Roger T. Godwin, AIA, LEED AP
Roger attended Auburn University where he earned three degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design and Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design. After finishing at Auburn, Roger moved to Atlanta to work for one of the largest and most successful architectural firms there. Later he formed an interior architectural firm which rapidly grew to be quite successful, and ultimately sold it to Gensler.
Recognizing that growth comes in many forms, Roger had known DAG founding principal, Charlie Clary for many years, and was approached by Charlie to join their firm in Destin.
Roger did so and became a principal in DAG while maintaining his Atlanta-based interiors firm. Since joining the firm, Roger has shared his love for good design along with client development, helping the firm to become the largest design firm in Northwest Florida.
Growing up in rural Alabama and working on his family’s farm, Roger gained great respect for space, light, nature, and hard work. A few years ago, he renovated the old homeplace and credits that experience with giving him a greater appreciation for the work the firm does. The purity of preserving the character, memory, and roots of the simple farmhouse helped him to realize that being entrusted with providing something of value that will endure for even hundreds of years is one of the most significant hallmarks of good design.
As managing principal, Roger works with the other partners to craft not only the firm’s vision, but to establish high expectations for great design. His earnest interest in mentoring younger designers is a wonderful palette whereby he is able to encourage them to reach beyond their level of comfort to create something truly remarkable. Something of value that will endure the test of time and all that comes with it.
Roger is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), serves on the GSA National Design Peer Review and is a Senior Fellow in the Design Futures Council.