St. Luke Presbyterian Church
“As with many church projects our needs were many and diverse. GSSTJ church planners were able to transform our complex list of needs into a building program, and then generate straightforward solutions within our space and budget constraints. Years after completion, our expanded campus continues to perform well for our ministries.”

— Roby Price, St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church

Spivey Hall, Morrow GA
“Spivey Hall is to music what light is to painting.”
This timeless quote by the late Robert Shaw appeared in a commemorative publication celebrating the hall’s First Five Years (1991-1996).                                                      

— Robert Shaw// Rein Pirn

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Coweta County Library, Newnan GA
“Having worked with you (Joe) and the Gardner Spencer Smith Tench and Jarbeau team on the design and construction management of two public library facilities over the past few years has been professionally rewarding. Your firm proved a consistent high level of service and professionalism. Your attention to project details, budget and timelines has met all our expectations. The expertise and skills that you bring to the project team has contributed to the success of our projects.”

— Barbara Osborne-Harris, Director of Libraries, Coweta County Library System

Westlake High School, Atlanta GA
“Regardless of the project size and scope, we have been consistently pleased with GSST&J’s work. Their designs for our facilities have shown an architectural flair while still adhering to the requirements of our Educational Specifications.”
John F. Smith, Director of Design and Construction, Parsons
“Their design of Westlake High School received such high accolades from the industry, as well as the community, school, administration and their peers; it is now used as a high school prototype design for Fulton County Schools.”

— Annette W. Miles, Design Manager, Parsons


Atlanta Speech School, Atlanta GA
“As a staff, we always discuss our ability to be successful with children when we are totally invested in their well-being, then parents recognize that investment, and the trust is formed that makes a child’s progress self-fulfilling. My highest compliment is that Gardner, Spencer has evidenced just such an investment in the mission and people of the School in every phase of their work here and the product of their labors makes this investment self-evident.”

—Comer Yates, Executive Director, Atlanta Speech School

Georgia Perimeter College
“Having worked with you on a number of projects over the past few years, our facilities office has been very pleased with the high level of service that you have provided. Your attention to project details, budget and timelines has met all of our expectations. The expertise and skills that you bring to the project team has contributed to the success of our projects.”

— Todd A. Cook, Assistant Director, Planning & Projects, Georgia Perimeter College


Rialto, Atlanta GA
“I want a place where people can feel comfortable in boots or in a tuxedo”  

— Dr. Richard Kohler, Director Emeritus, GSU School of Music

Seigakuin Atlanta International School
“From our very first meeting until today, you have shown outstanding professionalism, in depth knowledge and expertise, infinite patience with unending requests and a willingness to spend time negotiating favorable prices on every little item on our behalf.

— Sumiko Tomizawa, Former Principal, Seigakuin Atlanta International School



Sandy Springs Christian Church
“When I was the Senior Minister at Sandy Springs Christian Church, Atlanta, Georgia (1994-2003) the congregation began a capital improvement effort. We hired Joe’s architectural company. That was one of the easiest and wisest decisions that church has ever made. Joe’s approach was beyond thorough. He interviewed congregational lay leaders, attended Sunday morning worship services and met many times with the design committee. He was more than an architect; he was our partner in this very important project. During that work Joe demonstrated theological skill, congregational understanding and organizational expertise. I’m sure he has worked on larger and more expensive efforts but he treated us like his most important client.”

— Dr. R. Glen Miles, Senior Minister, Country Club Christian Church