Welcome to Gunn Meyerhoff Shay Architects.

Savannah’s leading professional design firm for over 50 years 

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Today, with the assistance of cutting-edge technology and a team of creative associates, GMSHAY Architects has positioned itself to provide leadership for generations to come. The firm has clients throughout Georgia including, but not limited to the Savannah Cultural Arts Center, Historic One West Victory, Homewood Suites on River Street, Villa Marie Master Plan, Benedictine Military School Master Plan, River Street Place, Savannah Health Department, Mulberry Inn, and the recently completed Alida Hotel for Rockbridge Hotels.

News and


Alida Hotel Voted Best Downtown Hotel by Connect Savannah 2021 

Historic Savannah Foundation Honors GMShay Designer and Preservationist

Savannah Morning News Op-Ed

Architect: Builders and designers must commit to green building to cut carbon emissions. 

Creative Opportunities Await at the Cultural Arts Center 

The Savannah Cultural Arts Center


The Savannah Cultural Arts Center


Forbes Magazine

Savannah's New Historic WaterfrontHotel Partners with SCAD - The Alida Hotel

GMShay is an Enterprise Green Community Certified Technician!

The Oglethorpe Laboratory is a gift from author Tom Wilson of The Oglethorpe Plan. Tom donated his research library of books, maps, papers and manifests to Gunn Meyerhoff Shay Architects to preserve it and make it available to those interested in making  sure that this grand master plan remains relevant to 21st Century architects, planners and preservationists. We welcome you to check out this laboratory as a place for practical research to gain an understanding and appreciation for what truths are behind “Savannah’s Squares” and its masterful urban design.