About Us:

BLDGS is a full service architecture practice specializing in projects for public and private clients, higher education, and arts institutions.  The firm was founded by Principals David Yocum and Brian Bell in 2006. They have over thirty-six years of combined professional experience on nationally and internationally recognized projects.  BLDGS has won awards at the local, state, and national level for their design work.  In 2008, their work was profiled in the New York Times Sunday Magazine.

We are dedicated to the creation of inventive and enduring works of architecture and urban design. We believe that design excellence is achieved through an exceptionally detailed understanding of building form, inventive spatial organization, an economy of means, and material innovation and constructability. To each of our projects, in order to realize innovative design proposals, we bring sound project management, strategic use of financial resources, and excellence in construction administration.  We practice architecture for the long term; we are committed to producing progressive and sustainable buildings that will serve owners, users, and the general public for generations.



-Georgia AIA Honor Award, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center Renovation

-Georgia AIA Honor Design Award, Congregation Or Hadash Synagogue
-World Architecture Festival Finalist, Congregation Or Hadash Synagogue

-Archizinc Trophee, Special Mention, VMzinc Design Award, Ansley Glass House

-Georgia AIA Honor Design Award, Ansley Glass House
-Georgia AIA Honor Design Award, Florian-Hart Residence

-AIA Atlanta Emerging Voices, Firm Award and Installation

-Atlanta Urban Design Commission Award for Adaptive Re-use, Villa de Murph

-National AIA Small Project Design Award, Villa de Murph
-Georgia AIA Award of Merit, Whitespace Gallery


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