior Design Team to create space plans, schematic floor plans, construction documents, and selection of furniture, fixtures and equipment.

Lisa holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Studies.  In addition, she is certified under the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications.

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January, 2020

Lyman Davidson Dooley was awarded 2 medical office building projects by developer SK Commercial Realty. Both projects are located on Cherokee Street in the City of Marietta, GA.

620 Cherokee Street Medical Office Building

Lyman Davidson Dooley recently completed the design for 620 Cherokee Street Medical Office Building in the City of Marietta, GA. The project consists of a three story, 32,079 square foot Medical Office Building which is elevated to allow for 8,961 square feet of covered parking under the building footprint. The design for the project was for the shell and core building which includes the public lobby, fire egress stairs, 2 elevators and building support spaces. 620 Cherokee Street consists of steel frame construction with brick and EIFS for the exterior skin with aluminum and glass window systems. Integra Construction was the General Contractor for the project. LDD Interiors also provided the tenant build out documents for three tenants in the building:
- Ortho Atlanta
- Georgia Hand, Shoulder and Elbow
- NMotion

660 Cherokee Street Medical Office Building

Under construction now by Integra Construction, this project is a two-story, 37,864 square foot Medical Office Building. The design for the project is for the shell building which includes the public lobby, fire egress stairs, 2 elevators and building support spaces. 660 Cherokee Street consists of steel frame construction with brick and EIFS for the exterior skin with aluminum and glass window systems.

2 story building with street number on front of building "620"
Rendering of 2-story building

October, 2019

Pinecrest Academy, Cumming, Georgia's Lower School was housed in modular classrooms, dining and administration buildings for more than 20 years.  With deteriorated modular conditions, this part of the campus needed upgrading/replacement to the permanent brick building type that the rest of the campus features.  Lyman Davidson Dooley was selected to provide full architectural and interior design services for the new 19,125 s.f. Lower School Classroom Building which becomes the new face for the Lower School. The building houses classrooms from K-5 for approximately 300 students, oratory/chapel, clinic, teacher's workrooms, and administrative offices.  The Lower School building opened doors in August 2019, starting the process of replacing more of the modulars as this new building expands.

The Team was led by David McBrayer, AIA, LEED AP, Principal and Education Studio Director and featured Krista Igou Atwell and Jessica Alexander providing design and documentation.  Interior Design services were provided by Milli Dunkin, RID, IIDA, LEED AP, Principal and Interior Studio Director and Jordan Mayfield, NCIDQ, IIDA, Designer.    

October, 2019

Lyman Davidson Dooley is pleased to announce that Milli Dunkin, RID, IIDA, LEED AP has been named Principal of the firm.  With over 27 years of Interior Design experience, Milli joined LDD in 2007 as a Project Manager/Interior Designer, and is now Interior Design Studio Director.  She works hand in hand with the architects to provide her expertise on various types of projects to plan and design the interior look of the building as well as provide QA/QC review for all interior design-related work.

Borned and raised in Indiana, Milli graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.  She is a Registered Interior Designer in the State of Georgia and a LEED Accredited Professional.  Milli resides in Kennesaw with her husband and sons.

October, 2019

Lyman Davidson Dooley is pleased to announce that Jackie Hardeman has been named Associate of the Firm.  With over 16 years of Accounting and Human Resources experience, Jackie wears two hats at LDD as Manager of Accounting and Human Resources.  She joined the Accounting team in 2008, and was quickly  promoted to Accounting Manager.  She works hand in hand with Steve Lyman, CFO, Studio Directors and Principals of the firm to provide her expertise in numerous areas of Human Resources, maintaining the Project Accounting software, and managing the Accounting Department.

Born and raised in Marietta, Georgia, Jackie obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Business, specializing in Accounting and Human Resources from DeVry University in Atlanta.  Jackie has one daughter and two sons and resides in Smyrna where she raises her children.

October, 2019

Lyman Davidson Dooley is pleased to announce that Carlos A. Perez has been named Associate of the Firm.  With over 18 years of design experience, Carlos joined LDD in 2005 as a Production Designer for the Healthcare Studio and is now Senior Project Production/Designer.  He works hand in hand with the Healthcare Studio Director and staff to develop and prepare presentation drawings, sketches, construction documents, specifications and construction administration.

Born and raised in Colombia S.A., Carlos is a graduate from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island where he earned a Bachelor's in Architecture with a Minor in Project Management and Visual Arts.  In addition, he holds an Associate Degree in Art from Gabriel Hoyos School of Art in Colombia, and is a Registered Professional Architect with CPNAA.  Carlos resides in Dunwoody with his wife and two daughters, and volunteers for Habitat for Humanity.

October, 2019

Patrice Garrett joined Lyman Davidson Dooley in October 2019 as a Production Designer.  As part of the Education Design Studio, she collaborates with the team to take a project from initial idea to final output by developing and preparing REVIT drawings and construction documents.

Patrice holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the Florida Atlantic University in Ft. Lauderdale and is certified as a LEED Green Associate as well as a NCARB IDP record holder.  She made a move to Atlanta to join us from Jacksonville, Florida where she worked for a full design firm as a production designer on commercial, education, military and healthcare projects. 

