Who We Are

The firm principals, Garey Goff and Hank D’Antonio, have worked together since 1988, first as the Principals of the South Carolina office of NBBJ, and then as Goff D’Antonio Associates since 1991. The firm was created to continue the tradition of providing outstanding service, while emphasizing excellent design and sustainability, to create a valuable and lasting product for our clients and society.

Our goal is to accomplish our clients goals, to enhance their business performance, and to exceed their expectations. We value teamwork, responsive service, and enhanced communication to create outstanding design. Our priority always is to listen and respond to our clients needs. We work very hard to fully understand project requirements and design to meet those goals. Through this process, we create spaces that work and which create value for our clients.

We are totally involved in a project through every phase until completion as well as post occupancy and building management services. Members of our firm understand all aspect of design and construction. When this knowledge and creativity is combined with the advancement of CAD and building information modeling we are able to offer our clients a tremendous resource for architectural planning, design, and production.

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Team

R. Garey Goff

Principal, President
AIA, LEED AP

Henry D’Antonio, Jr

Principal
AIA

Brian W. Boone

Project Manager, Senior Associate
AIA

Anthony G. Giuliani

Project Manager, Senior Associate
AIA

Blane Hammerlund

Project Coordinator, Intern Architect

Karen Izzi

Administrative Assistant/ Office Manager

Karoline Wheeler

Project Designer/ Project Coordinator
LEED AP

Karen Windsor

Interior Designer
NCIDQ, LEED AP

Clark Batchelder

Project Coordinator, Intern Architect

Ryan T. Luczkowiak

Project Coordinator
AIA, LEED GA

What We Believe

Design Philosophy

We believe that outstanding architectural design achieves a balance between aesthetics, economy, and function. Excellent design balances and blends timelessness with sensitivity to place. We believe in design which is energy efficient, sustainable and environmentally sensitive.

Function

Functional design requires respect for user needs and an understanding of their operations and goals. The user must be involved in defining needs, and dialogue between user and designer must be ongoing. Our goal is to create spaces and environments which enhance our clients lives and their users’ performance.

Economy

To achieve value requires an understanding of costs, materials, and systems, and their appropriate uses. Partnering and collaboration with our consultants and contractors ensures the continuous involvement of cost and delivery specialists in the design process.

Aesthetics

To attain high aesthetic standards requires a sensitivity to the project location as well as an understanding of space, form, scale, and proportion. We have proven our ability to achieve high aesthetic standards by the quality of our built work.

What We Do (Services)

We provide complete planning, architectural, and interior design services for a wide range of projects.

  • Programming
  • Project Management
  • Conceptual Design
  • Schematic Design
  • Design Development
  • Construction Drawings
  • Project Specifications
  • Building Code and Life Safety Analysis
  • Bid Negotiation Assistance
  • Construction Administration
  • Post-Construction Services
  • Post-Occupancy Evaluate
  • Interior Design
  • Space Programming
  • Space Planning
  • Finish Selections
  • Existing Inventory
  • Furniture Selection
  • Furnishings Selection
  • Equipment Selection
  • Interior Signage/Graphics
  • Development Installation Services
  • Lighting Design
  • Land Use
  • Site Feasibility Studies
  • Master Planning
  • Urban Design
  • Parks and Recreation Design
  • Facilities Planning
  • Site Signage and Graphics
  • Site Selection Services
  • Project Feasibility Studies
  • Preliminary Site Planning
  • Cost Analysis/Budget
  • Development Programming/Space Analysis
  • ADA Compliance Surveys
  • Building Condition Analysis
  • Code/Zoning Research
  • LEED Consulting
  • LEED Documentation
  • LEED Commissioning

How We Work With You

Design Approach

Our firm is organized to deliver outstanding client service so as to create excellent architectural design. Our approach is highly interactive. Our clients, our staff, and our consultants work together to identify and address needs, generate options, and determine project direction.

To help us explore a building design from the inside and outside, we use both old and new technology, hand sketches and CAD to create options and study the effect of design decisions quickly.

