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.

 

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.

 

working environment

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.



Our Culture

  • Team oriented

  • Professional

  • Flexible

  • Creative

  • Committed to outstanding design

  • Committed to sustainable design

We Offer

  • An outstanding work environment

  • Design opportunities

  • Continuing eduction programming

  • Mentoring

  • State of the art technology

  • Challenging diverse projects

  • Outstanding compensation and benefits

  • Office social and athletic events



 

how we achieve quality

Commitment to Quality
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 analysis of 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.

 

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 principals.