ATL Developments with Geoff Smith: An Interview with Lamar Wakefield
Host Geoff Smith speaks with Lamar Wakefield about mixed-use development, the background on planning and designing Avalon in Alpharetta, what makes The Battery at SunTrust Park different than Avalon, how demographics and psychographics influenced both these developments, and City of Refuge.
Lamar Wakefield, Wakefield Beasley & Associates
Lamar Wakefield is a Founder and a Principal with Wakefield Beasley & Associates. Wakefield Beasley & Associates (WBA), founded in 1980 by Richard Lamar Wakefield and John B. Beasley, Jr., offers high-quality design across a diversity of corporate capabilities, anchored by an unwavering commitment to providing exceptional client service. WBA is currently ranked among Atlanta’s top 25 architectural firms. Headquartered in Atlanta, with studios in Jacksonville and Orlando, Florida, Shanghai, China and Panama City, Panama, Wakefield Beasley & Associates has grown steadily over the years. WBA maintains a staff of talented professionals from 14 countries, including registered and LEED accredited professionals, and construction administration managers. Their team has executed the design of more than 3,000 architectural projects and 1,700 interior projects throughout the United States and six foreign countries. Ranging in size up to over 3 million square feet, these projects include both new and renovated facilities. Their diverse range of specialties include master planning, architecture, interior design, program management, construction management, furniture procurement and facilities management.
Geoff Smith, Host of “ATL Developments with Geoff Smith”
Geoff Smith is the host of “ATL Developments with Geoff Smith” and a mortgage banker with Assurance Financial. Possessed with a strong passion for helping his community, Geoff works closely with people and their families so they may live comfortably in fantastic homes and neighborhoods in the booming Atlanta area.
Geoff is an active member of his community serving on the Board of Directors of the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, as well as holding the position of chairman for the Chamber’s Education Committee. He is also Secretary of the Roswell Youth Baseball Association and coaches his sons in football, baseball and basketball. Geoff enjoys golf, camping and traveling with his wife and two sons. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia.