Five interns with diverse characteristics and personalities joined the Lightroom team in May: Didier Porter, Denique Lindsay, Farhaan Samnani, Joel Lee from Kennesaw State University and Shlee Cooksey from Washington University St. Louis. They are packed with passion and will be working in a flexible group setting for a series of challenging tasks. Welcome.
The AIA Georgia 2016 Merit Award and 2016 City of Decatur Award of Excellence were given to Lightroom for the project Paty Modern.
Lightroom will join the MA International Design Expo at A.D.A.C. (Atlanta Decorative Arts Centre) Friday, June 10 2016. Lightroom is looking forward to see you and show you the most exciting and innovative ideas on design. We will feature our Newnan & Winiarski projects. Please see links below for ticketing.
Assisted by one of our intern students Farhaan Samnani, this exciting new house project is located in Kirkwood (Atlanta) for a young couple and their two energetic young sons. Farhaan is working on bringing the concept associated with the modern idea in a historic street scape.
Pastor Andre was asking for one or two renderings for his cathedral`s found raising. We began with the core ideas of creating a modern experience in a church, "something revolutionary, attracting and inspiring". It contains a sanctuary of about 500 people, a fellowship or reception hall, offices, classrooms for bible studies and Sunday school or daycare, a memorial garden, a kitchen, a restaurant, and a playground.
Programs: Sculpture Art Installation
Concepts: Combinational Projection
Lightroom has attended Venice Biennale with its sculpture for experimental projection art. Venice Biennale has a history of more than 100 years and is one of the most important art festivals in Europe. Working with Mr Bojana Ginn, Lightroom hopes to present a combination of art, technology and science and make its entry in the Venice Biennale.
The owner is requesting for a renovation of one existing facade to introduce a modern perspective to the current life.
Lightroom has been selected to design the renovations for an 11-story office building in downtown Decatur at 315 West Ponce de Leon Avenue. We will redesign the building skin, signage, identity and a new lobby.
Lightroom has been selected to design a new modern home in Sagamore Hills, which will recycle the wood from an 1895 barn in Milton, Georgia.
Lightroom has been selected to design a renovation and Master Bedroom Pavilion in Candler Park in Downtown Atlanta on Iverson Avenue.
Lightroom has been selected to design a new minimalist house renovation In Virginia Highland on Courtenay Avenue just off North Highland Avenue.
Lightroom has been selected to design a new house renovation and addition and landscape design for a house in Sewanee Tennessee at Monteagle. The project honors the memory of Herman Weiss a prolific artist and landscape architect.
The Leila House has a feature story in Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Magazine, read more at http://www.atlantahomesmag.com/article/modern-history.
William Carpenter has received the highest honor from AIA Georgia; The Bernard B. Rothschild Award, read more at http://aiaga.org/pressrelease.pdf.
Construction has started on the Wedding Chapel in Dahlonega and on Paty Modern in Decatur. Stay tuned for details!
HERE is a fun video of Lightroom 2.0
Construction has started on the Brazil House! Here are some pictures of the Trindade Residence from our site visit this summer: href://www.facebook.com/media
Chris Loyal (BA Arch Clemson & M Arch Georgia Tech) and James Murray (BS Arch Georgia Tech) have just completed their summer fellowship with Lightroom. Chris is off to New York and James is preparing for graduate school. We wish them all the best in their new endeavors!
Lightroom has been selected to design the renovations for the well known Decatur restaurant Sun in My Bellyhttp://www.suninmybelly.com/
Park Loudermilk Residence chosen for Modern Atlanta 2012http://www.modern-atlanta.org
Lightroom will design a new renovation for the Kelly and Nick Glass Residence located in Decatur.
William Carpenter headlines in Sarasota AIA Conference
The conference theme was "craft" and William Carpenter delivered the keynote address.www.artisticimage.com
Lightroom completes new studio for Artistic Image at King Plow Art Center.
The new studios for Artistic Image create an insprational studio within the historic King Plow Art Center.
Lightroom was architect of record working with the amazing designer Amanda Milner to design this new salon in Atlanta https://www.vagaro.com/BespokeSalon
William Carpenter selected to design Piedmont Park Festival poster as featured artist for 2012
Lightroom has been selected to design Oakhurst house for Fisher and Karen Paty:
The new four story residence and landscape design project in Decatur which will incorporate outdoor terraces and dramatic interior spaces and detail. A pool will reflect light into the first floor living space.
Lightroom selected to design Wieuca Road House:
The new residence and landscape design project in Atlanta will incorporate minimalism and native materials. As a land art project it will contain the house, pool and terrace spaces and solar hot water and geothermal power.
Lightroom is designing the branding, logo and website for Flycatcher Journal - some brief introductions to this amazing project:
Through writing and visual art, Flycatcher strives to explore what it means—or what it might mean—to be native to this earth and its particular places. We live in an uprooted time—a time of fragmentation, of hurry, of dissonance—and so truly belonging to a given place might seem impractical if not impossible. Flycatcher believes that before looking to alternatives, we need to better understand what it means to truly belong to our places. We believe, furthermore, that seeking this understanding will sometimes lead to the realization that what we need is to become native rather than to turn away from the native. And we believe that in our time— insomuch as alternative can also mean “radical” or “countercultural”—seeking to become native is perhaps the most alternative thing one can do.
The great crested flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) is a bird native to eastern North America, extending westward through the Great Plains and south to Central America—one species of many New World flycatchers found throughout the western hemisphere. As a journal of native imagination, we look to the great crested flycatcher as a kind of metaphor for the work that we are most interested in publishing.
The barn is about to start construction, and we are starting the CD's ( Construction Documents ) on the house which will incorporate local granite and wood harvested from near the site.
Lightroom is designing the branding and logo for a Night of Spectacles. Vision hits the runway in support of the Lighthouse Foundation, Georgia's foremost vision and hearing care nonprofit.
Night of Spectacles 2012 will wow guests with a juried runway show, silent auction, and celebrity doctor models from Lighthouse's partner medical providers. The annual fundraiser for the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation, The Night of Spectacles raises money for thousands of uninsured Georgians who receive sightsaving eye surgeries, eye glasses and eye exams from the Lighthouse every year. While the event always features a scholarship challenge, this year will be the first in which optometrist and ophtalmologist take the stage as runway models.www.nightofspectacles.org
Tarald is in the middle of his master at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design, (AHO), and has skipped across the pond to gain experience as an intern in the US. He has a background in arts, film, animation and has worked many years as a graffitti artist. Coming from close to the north-pole he is not used to the heat, but enjoying the warmth from the southern people.
Lightroom has completed the Kiteboarding Website!Check it out
Lightroom is designing a wedding chapel in Dahlonega, GA for the ebullient Kathleen Skelton! The chapel will be inspired by Wayfarers Chapel (Lloyd Wright, son of Frank Lloyd Wright) and Thorncrown Chapel (Fay Jones).
Lightroom is designing a new branding strategy for Ocean Kite Point, one of the top kitesurfing companies in Brasil. We are working with the brilliant designer Rogerio Luna who taught Bill to kite surf.
Lightroom is designing a new modern resturant in Sao Luis Brasil on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. We will renovate the existing structure to include the resturant and a guest residence. We are designing the architecture, Interiors, signage, website and branding for the rustic chic project.
Lightroom is finalizing the design development on the Danals Barn in Elberton, Georgia. We have been hired to design the master plan including the main residence and the guest house.
Lightroom is working on a gate design to complete the Dominey Pavilion in Decatur, Georgia. The residence was completed in May 2006, and we have been recently asked to fabricate a gate to work with the completed design.
Caroline Bozzi- Always ready for something new, Caroline is excited to work with Lightroom’s team. Caroline grew up in New Jersey and is currently an architecture student at the University of Cincinnati but she claims that she will always be a student of design. One thing she can’t live without is chocolate.
Kelly Fehr- Kelly, a Warner-Robins native, just finished her first year as a graduate student at the Clemson School of Architecture. She enjoys pimento cheese dip, white wine, and Oreo pie.
