Design is personal.

I love to draw from the client’s imagination.  Whether it is a renovation or addition to a structure with multiple roof lines or a new build with clean lines on an empty lot, I work with the Client to find the best design solution for their project.

During my 9th grade humanities class, I fell in love with architecture.  Hearing about ancient structures like the Acropolis in Greece, the Parthenon and the Coliseum in Italy fascinated me.

Visiting cities like New York, Boston and San Francisco and then finally Rome, combined with my love of architecture history, made the decision to be an architect click.  Today, I’ve been practicing for almost three decades and continue to love designing new spaces and tackling artistic creative challenges.

There is never one solution.

My work background is a split between commercial firm experience (17 years) and being the owner of my own practice (13 years). I’ve been exposed to multiple project types and therefore varying design and construction practices.  I believe it’s my diversity of portfolio that allows me to bring new fresh concepts into the design equation.

Our Process

Turco McCarthy has been envisioning new spaces for Clients since 2009. Call me, Allyson, at 404.395.4569 to start the process. We first set up a no cost consult at your property to discuss the project.  Then I draft a scope of work proposal outlining anticipated services and corresponding fees.  With acceptance of the proposal, we set a start date to begin designing with you.

I am happy to share a resume upon request or visit my LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/allyson-mccarthy-aia-leed-ap-79b07a17/

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