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Goodwyn Mills Cawood relocates Savannah office to historic downtown building

February 26, 2024 · Announcements

GMC Savannah office

Local architecture and engineering firm Goodwyn Mills Cawood (GMC) is starting off the new year with a new office for its Savannah team. The office is at 114 Barnard Street in the heart of Savannah’s historic district.

”We are really excited to be settling into our new office space,” said GMC Vice President and Savannah Office Leader Ed DiTommaso, AICP, GISP. “Finding a suitable location downtown was an important part of our search. Many of us on the team started our careers working in the historic district of Savannah and have worked downtown ever since. It would be hard to imagine working anywhere else.”

The relocation will allow for GMC’s continued growth in Savannah and provide the team with a more collaborative working environment.

Located just a few streets over from GMC’s former Savannah office, the new space sits on Telfair Square, one of the first park squares planned by General James Oglethorpe when the city was established in the 1700s.

Originally built in the late 1800s, the property is characteristic of 1890s Savannah architecture. The building is surrounded by numerous restaurants and local retailers near Broughton Street and Ellis Square and within walking distance of the Central Financial District (Johnson Square). Savannah City Hall, the Chatham County Courthouse, and the Board of Education are just blocks away as well.

GMC Savannah is excited to move into the newly renovated space, designed by GMC, which features a more open design that will enhance creativity and collaboration among the team. The upgrades give the office a new, fresh feel while highlighting the building’s historic character. Simple finishes in the refurbished reception area allow the exposed rafters and the partially legible murals on worn brick walls to tell the story of the building. In addition to those upgrades, the removal of an awkwardly placed wall now brings maximum daylight into the large space to create an area for collaboration, as well as hosting social and educational events.

GMC first established its presence in Savannah with the acquisition of Ecological Planning Group in 2018. Since then, the firm has continued to grow and expand its services and presence in the area. Currently, their team is working on local projects including Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools’ Pulaski K-8 School, which will extend a current elementary school into a school for elementary and middle school students; CenterPoint Industrial City Gardens, Savannah’s newest distribution facility; and stormwater projects with cities across Chatham County. The team also recently completed local projects including comprehensive land use plans for Richmond Hill, Pembroke and Bryan County, along with Bryan County’s DeVaul Henderson Park in Richmond Hill.

The new office address is 114 Barnard Street, Suite 2B, Savannah, Georgia 31401.

About Goodwyn Mills Cawood

Goodwyn Mills Cawood (GMC) is one of the largest architecture and engineering firms in the Southeast. Whether designing schools, parks, hospitals and other commercial developments, or providing clean water, safe streets and restoring resilient environments, GMC takes great pride in serving our communities through the transformative work we do. Every project is guided by the foundational concept that communities are built by people, not companies, and we strive to serve our communities with quality, integrity, creativity and care. One of the Southeast’s most comprehensive multi-disciplined firms, GMC is equipped to provide all the services associated with architecture, interior design, civil engineering, environmental services, landscape architecture, planning, transportation engineering, geotechnical engineering, electrical engineering, surveying and disaster recovery. For more information, visit www.gmcnetwork.com.