Helen Davis Hatch, FAIA, Principal
Helen Davis Hatch, FAIA, began practicing architecture at Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates (tvsdesign) in 1973 and has had a distinguished career as an architect specializing in the design of hotels, resorts, convention centers and conference centers. She is considered the ambassador of the firm's civic responsibility in designing spaces into better places, particularly in urban contexts, and is focused on the global expansion of the firm.
After graduating from Agnes Scott College with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Helen received her Master of Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Helen is a Past-President of the Georgia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, has served on the AIA National Committee on Diversity in the Profession and currently serves on the AIA International Advisory Board. She has been elevated to Fellow in the AIA. Helen has been a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute and is a past chair the ULI Atlanta District Council. She served as Chair of the ULI Global Exchange Council and is a member of the Atlanta District Council Governance Committee.
Helen is a member of CoreNet and Commercial Real Estate Women. She has served as a member of the Alumni Council for Harvard Graduate School of Design, the Advisory Council for the Savannah College of Art and Design, and the Auburn University College of Architecture Advisory Council. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Hawaii School of Architecture and is a regular lecturer at Georgia Tech’s College of Architecture. Helen is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Global Commerce Council. She is on the Board of Directors of the Livable Communities Coalition and is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Women's Leadership Forum. She is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta.
Helen was appointed by Mayor Shirley Franklin to chair the Mayor's Walkable Atlanta Task Force which recently completed its charge to develop a vision and a comprehensive set of policy recommendations and strategies to make Atlanta a more walkable city. Mayor Franklin also appointed her to be a member of the Board of Directors of the BeltLine Partnership which is leading the effort to take portions of a largely dormant railroad loop within the City of Atlanta and develop an integrated network of urban greenspace around which Atlanta will grow for decades to come. Because of her leadership and achievements in her profession, Helen has been honored by Business to Business magazine as a Woman of Achievement and has been named Outstanding Alumna of Agnes Scott College.