Stefan Garcia- Stefan is a current undergraduate in the Georgia Tech School of Architecture. He created a large display for the Modern Atlanta launch party, showing many of Lightroom’s various projects and designs. Currently, he is working on submissions for the AIA Georgia design awards and a design for a new barn. Mixed into his motley collection of music you can find his favorite, Lady Gaga.
Chase Jordan- Originally from Tallahassee, FL, Chase traveled to Atlanta to study Art History recently graduated from Emory University with a degree in Art History and minors in Architectural Studies and French[fries]. He plans to stay in Atlanta for a few years to gain the architectural experience he needs before applying to graduate schools.
Ken Le- Ken is finishing up his last semester at Southern Polytechnic State University. Ken likes sushi and can’t handle margaritas. He enjoys fishing in Alabama. Prior to his work at Lightroom, Ken spent 3 years working in a woodshop helping with furniture design and construction.
Freya Schlemmer- Freya is a graduate from Emory University, where she studied Art History with minors in French in Architectural Studies. She recently finished her first year in the Masters in Architecture program at Georgia Tech. She loves cooking and inventing new recipes; pie is her current area of interest.
On the evening of Tuesday, June 7, Lightroom Studio will be one of the featured exhibits at the Modern Atlanta Design is Human, among dozens of other artists, architects, designers, and students. The event is from 6:00-10:00 pm at the Two Peachtree Pointe Building, located at 1555 Peachtree Street NE in midtown. Read more about the event here http://modern-atlanta.org/ma/2011-design-is-human-launch-party/
Dr. William Carpenter, FAIA, of Lightroom Studio in Decatur, GA, was invited to serve as a keynote speaker at the 6th International Conference on Planning and Design in Tainan, Taiwan. A biennial event that began in 2003, the conference serves as a platform for the sharing and presenting of current innovations in architecture, education, planning, and design. Because of his experience in a multi-disciplinary studio, Carpenter was invited to discuss his publications, architectural projects, films, and web design projects. In addition to this, he presented ideas from his upcoming book Design Build Studio, comprised of essays and examples of community based studio projects from international universities. Through discussing various case studies of successful design build programs, including the Rural Studio of Auburn University among others, Carpenter articulates how this method of teaching has connected students with the people and issues of local communities, which in turn becomes integral to the design process.
The Beals Residence has been featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution - click here to read the story.
William Carpenter was awarded the highest honor of AIA Atlanta being given the Ivan Allen Sr. Award for his contribution to the profession as an educator and practitioner. The text reads as follows: "AIA Atlanta, a Chapter of The American Institute of Architects presents this Ivan Allen Senior Trophy to William Carpenter, FAIA, Ph.D. for sustaining the highest ideals of the profession of architecture through his contributions of service to the community; for the outstanding personal qualities he exemplifies as an Architect, Educator and Mentor; for the significant impact he has had on the lives of hundreds of architects and students through his commitment and dedication to excellence as an educator and mentor; and for his contributions to the profession of architecture as a leader at the local, state, and national levels."
Dr. William Carpenter, FAIA, has been elected to the National Board of the American Institute of Architects, representing over 12,000 architects in the Southeast. The three-year term begins in January 2011. Dr. Carpenter was presented with the President’s Medal in Savannah at the AIA Georgie State Conference.
Lightroom will be responsible for the design and redevelopment of a significant city block in Historic Downtown Tucker, Georgia.
Lightroom has been selected by the Personal History Center in Lilburn, Georgia to design its new headquarters. Stay tuned for details!
We are working on a top-secret project for a residence in Gordon County, Georgia, currently in development. Located on 600 acres, and dubbed the “Bloom House,” this beautiful new residence is sure to be an attention-grabber once it’s revealed.
Lightroom has completed a new book: MULTIDISCIPLINARY PRACTICE, detailing the experiences of working in an environment devoted to creative expression through architecture, graphic design, and new media.