Team Approach

Our approach is a focused, collaborative process that emphasizes dialogue between all participants. Solving problems, developing consensus, evaluating alternatives, and reviewing project phases are all part of this process. Our team approach ensures quality design that balances aesthetics, economy, and function.

We believe that listening is the key to good planning. We use meetings and interactive planning sessions to gather information and build consensus. Our planning recommendations are achievable goals based on a client’s specific and unique needs.

Proposed Project Approach

We work with you in ways that have been successful throughout our firm’s history. Our approach is organized to create a thoughtful, focused process based on a thorough understanding of user needs, the site and its context, and sound planning and design principles.

How We Achieve Quality

Commitment to Excellence

Fundamental to a successful project is the desire to be innovative while maintaining a commitment to produce architecture that is functional and appropriate to place and time. Quality is both a means and an end which we enforce from the start of our work through final construction.

Quality Control

We document project goals at the start of a project and continually check to ensure that we comply with our client’s design program, criteria, and standards.

We explore and prepare design alternatives and analyze their cost impact to assist us and our clients in selecting a design direction that is compatible with the project cost budget. We maintain a thorough and up-to-date understanding of all code and regulatory requirements.

Throughout the design and construction process, projects are coordinated through regular meetings with the client and the project team. Documentation is transmitted frequently to the client either physically or electronically for review and comment.

At the completion of each design phase and prior to submission, all documents and design concepts are reviewed in detail for quality control, both internally and with the client.

Where We Are Located

Our working environment is an open contemporary office space in a renovated historic warehouse in the upper King Street Design District. Our studio space, meeting rooms and resource areas foster creativity, collaboration and teamwork in a warm atmosphere.

Physical Address

34 Radcliffe St
Charleston, SC 29403

Telephone

+1 843.577.2163

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Recognition - Awards

  • Merit Award

    2017

    This award for Excellence in School Building and Design was awarded for the Mason Preparatory School - Lower School by the South Carolina Chapter of CEFPI.

  • AIA Charleston Award

    2016

    This award for New Construction was awarded for the Mason Preparatory School - Lower School by the AIA Charleston.

  • ABC 11th Annual Excellence in Construction Awards

    2012

    Dermatology and Laser Center of Charleston - Eagle Award

  • Merit Award

    2011

    This award for Excellence in School Building and Design was given for the Oakland Elementary School  by the South Carolina Chapter of CEFPI (The Council of Educational Facility Planners). Oakland Elementary school was completed in August of 2010.

    The Council of Educational Facility Planners (CEFPI) is a professional association whose sole mission is improving the places where children learn.

  • Merit Award

    2010

    This award for Excellence in School Building and Design was given for the Ashley Hall Media Center and Science Building by the South Carolina Chapter of CEFPI in association with Shepley Bulfinch.

  • Philip Trammell Shutze Awards

    2010

    This award for Urban Design was presented to the design team by The Southeast Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America for excellence in traditional and classical design for a Vision of Marion Square in association with Fairfax, Sammons & Partners.

  • Three Sisters Award

    2008

    This award was for the design of Factors Walk residential project in Charleston, South Carolina presented by the Committee to Save the City.

  • PACE Awards

    2004

    This was a Merit Historic Award for the historic renovation and adaptive reuse of Tiger Lily Florist at Spring and Ashley Streets in Charleston, South Carolina awarded by Charleston Regional Business Journal.

  • Carolopolis Award

    2004

    Award for renovation and adaptive reuse of 131 Spring Street presented to the firm by the Preservation Society of Charleston.

  • Lowcountry Design Award

    2003

    Merit Award for commercial renovation of 34 Radcliffe Street awarded by AIA/Charleston and Charleston Regional Business Journal.

  • Carolopolis Award

    2002

    The firm was presented a Carolopolis Award for the renovation and adaptive reuse of 34 Radcliffe Street awarded by the Preservation Society of Charleston.

  • Coastal Living Magazine

    2000

    One of 6 winners nationally of the Coastal Awards 2000, the firm’s design of the HarbourView Inn received the Award for Contextual Design.  This award recognized projects that were environmentally responsible.  The project was published nationally in the January-February 2000 issue of Coastal Living Magazine.

