Roger T. Godwin, AIA, LEED AP
Roger adds both national design leadership and local knowledge to the team, and applies cutting-edge trends to his designs for university dormitories, classrooms, and performing arts venues.
Roger came to DAG from his previous position as Managing Director of Gensler Atlanta, one of the largest architectural and interior design firms in the country. Throughout his career, he has worked with some of the leading clients in the southeast, including Bank of America, Georgia Pacific, Coca-Cola, Newell Rubbermaid, and UPS, among others. His passion for design is now evidenced in the work he is leading for DAG throughout the Southeast.
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, 1978
Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design, 1976
Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design, 1977
Architecture: Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, Texas
LEED Accredited Professional
American Institute of Architects
Design Futures Council, Senior Fellow
GSA National Design Peer Review
I have always been passionate about design. While I greatly admire the intrinsic beauty of the built environment, I'm also intrigued by design that provides solutions and enhances function. To me, architecture provides the perfect balance - blending the ideal aesthetic while creating the optimum experience for people's work, play and lives.
The most exciting element in any project for me is the collaboration among the team members. I believe in bringing together the very best talent and resources to build the most dynamic springboard for launching ideas and fueling inspiration. Working in this type of environment creates an incredible power that challenges expectations, enhances responsibilities, and produces resounding successes.
Growing up, I spent nearly every summer working on my family's farm in rural Alabama. This experience taught me so much about respect -- for space, light, nature and hard work. A few years ago I took on a personal challenge and restored the farmhouse that has been in my family for more than four generations. I've had the privilege of working with so many compelling clients on behalf of some of the most inspiring projects, but I found myself humbled by the purity of preserving the character, memory and roots of this simple farmhouse. At the end, one realizes that being entrusted with providing something of value that endures is one of the most significant hallmarks of good design.