NEW! – Design Forum

Have your home design, renovation, and building questions on hand for our Design Forum of landscape architects, interior designers, architects, and general contractors.

The Designer Forum is from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday of the Tour (12/11/10 and 12/12/10). The Forum will be held inside the Church of Our Savior at 1068 N. Highland (across N. Highland from the fire house).

Designer Forum Experts Include:

Mark Arnold
Mark Arnold, an Atlanta native, has lived in the Virginia Highland neighborhood since 1996, when he bought his grandmother’s 1930’s bungalow.  A graduate of Georgia Tech, he participated in a study abroad program where he spent his senior year in Paris and traveling throughout Europe. After graduating with his master’s degree in 1992, Mark worked at a local architectural firm where he was involved in a wide range of project types including historic preservation, adaptive reuse, ecclesiastical & educational facilities, country club design, and residential design.  Realizing his true passion was period residential design, Mark began his own architectural practice in 2005 and has since completed over several dozen projects in the neighborhoods of Inman Park, Virginia-Highlands, Morningside, Druid Hills, Decatur, Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Oak Grove, and Athens, Georgia.
Peter Frawley, RLA, ASLA Peter J. Frawley
Peter Frawley, RLA, ASLA, received his training in Environmental & Landscape Architectural design from Syracuse University and has been a practicing for over 30 years.  He has been responsible for landscape site work associated with over one thousand projects which include a variety of Residential, Commercial, Institutional and Civic design.His experience in Residential design and implementation is extensive, ranging from intimate city gardens to large scale estate master planning. Design work includes perennial gardens, pools, fountains, drives, walks, walls, foundation plantings, garden rooms, irrigation, patios, paths, formal gardens, lighting, bridges, play areas, firepits, fences, contemplative gardens, gazebos, arbors, kitchen gardens, seasonal gardens and themed gardens.
Jason Gregory
Jason Gregory, LEED-AP is a co-founder and principal of Leung Gregory Planning + Design, with over thirteen years of diverse professional practice in landscape architecure. Mr. Gregory has a wide-range of  design experience on complex and high-profile projects. He was a Senior Associate at EDAW, where he was a project manager for WaterSound Beach and Windmark Beach in North West Florida which included design from large scale master planning to detailed design for several single family homes, two of which were featured in Southern Accents magazine. He was also project manager for other locally significant projects including Atlanta Botanical Garden’s – Smithgall Woods Arboretum, Freedom Park, and various phases of Centenial Olympic Park.
Karen Hott
Interior Designer Karen Hott specializes in helping clients define their own style while taking cue from the natural environment. Projects may begin as a blank canvas or as an opportunity to breathe new life into an existing space by rearranging, refurbishing or simply reusing client-owned items in a new way.

Jim Terry – Capital City Contracting
Capital City Contracting is owned by Jim Terry, a local builder and resident of Virginia Highlands. We are a multi-trade service company including roofs, paint, drywall, siding, hardwoods, carpentry, etc… We also act as a general contractor for building and remodeling. Our goal is client satisfaction, we work hard to earn and retain your business.
Jenny Thomas Warner
J. Thomas Designs is a full service design company that works on residential and small commercial jobs.  Starting with architectural review and ending with the last toss pillow.  Jenny can help you with an entire build or can just help you freshen up a room.  J. Thomas Designs is committed to turning your house into a home.  With almost tens years of experience, Jenny presents you with wonderful ideas and design possibilities.  She will work with you to stay on budget and to love the home you live in.