Lightroom has been selected by SWITCH MODERN to re-design the look and feel of their remarkable furniture and product design website. We look forward to designing their new branding and style as well as advising and working with their strategy team.
Lightroom has received the AIA Georgia 2010 Citation Design Award for the Dominey Pavillion, located in Decatur, Georgia.
Lightroom has started construction on the Park Loudermilk Residence on 329 South Mcdonough Street in Decatur—just a few steps away is artist and builder Clay Chapman’s beautiful project which is also under construction Stop by and check out the progress. This house is the first modern project in the MAK district. For more see images here.
The 125 East Trinity Office Building is complete! Check out images here.
We have been hired by Clear Progress Incorporated to design their logo, branding and strategy for this talented and creative business-consulting firm sees more here.
Lightroom has launched phase two of the Marc Galbraith; Landscape Architect project. We created the branding and strategy for Galbraith Grounds Management as well as creating his trucks, yard signs, uniforms and a web presence. See more here.
Lightroom has launched the Leadership Buckhead project—see the website here.
William Carpenter has been elected at South Atlantic Regional Director on the National AIA Board. He will represent over 9,000 architects and was elected by his peers for this prestigious position.
Lightroom has been selected by the Personal History Center in Lilburn, Georgia to design its new headquarters. Stay tuned for details.
Here is a peek at our new secret project for a new residence in Gordon County, Georgia located on 600 acres. We call it the “Bloom House.”
Daryn Shapurji(Purdue; Visual Communication Design), Adam Sauer(Ga. Tech.; MARCH), and Dana Ryan(SPSU; BARCH), have wrapped up their summer fellowship with lightroom. All of them have amazing talent in their field of study, and showed it through their outstanding work. They have set the bar high for the next interns. We will be looking for some new talent for the Spring Semester(09) and for next summer(09). See our contact page for the application. The deadline for the Spring Fellowship is November 15th, 2008 and the deadline for the Summer Fellowship is February 15, 2009. We have worked with schools to offer academic credit and IDP credit as well. Filmmakers, graphic artists, architects.
"I am a twenty one year old designer from Purdue University. I will heading into my Senior year with the intention of getting a Bachelors in Visual Communication Design. I started the Lightroom Fellowship on May 19th and ended August 1st. In that time span I did a whole bunch of broad design work. Bill plunged me right into big time design, that students very rarely get a chance to touch, let alone control. I started out rebranding and website designing a local Decatur, Georgia company. I had my first client meeting two weeks into the fellowship. I convinced them on the rebrand, and website layout that day. They enjoyed the new look so much that they asked Lightroom and I to come up with a three foot by twelve foot building sign, and yard signage. I remade the Lightroom Portfolio book. I turned it from a 50 page book into a 105 page colorful book with a new scheme, layout, images, and text. I also committed myself to seeing it through the publishing and printing process with lulu.com. Bill gave me the opportunity to make his new business card as well as Lightrooms. I went on to design the Lightroom t-shirt which can be seen in the "lightroom business cards" section under Print Media. Bill likes to keep you on your toes with new fun ideas. So throughout the summer when I could squeak in some time, I made a Lightroom Myspace page, Lightroom Portfolio Powerpoint, as well as my very own individual typeface. Towards the latter end of the summer, Stability Engineering came to Lightroom with the need of a new refreshing trifold brochure. I worked very closely with my client to give him something individualistic, creative, but still projected their statement and company philosophy. I convinced Stability Engineering on a horizontal trifold brochure with large images and minimal text. Bill recently finished one of his biggest projects, The Village Vets, which is just a few doors down from Lightroom Studio. Throughout the summer, Lightroom Studio and I have worked on a movie, "217", which goes into length about the process, idea, and people behind The Village Vets construction. I helped film, direct, and "story board" out how this film should flow and move. Lastly, I designed two movie posters for the film "You're Rejected". It is a low budget film about one man's struggle between the different types of relationships that are accepted by him and society. Both movie posters are drastically different design but try to communicate the same message to the audience. Not only did I learn a lot about design and programs, but people and the long process it takes to complete a project through the end. This fellowship has really helped me see the business and production side of design. The free will that Bill gives you on projects and ideas is priceless. He is very open to new ideas, and thoughts that could at times be considered "way out there" only to find out it being the best idea." Daryn
