Tvsdesign – Wikipedia

TVS is an architecture, planning, and interior design firm in Atlanta.[3]


Founded in 1968 by Bill Thompson, Tom Ventulett, and Ray Stainback, tvsdesign has designed several notable buildings in greater Atlanta and beyond throughout the years, including the Omni Coliseum and Complex, the Georgia Dome, the AT&T Promenade buildings, the CNN Center, the Concourse at Landmark Center in Sandy Springs, the Georgia Aquarium, the Georgia World Congress Center buildings, and the to-be-completed Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Also running offices in Chicago, Dubai and Shanghai, tvsdesign has designed several prominent buildings outside of Atlanta as well, including the Washington DC Convention Center, the Nanjing International Expo Center, the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, and the Vision Tower in Dubai.

In 2016, the firm named Janet Simpson its third president and first female president.[4]

Notable projects[edit]

Project Location Completed Principal architects Notes
Omni Coliseum Atlanta, Georgia 1972
Omni Complex Atlanta, Georgia 1976
Promenade II Atlanta, Georgia 1990 Foster Lynn
Concourse at Landmark Center Sandy Springs, Georgia 1991
Georgia Dome Atlanta, Georgia 1992
The Proscenium Atlanta, Georgia 2001
Georgia World Congress Center Atlanta, Georgia 1976, 1985, 1992, and 2002
Washington DC Convention Center Washington, D.C. 2003
Technology Square Atlanta, Georgia 2003 [5]
InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta, Georgia 2004 [6]
Atlantic Station Atlanta, Georgia 2005 Master plan
Georgia Aquarium Atlanta, Georgia 2005
McCormick Place Chicago, Illinois 1997 and 2007 Andrew McLean
Dubai Towers Dubai Dubai, U.A.E. Jay Thomson
Kevin Gordon
Planned but never built.
Cairo Festival City Cairo, Egypt 2008
The Arjaan by Rotana Dubai, U.A.E. 2008 David Brown [7]
Nanjing International Expo Center Nanjing, China 2008
Ocean Center Daytona Beach, Florida 2009 Andrew McLean
Kevin Gordon
Port of Spain International Waterfront Centre Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 2009
Sykes Chapel Tampa, Florida 2009 Bob Balke
Steven Clem
271 17th Street Atlanta, Georgia 2009
Duke Energy Center Charlotte, North Carolina 2010 David Brown
Pennsylvania Convention Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2011 [9]
Vision Tower Dubai, U.A.E. 2011 Jay Thomson [10]
Galaxy Mall Tianjin, China 2013 Mark Carter
Donna Childs
Music City Center Nashville, Tennessee 2013 Kevin Gordon
Washington Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C. 2014
College Football Hall of Fame Atlanta, Georgia 2014 Kevin Gordon [12]
Cobo Center Detroit, Michigan 2014 Andy McLean
Jay Thomson
Renovation including the COBO Arena
Mercedes-Benz Stadium Atlanta, Georgia 2017 (expected) Mark Carter
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground Atlanta, Georgia 2017 Mark Carter
Donna Childs
Rob O’Keefe
Mattress Firm Headquarters Houston, Texas 2016 Janet Simpson [13][14]


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