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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. 

 Lyman Davidson Dooley posing for a picture

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.