lightroom is known for its exceptional award-winning design and for an approach based on a quiet and restrained rigor. we enjoy putting buildings together and the tectonics of elegant assembly and materiality. we have strong experience in the leadership of complex and inter-disciplinary project teams. our experience and commitment to meet the needs of our clients with clear, fresh and responsive work is meaningful. our staff are multi-talented architects, web and graphic designers and film makers. we have expertise in historic preservation, veterinary and medical clinics, successful websites and print media. we also design print and screen graphics, environments, interiors and buildings. we believe in strong ideas that create elegant, authentic and lasting identity.
we are a firm of strategists, designers and programmers who create strong and lasting interactions between brands and their audiences. each of us has a unique function and each of us support the studio as a whole. we encourage and challenge one another in an effort to create inspirational works. we are open to new methods, and ideas. our collaboration is unique and that great work is the result. we believe that architecture should engage the user and bring a meaningful understanding and vitality to experience. we are committed to conserving the environment and making intelligent use of our resources.
we believe design allows us to see a sustainable future. we are part of the 2030 initiative and the one percent solution. we are an integral part of our community and believe in giving back. we accomplish these efforts through our involvement with programs such as a statewide high school architectural design competition, we collaborate with aia atlanta on (see aiaatlanta.org), we conceived and help found breather, a design conference (see breather.org) and continuing outreach in reynoldtown where we have helped create a collaborative with spsu and students have constructed numerous award winning park projects.
dr. william j. carpenter, faia, is the founder and president of lightroom studio. he is a nationally recognized architect and educator. he has won numerous design awards and accolades for his teaching. he is a founder of lightroom, a nationally award winning design firm in decatur, georgia specializing in architecture and new media projects for commercial and residential clients. carpenter received the national acsa/aias educator of the year award in 2000 and the national young architects citation in 1997. he was elected as a fellow in the aia in 2000. he is also author of an important and well-regarded book; learning by building: design and construction in architectural education, wiley, 1997. his work has been published in southern living, atlanta homes and lifestyles, print magazine atlanta magazine and era april, 2006. he studied and worked for renowned architect and aia gold medalist samuel mockbee faia and new york architect norman jaffe faia known for his elegant buildings that respond to the landscape. after weeks of hard studying in the summer of 2009, bill became leed certified. when he doesn't have his nose to the drafting table, bill can be found hanging out with his two lovely daughters or trotting the globe in search of adventure.