G+G Architects Exhibition at SPSU

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Current G+G residential design work is concerned with new construction, adaptive re-use and historic preservation.

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Michael Gamble is an associate professor of architecture in the College of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology and a partner in the firm G+G Architects in Atlanta, Georgia. Gamble joined the faculty full time in 2000 and teaches required courses at the graduate and undergraduate level in architectural design and construction detailing, and offers seminars on architecture/urbanism, public space, and typology.

Gamble's design research operates at a variety of scales, from object to urban design. Current work is focused on the rehabilitation or retrofit of residual urban and greyfield sites in relation to suburban expansion. Through studio teaching, writing and drawing, Gamble's research is focused upon ambiguous social and public spaces along suburban corridors such as super-blocks, commercial strips, parking lots, brown-fields. These sites are chosen to force speculation on the relationship between public policy and community design. The hypothesis is that revised relationships between interconnectivity, parking, mixed use density and public transportation are needed to produce healthier environments at the local and regional scale. This research has received grants from the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development, the National Endowments of the Arts, and received First Prize for Research in an international competition sponsored by the Environmental Design and Research Association. Gamble has recently published essays on the design of the public realm in the Bauhaus journal Medium Architecture: Transitions in Architectural Discourse, and Harvard Design Magazine (with W. Jude Leblanc).

Gamble and Gamble Architects has received regional and national recognition for their built work, including the American Institute of Architects Atlanta Chapter Emerging Voice Award; the American Institute of Architects Georgia Chapter Merit Award as well an Atlanta Chapter Honor and Merit Award. G+G's work has been exhibited in numerous regional shows and cited in a variety of local and regional magazines. In September of 2006, G+G won first place in the Sustainable House Competition sponsored by Southface Energy Institute, Kendada Fund and Charis Community Housing.

Gamble received the Bachelor of Architecture from Auburn University in 1989, a Master of Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1990, and a Master of Design Studies with Distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1996.


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