About Us

Who we are

As a firm, we work to redefine the architect’s role to become a design leader, advocate and promoter for effective sustainable development practices. At Syntony Design Collaborative, LLC. we work to create fully integrated and sustainable design solutions for our clients. Syntony Design Collaborative focuses on taking “LEED Outside the Building Envelop” to create healthy buildings and communities. Through use of a “systems thinking” framework with a focus on the Quadruple Bottom Line, we leverage a project’s economic, environmental social and cultural resources. It is our hope to facilitate collaborative efforts on all levels to create more fully integrated, healthy and sustainable buildings and communities not only for the Atlanta metropolitan region but the nation.

Mission: To design healthy and integrated buildings for our urban communities that create a more sustainable future and transform lives.

Meet the Founder

Garfield L. Peart, MBA, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA

Garfield received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Howard University in 1995 and is a registered architect in the State of Georgia and Commonwealth of Virginia with 20 years of building design and urban planning experience.  He is a Lieutenant Colonel in United States Air Force Reserve with over 20 years of service.  He is also passionate about protecting our natural resources and is a certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate with U.S. Green Building Council and have a Masters of Business Administration in Sustainable Business with a concentration on Green Development. Garfield has over 20 years of experience with historic preservation in urban environments and specifically 10 years in the City of Atlanta. He is a current sitting Commissioner on the Atlanta Urban Design Commission which administers the codes and regulations for Atlanta’s designated historic structures and sites.

The Collaborative

In Greece the word “Syntonos” means being in harmony. The essence of Collaborative Design is synergy and harmony. Syntony has assembled a collaborative of like minded designers that share a common passion for stewardship of the integration of environment, economic and social goals into a culturally focused design solutions.
The Collaborative includes the following design firms:
Nexus Design Studios LLC
BILD Design Studio
Cole Hill
RLC Design
Wade Works Creative