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GMSHAY Architects

The Gunn Meyerhoff Shay team is compiled of creative and diverse individuals who collaborate to make buildings that are innovative and progressive while remaining “of Savannah”. Our visionary and relentless culture is important for our collaborative design processes to result in thoughtful design.  We pride our selves on taking the  extra steps to deliver the highest quality product in every project. 

Every member of GMShay's team is composed of skilled technical and critical thinkers.  All team members are actively engaged in design conceptualization and remain proficient in the most current BIM software's. Because of our very inclusive design process and everyone’s diverse backgrounds, it is common for the office learn from each other's unique and wordly perspectives.  Gunn Meyerhoff Shay is truly a collaborative design studio.


“It has been a pleasure working with Mr. Shay and his firm over these many years and I look forward to future involvement and collaboration. His professionalism, excellent communication, and creative approach to out many projects has allowed us to offer a first class educational and sports experience for the Savannah community and all who visit our modern, beautiful campus.”

Fr. Frank Ziemkiewicz,
O.S.B, Headmaster of Benedictine Military School

GMSHAY Architects
Visionaries. Relentless. Local Experts. Leaders. Proven. Natural. 


Our Legacy

Gunn Meyerhoff Shay was founded in 1956 beginning with Bob Gunn and Eric Meyerhoff after they graduated together from the University of Florida. In 1996, Patrick Shay merged his firm of 15 years with Gunn And Meyerhoff Architects, becoming equal partners with Bob and Eric. Over the past 60 years, Gunn Meyerhoff Shay has grown steadily in its leadership and capacity.  



For over 50 years, Gunn Meyerhoff Shay has employed some of the best and brightest people in Savannah’s design community. Our firm combines the energy and enthusiasm of passionate, technically able and diverse designers with the wisdom of veteran architects and historic preservationists who have created a variety of wonderful places. Our highly collaborative office cultivates imagination — to create an environment where good ideas grow strong.  


​If you have a high level of commitment to professional excellence and are pursuing a career in architecture, historic preservation, urban design, or interior design, please contact us. Our team is comprised of people with passion for good work and ethical design.


The Oglethorpe Laboratory

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.

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Visionaries. Relentless. Local Experts. Leaders. Proven. Natural. 

Gunn Meyerhoff Shay Architects
1719A Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 232-1151

Mon-Fri: 8:30AM - 5:30PM

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