Andrew Rutledge

Principal

As the founding partner of Office of Design, Andrew Rutledge shapes many of the guiding design principles of the firm from preservation to green building. Andrew believes that great Architecture should lift the spirit of those who experience it. With over 15 years of design and architectural experience Andrew is committed to shape the public realm of Architecture with buildings which are responsive and collaborative to their specific sense of culture and place. This passion for creating great projects begins in the early stages of design through the collaborative process of observation, communication and the analysis of context, program, and materials. Through sketching and open communication with the client he is able to obtain a clear understanding of the client’s needs and desires in correlation to context of the site to develop a design solution that is creative while maintaining a clear budget.

Education
Auburn University - Bachelor of Architecture, 1997
        Abroad: Auburn University European Architectural Studies, 1996
        Rural Studio: Auburn University, 1994: Haybale House - Samuel Mockbee

e-mail: andrew@officeofdesignarch.com

Danny England

Principal

Attracted to the translation of architecture from drawn artifact to constructed reality, co-founder, Danny England, focuses on material assemblies and detailing as a primary language of architecture. With 14 years of experience in design and construction, Danny has learned the value of using common materials in creative ways to create cost effective design solutions. Danny believes in providing the client with a design that is inspired, functional and financially responsible in order to meet project expectations. Complimenting his commitment to architecture as a profession, Danny takes great pride in serving as a design studio instructor and critic in the School of Architecture at Georgia Tech as well as the Department of Architecture at Kennesaw State University.

Education
Georgia Institute of Technology – Masters of Architecture, 2001
Georgia Institute of Technology – Bachelor of Architecture, 1999

e-mail: danny@officeofdesignarch.com

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Miles Shearron

Project Manager

Miles has lived about a dozen lifetimes in thirty some odd years. Hailing from just outside of Nashville he’s a born and bred Southerner who learned the value of hard work at an early age. And like all good Southerners, he loves barbeque, football, a good joke, an uncommon dog, a tall tale, and his mother. He believes that anything worth doing is worth doing right. He’s markedly passionate about life and spends the great majority of his time drawing, reading, eating, watching movies, travelling, eating, listening to music, socializing, playing with his dogs, telling stories, and eating.

He graduated from The University of Tennessee with a history degree and followed an innate fascination for making things (anything really) straight into the fast and furious tutelage of a do-it-all uncle who taught him, amongst other things, the right way to build buildings and the wrong way to nail your hands to a 2×4 (there’s really no right way). With nothing more than a box of pencils and a T-square in tow, he headed back to the University of Tennessee where he graduated (again) with a degree in architecture (finally!) With the proverbial stars aligned, he lit out for the territory ahead and landed squarely in the heart of the Peach State. The rest, as they say, is history.

Education
University of Tennessee - Masters of Architecture, 2010
University of Tennessee - Bachelor of Arts, 2003
        Abroad: Siena, Italy 2007; Florence, Italy 2008

e-mail: miles@officeofdesignarch.com

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tony beasman

Project Manager

Tony joined Office of Design in early 2018 with 10 years of experience in the fields of architecture and development.  He is a registered architect in Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina and holds a LEED AP BD+C accreditation.  Prior to architecture, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Master of Business from the University of South Florida.  After years of working in finance and management, he no longer could hold back his desire to create interesting and meaningful connections with the built environment.  This led Tony to pursue architecture at the University of Florida, where he earned his Master of Architecture.  Over the years he has built an appreciation that architecture is a dynamic, evolving field where the final tangible results impact people’s lives on a daily basis.  Through the evolution of his career he developed the belief that architecture is not only the design, but is the realized outcome and all of the points in between that must be achieved to both meet the client’s expectations and create something that is effective for its users.  When he is not in the office you can find Tony spending time with his wife and two kids, enjoying the outdoors, or doing anything related to cars.

Education
University of South Florida – Bachelor of Science, 2000
University of South Florida – Master of Business Administration, 2003
University of Florida – Master of Architecture, 2008

e-mail: tony@officeofdesignarch.com

MORGAN ELLINGTON

Interior Designer

Born and raised just outside of Atlanta, Morgan has a special attachment to the city. Atlanta serves as a huge influence in who she is and how she designs. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a love of technology, learning, and sustainability and tries to incorporate these elements into her professional practice. She brings imagination into her designs by creating special spatial moments and a thoughtful approach to how the space will function. Morgan loves having the opportunity to work directly with architects to ensure the project is cohesively designed, inside and out. She believes collaboration and coordination is essential to great design. 

Outside of the office, Morgan loves drinking a good cup of coffee, walking around the city,  baking, and sharing a delicious meal with friends and family.

Education
University of Georgia – Bachelor of Arts, Interior Design, 2012
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e-mail: morgan@officeofdesignarch.com

Tyler Allgood

Designer

Tyler holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Auburn University in her home state of Alabama. After three years of experience in design-build practice, she left the country for the city. She and her 100 pound black lab (Moe) joined Office of Design in 2015.

Tyler’s thought process is influenced by her experience and interests. She is well-traveled and brings her exposure to other cultures and places to her design work. She has an intense passion for the beauty of materials, the art of hands on “making” and a deep interest in how people will feel in and occupy a space. This tactile and empathetic design approach impacts and influences all of our work at Office of Design.  She is a detail oriented team player whose goal is always to exceed expectations and finish the job in a way that is pleasing to the client. 

While not in the office, Tyler enjoys being outside hiking with Moe, cooking a challenging recipe at home, or finding the newest spot to enjoy a cocktail on the beltline. 

Education
Auburn University - Bachelor of Architecture, 2012
        Abroad: University of Firenze 2010, European Studies

e-mail: tyler@officeofdesignarch.com

WILLIAM LENTJES

Designer

William is a designer entering into the field of architecture. He has received grants to
complete his studies in Florence, Paris, and New York, and his academic work has been
awarded by both AIA GA and the College of Architecture at KSU. He sees the potential for
architecture to revitalize and to heal - through sustainability, civic engagement, and
relationships. He finds meaning by appreciating the beauty of an individual, a scenic view,
or a shared meal.

Education
Kennesaw State University Bachelor of Architecture, 2017
        Abroad: European Council Study Abroad Paris, 2015; NYU Honors Scholar Studies in Florence, 2011

e-mail: william@officeofdesignarch.com