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September, 2019

Shuai Feng joined Lyman Davidson Dooley in September 2019 as a Production Designer.  She is part of the Healthcare Studio team and  assists the Studio by preparing REVIT drawings and construction documents.  Shuai obtained a Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Architecture from Shandong Jianzhu University in Jinan, China where she was awarded "Honor of Outstanding  Student".  Her experience includes production design as an intern and extern with various architectural firms.

August, 2019

Ian Elmore joined Lyman Dyman Davidson Dooley in August 2019 as a Production Designer.  As part of the Church Design Studio, he collaborates with the team to take a project from initial idea to final output by developing and preparing REVIT drawings and construction documents.

Ian holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the former Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Georgia.  His previous experience has been in traditional and contemporary residential architecture, and commercial interiors.

July, 2019

Bethany Elmore joins Lyman Davidson Dooley's Interior Design Studio in July 2019 as a Production Designer. 

Bethany holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interior Design from the University of Alabama and is CIDA Accredited.  Recently, Bethany worked with the University of Alabama as Student Design Assistant where she helped select furniture and finishes for projects on the campus, organized and assembled presentation documents and finish board for designers.

October 19, 2018

Dedication Ceremony took place on October 19, 2018 in Covington, Georgia for the Newton County Judicial Center Expansion project.  The three-story Judicial Center Expansion includes approximately 25,000 sf of new construction and significant renovations to the following areas:  courtrooms, grand jury room, clerk of the courts office and magistrate offices, building core and common areas, and security checkpoint.  New additions include:  jury impaneling room, judges' chambers, juvenile courtroom, superior courtroom, district attorney's offices, and juvenile sally point.  Lyman Davidson Dooley provided a feasibility study, full architectural and interior design services.

The team included:  Rowland Davidson, Principal in Charge; Ben Starks, Senior Project Manager; David McBrayer, Programming; Milli Dunkin, Senior Interior Designer; Jordan Mayfield, Interior Designer; Production Designers:  Justin Thornton, Tabitha Trimm-Hooson, and Toya Bowen.

May 6, 2019

Lyman, Davidson, Dooley's Good Samaritan Health & Wellness Center project in Jasper, Georgia received the Council of State and Community Development Authority (COSCDA)  President's Award for Innovation.  Good Samaritan and Cooper & Company (GC) were presented the award in March 2019.  As described by COSCDA, this award recognizes innovative activity, policies or programs that have been implemented at the state level which have demonstrated success in solving community needs. 

The project also received First Place for AGC's 2019 "Build Georgia Award" in the Construction at Risk category.

The project is a two-story, 8,500 s.f. building that is a not-for-profit, volunteer-operated clinic providing free or reduced priced health services for residents and workers.

December 2, 2018

Dedication Ceremony took place during a special service on this date for the expansion and renovation of Dunwoody United Methodist Church in Dunwoody, Georgia. Lyman Davidson Dooley provided a full architectural and interior design services.

The project consisted of a “fully- automated, motorized Chancel platform extension”, enlarged Chancel platform, Audio/Video, acoustics, sound system, video modifications that include: motorized acoustical banners; multiple projectors; LED wall washers; LED movers and theatrical lights; 3 motorized projection screens; new organ chambers, moveable organ console; new antiphonal organ; pipe organ; new choir loft; new LED house lights; modified pew layout; new AVL control booth; and, modified balcony.

Acoustic System installed in the Dunwoody  Methodist Church

View of Stage Set Up


September 7, 2018

Groundbreaking ceremony took place of September 7, 2018 for Pinecrest Academy’s new 19,125 sf Lower School Classroom Building in Cumming, Georgia which is part of the master plan development by LDD. Full architectural and interior design services are being provided by LDD.

Ground Breaking Ceremony for Pinecrest Academy

May 31, 2018

Attached is a link to an article that was published in December in School Construction News about LDD's project at Middle Georgia State University.

Read our School Construction News article.

July 28 and August 4, 2018

Habitat for Humanity was a cause dear to our co-worker Krista Atwell, and LDD was honored to participate in a build for Habitat in memory of Krista and her infant son on Saturday, July 28, 2018 and Saturday, August 4, 2018. 

Photo of Krista

Build for Habitat For Humanity

May 31, 2018

LDD is proud to be the architect on 2 of the 6 pools listed in the attached article for some of the Best Public Pools in Atlanta! Mountain Park Aquatic Center and McKoy Pool.
Happy summer everyone!

Read the AJC article.

February 15, 2018

LDD is extremely proud of the Ridgeview Institute – Monroe Behavioral Healthcare project located in Monroe, GA. The project was a complete gut to the structural frame of the former Clearview Medical Center to provide a total of 70 patient beds and all associated Behavioral Health care components including a full kitchen and dining facility.

Owner: US HealthVest
Architect - LDD
Contractor: Carroll Daniel Construction Co.
Civil Engineer: Breedlove
MEP: Barrett Woodyard
Kitchen Designer: Camacho
Structural: KSi

February 3, 2018

GRAND OPENING – Middle Georgia State University Natural Science and Nursing Building Expansion (January 23, 2018)
Middle Georgia Status University held their grand opening on January 23 to unveil the expansion of the Natural Science and Nursing Building in Warner Robins, Georgia. The addition creates the space to expand one of the fastest growing degrees offered at the University. LDD was selected to provide full architecture and interior design services for the expansion that houses wet labs, physics lab, organic chemistry lab, microbiology lab, nursing simulation lab, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) classroom and faculty and administrative offices. The project incorporates the requirements of the Energy Efficiency & Sustainable Construction Act.