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Our Mission
At Make3 we provide outstanding solutions for our clients and their communities by celebrating, developing, and leveraging the varied creative and intellectual talents of our team. Building on 20 years of excellence with Menefee+Winer Architects, Jim Winer and the Make3 team are committed to creating an enduring firm, whose service is built on collaboration, creativity, technical rigor, and environmental stewardship.

History
Make3 was started by Jim Winer in 2011 as an outgrowth of the firm formerly known as Menefee + Winer Architecture Planning and Design. In 1992, Jim was a founding principal and 50% shareholder of Menefee + Winer. Jim’s early experience includes working on religious, institutional, and custom residential projects as a design architect for the Atlanta firm Jova/Daniels/Busby and for the custom residential architect L. Ward Seymour.

Services and Type of Work
We provide excellence and imagination in design and all that is required to support its realization for projects of all sizes and types. Our work integrates the aspirations and goals of our clients with their specific context to find the right solution to their project and create a true sense of place. The creative and stylistic range and intensity and resolution of detail exhibited in our portfolio speak to how closely we work with ourclients and encourage their participation as co-creators. Our ability to successfully deliver a wide range of functional building types is proven, but we believe that to become a subject matter expert in a particular building type is detrimental to creativity, antithetical to finding the best solution for our clients, and leads to rote prototyping where one client’s project is like another’s.

Digital Tools
Make3 employs a solution based approach to technology. Utilizing advanced hardware, the latest Revit Modeling software, and the most current graphic presentation software, Make3 offers unparalleled client collaboration and project coordination services.

Sustainability
Make3 offers sustainability and LEED® expertise on all of our projects. Our office at 1075 Brady Avenue is Georgia’s first LEED-NC architecture office, earning a Silver rating.

Awards

  • Atlanta Urban Design Commission Awards: Award of Excellence – Georgia Tech North Avenue Dining Hall and Atlanta Botanical Garden Pedestrian Bridge; Historic Preservation Award of Excellence – Atlanta Biltmore, Spelman College Packard Hall, Spelman College Rockefeller Hall, and 135 Auburn Avenue; Adaptive Reuse Award of Excellence – The Adair Estate
  • Urban Land Institute Large Project Award
  • Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation Historic Restoration Award
  • Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Bath of the Year, Kitchen of the Year
  • Southern Accents & ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) Interior Design Outdoor Space Winner, Interior Design Bath Winner

LEED Focus
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Architecture
Building Programs
Building Assessements
Existing Conditions Documentation
As-Built Drawings
Feasibility Studies
Fundraising Presentation Documents
Consultant Selection and Management
Project Schedule and Budget Management
Schematic Design
Design Development
Construction Documents
Construction Professional Procurement
Construction Contract Administration
Construction Close-Out Documentation
Post Occupancy Review

Planning
Facilities Programming
Master Planning
Strategic Facilities Planning

Design
Finishes, Fixture and Furniture Selection and Procurement
Specialty Millwork
Furniture Design

Make3′s project lists by type:
Academic
Adaptive Re-use
Commercial
Residential
Sports & Rec
BIM Projects
LEED Projects