"My summer began with Bill handing me a set of sketch drawings for a house located in Oakhurst and telling me to “run with it.” At first this task seemed incredible daunting and impossible however after a few pin-ups and discussions I quickly realized that this collaborative environment is what makes Lightroom Studio such a special design firm. Since taking the Oakhurst House from schematic design to construction drawings I have learned a tremendous amount about design and the process of taking an idea to something tangible. I have since worked on several other projects, including an addition to a 1950’s pre-fab Lustron House, an extension to the Lightroom Studio here in Decatur, and I put together 5 Lightroom projects for submission to the 2008 AIA Georgia Design Awards. As Bill said to me this morning, each one of the projects I worked on this summer, will in fact be built and that is something that not many interns can say after a summer of work. The sketches and diagrams I created over the summer in my sketch book are a tribute to constantly enveloping studio environment of the Lightroom. This summer felt much like an extension of school, in that I wasn’t as much given tasks to complete, more importantly I was given design problems to solve. In addition to architectural projects, I worked on the development of a film documenting the process of building The Village Vets, which is a Veterinary Clinic in Decatur, Ga Lightroom designed, that is located just up the street from the Lightroom Studio. Additionally, I completed a checklist for certificate of occupancy at the Village Vets and went to a construction site to see the progress of the Hall Residence, where I got to witness first hand the interaction of the architect, client, and builder. A very complex group of people all working to accomplish a single goal, COMPLETION!!! All in all this summer has been incredibly fulfilling and I’m leaving with an extreme since of accomplisment of what I have achieved this summer. I have learned so much and I can only thank Bill and Lightroom for giving me this exceptional opportunity." Adam
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time interning at Lightroom Studio. I had the pleasure working side by side with two other interns, while simultaneously working on my own projects. I benefited from having an additional architecture intern to work alongside with and to collaborate with on ideas; I also learned a great deal from the graphic design intern, who opened my eyes to a different way of designing. Of all of the projects I worked on this summer the book publication was the focus of the majority of my summer’s work. The Sustainable Modern House is now with the publisher, and I anxiously await its release in spring 2009. The book has exposed me to many aspects of sustainable, modern residential architecture. I enjoyed reading through all the case studies that support the book’s text; I was inspired by many of these projects and will incorporate ideas I have learned into my own design work. In working on this project I was responsible for organizing all of the chapter text, arranging all of the case studies, following up with all contributing authors and architecture firms to obtain images that met the publication requirements, making sure all images and drawings were accompanied by an appropriate permission release, the art log and permissions excel files that document every image. The most challenging aspect of the book’s process was writing most of the 350 or so image captions; in order to write thorough, intellectual captions I had to learn as much about each project as I possibly could. The other main project I was involved in was the design development of the Waldron Residence. The renovation project taught to work with existing building conditions, an aspect not often taught in a studio setting. For this project I was required to visit the home and observe and measure the existing conditions. Based on these measurements I drew in AutoCad and SketchUp the home as it currently exists, and the new designs that I helped to develop. Learning what it is like to design when working with a budget was another new aspect of design that I have had little previous experience with. There were other smaller projects that I also worked on while I completing the other larger projects. I drew a new SketchUp model for an already completed project, the Beal’s Residence. The model consists of a massing of the home and its exterior surroundings. I worked with the other architectural intern on completing the first floor and second floor punch list for Village Vets prior to its opening. Perhaps the most pleasurable project was designing my own chair. As of now the chair only exists as hand sketches and a SketchUp model, but I look forward to building a physical model of it. The chair incorporates a built in table with an ottoman that tucks beneath. The ottoman can be used for both additional seating and storage space. Thank you for exposing me to many different functions of a modern architecture design studio. It has reaffirmed my desire to pursue a career in modern architecture upon graduating from school; I have also realized that residential architecture can be fun and challenging! Dana