David Yocum, AIA, Principal
Yocum received a Master of Architecture from Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College with majors in History and Studio Art, where he was awarded a James B. Reynolds Fellowship. Prior to founding the firm, he was a Senior Project Architect for 9 years with Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects in Atlanta. He is a Professor of Practice in Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology College of Architecture, where he has taught graduate and undergraduate design studios since 2006. Yocum is a Registered Architect in Georgia, and with Brian Bell, he leads all design and management aspects of the firm. Download resume.
Brian Bell, AIA, Principal
Bell received a Master of Architecture from Harvard University, where he was a John E. Thayer Scholar, and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Washington in Seattle. Prior to founding the firm, he taught and trained in Seattle, Rome, Boston, and Atlanta, concluding as a Senior Project Architect with Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects. He is a Professor of Practice in Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology College of Architecture, where he has taught graduate and undergraduate design studios since 2008. Bell is a Registered Architect in Georgia, and with David Yocum, he leads all design and management aspects of the firm. Download resume.
Scott Berger, RA, Associate
Scott, a native Atlantan, earned a Masters of Architecture from Tulane University. Scott also completed his undergraduate studies at Tulane, receiving a Bachelors of Architecture and a Bachelors of Art with a focus on religious studies. During his time in New Orleans, Scott collaborated on design-build projects with URBANbuild, Make it Right, and the Tulane City Center. Scott spent time studying in Asia and the Middle East before returning to Atlanta.
Leeland McPhail, Associate
Leeland attended Georgia Institute of Technology, where he was awarded the Alpha Rohe Chi Medal. Leaving his native Atlanta in 2010 to attended Yale University School of Architecture, he edited Retrospecta, the school’s yearly publication, and graduated as the Frederick C. Bland Scholar in 2014. While working with the Brooklyn office Bernheimer Architecture, he was project designer on a 300,000 sq. ft. affordable and senior housing project in New York, as well as a community library in Ghana. Leeland’s work has been published and exhibited internationally.
Former Team Members
Joanna Bidani, Jason Hoeft, Knox Jolly, Yifan Li, Rock MacDaniel, David Moore,James Murray, Atreya Safari, Patricia Samartzis, Gabriela Semeco, Jennifer Smith,Shota Vashakmadze, Matt Weaver, Luke Wilkinson, Emily Wirt