“I am inspired every day by the power and strength of the individuals I work with – both our HLGstudio team members, as well as our client and consultant partners – for the amazing accomplishments we’re able to achieve together. It’s a synergy I’ve never experienced anywhere else but here at HLGstudio.”
As one of the founding partners of HLGstudio, Shelly brings tremendous insight and leadership skills to her clients and team members. She is focused on design, strategic planning, research and development and the integration of best practices in the corporate workplace. Through her nearly 30 years of experience Shelly is able to capture and transform great ideas into spaces that will provide emotional connections and achieve tangible results for our clients. As a firm leader, Shelly has created an ambitious vision for HLGstudio – one that motivates every individual of the firm and fosters communication and collaboration.
I’m energized by: Refreshing myself with continuous learning – I recently received my Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design and am an adjunct professor at Brenau University.
I find inspiration through: Traveling. I love exploring new places and cultures – I’ve been lucky enough to visit so many different cultures – from Cuba and Morocco to Antarctica and China.
What I like most about this time in my life: Having the ability to be a mentor to others.
Bachelor of Interior Design, Louisiana State University Masters of Fine Arts in Interior Design, Brenau University
“I don’t use the word innovation casually. To me, it represents significant, positive change. It’s a highly customized, effective solution created to help propel growth and inspire adaptation in a rapidly evolving environment. What motivates me in a design challenge is to find these authentic resolutions —these flashes of brilliance – that will influence the project from that point forward.”
Roger is a Partner and Co-Founder of HLGstudio. He is a renowned pioneer in the field of workplace strategy and has 35 years of experience in corporate and commercial interior architectural design. At his very core, Roger is a design visionary and sustains a passion for developing both purpose and meaning in every design challenge. By working with HLGstudio, Roger is able to work more directly with clients – from a project’s inception through every phase of design, construction, final occupancy and beyond to study the benefits and impact of the overall design solutions.
If I wasn’t an Architect: I’d be a farmer. I embrace the idea of hard work leading to the production of something of value that has a sustaining impact on our world.
I’m most proud of: My family – as the father of four daughters and one son, I feel so lucky to have these incredible people in my life.
My favorite vacation so far was to: Paris, France. What made it so special to me was seeing my wife fall in love with such a beautiful, romantic place.
Bachelor of Art, Architecture, Auburn University Bachelor of Art, Interior Design, Auburn University Bachelor of Art, Environmental Design, Auburn University
“I think of design as an invaluable shared tool. I’m able to work far beyond the traditional boundaries of design to help uncover opportunities for enriching the overall experience of a client’s workplace like never before. And now, since people have more flexibility in choosing their workplace setting, the office has a heightened responsibility to reflect the spirit of an organization and bring people together to spark optimal performance.”
Matt’s interest in corporate design led him back to school to earn his MBA degree to more skillfully blend the art and science behind every project. His passion for gathering, interpreting and managing knowledge brings a deeper strategic focus to his clients while also providing greater understanding and insight into how strategic business drivers and brand identity translate to design within the built environment.
I find inspiration through: Watching my daughters play, explore, invent, discover and dream as part of their normal everyday life.
My non-design role model: Benjamin Franklin. In order to cultivate his character, he lived a life guided by 13 stated virtues and stayed true to his principles and ideals. Plus, he had his hand in a variety of interesting pursuits and passions and lived an incredibly rich, full life.
In my spare time: When I am not spending time with my family I enjoy exploring the north Georgia farmland and mountains on my motorcycle.
Master of Business Administration, University of Georgia
Bachelor of Design, University of Florida
Study Abroad, Vicenza Institute of Architecture, Italy