  • Three Sisters Awards

    2000

    This award was presented to Garey Goff and Hank D’Antonio in recognition of exemplary and unique contributions to the special character of Charleston for the HarbourView Inn, by the Committee to Save the City

  • Carolopolis Award

    1999

    The firm was presented with this award for HarbourView Inn by the Preservation Society for preservation and renovation of an historic property.

  • Historical Commission of (MET) Nashville

    1999

    For the renovation of J.C. Bradford Building in Nashville, Tennessee for outstanding efforts toward preservation of Davidson County architectural heritage.  (In association with Everton Oglesby Askew).

  • AIA People

    1998

    These awards for the HarbourView Inn, and Joseph P. Riley Baseball Park (in association with HOK Sports) were from the Charleston Chapter of the AIA for design, as selected by a committee of non-Architects.

  • Design for Transportation Honor Award

    1995

    Presented for the Visitors Reception and Transportation Center in Charleston, South Carolina by the U.S. Department of Transportation and National Endowment for the Arts.  (In association with NBBJ/Cooper Robertson Partners).

  • AIA Design Award

    1994

    An honor award by the South Carolina Chapter American Institute of Architects for the Charleston Visitor’s Center.  (In association with NBBJ/Cooper-Robertson Partners).

  • AIA Design Award

    1992

    Presented by the Charleston Chapter of American Institute of Architects for the Charleston Visitors Center. (In association with NBBJ/Cooper-Robertson Partners).

  • GSA Design Award

    1990

    A national award presented in Washington, DC by the Public Buildings Service, Washington, DC for the Hollings Judicial Center, Charleston, South Carolina.  The project was displayed in the National Building Museum for one month following the award ceremony. 

  • IBD Design Awards

    1989

    An award for interior design of MUSC Children’s Hospital/Interiors. Charleston, South Carolina (NBBJ/Goff-D’Antonio Associates).

  • Prestressed Concrete Institute Award

    1987

    An award for use of prestressed concrete on Parkshore Center Office Complex presented to Goff Associates.

Testimonials

 What Our Clients Say

We have been well pleased with the cooperative attitude and spirit. I appreciate the weekly telephone calls keeping me up to date on the progress of the project. Thank you for your attention to the little as well as the big details of the project.”
Gloria Theim
Trustee, Charleston Southern University
Goff D’Antonio was able to sheperd the design through the process and create a truly outstanding building on time and on budget. I have received many compliments praising the unique design.....I would consider every project that the firm has completed for us to be a success.”
E. David Grubbs, Jr.
Principal, Vanguard Development Group,LLC
They have always strived to be flexible,creative, willing to listen, and to incorporate the clients desires and needs into their design. They are team players and are very knowledgeable regarding all aspects of planning and design. The firm actively manages the schedule on projects and they give the work the attention it deserves with principal involvement throughout the process. They have a reputation for producing exceptional buildings.”
Fred Reinhard
Project Manager, City of Charleston Parks Department
We commend you for your excellent performance and wish to express our appreciation for your professional efforts and your cooperation throughout the project.”
Ken F. Palka
Head, Public Works Engineering Division, Department of the Navy
We have been well pleased with the cooperative attitude and spirit. I appreciate the weekly telephone calls keeping me up to date on the progress of the project. Thank you for your attention to the little as well as the big details of the project.”
Gloria Theim
Trustee, Charleston Southern University
Goff D’Antonio was able to sheperd the design through the process and create a truly outstanding building on time and on budget. I have received many compliments praising the unique design.....I would consider every project that the firm has completed for us to be a success.
E. David Grubbs, Jr.
E. David Grubbs, Jr. Principal, Vanguard Development Group,LLC
The Goff D’Antonio team not only did an excellent job modernizing each school but was able to tie these schools together into one cohesive campus that has become the center of this rural community. Goff D’Antonio is a client focused innovative design team that can give clients a lot of value for their capital budget.
William H. Lewis, PE
Chief Operating Officer for Capital Programs, Charleston County School District
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