JOHN WIELANDProject Developer
John Wieland has devoted over 40 years to building compelling homes in Atlanta and four other Southeast cities as the founder and CEO of John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods. With his retirement from his legacy company, and after more than 30,000 happy homeowners, his focus now is on high end boutique neighborhoods that are urban - walkable – refined. Certainly One Museum Place is all of these.
The initial concept for One Museum Place, after John purchased the land and derelict buildings across from the High Museum from the Woodruff Arts Center nine years ago, was for a two tower elegant condominium by the acclaimed British Architect, Sir David Chipperfield. Fortunately that building, thanks to the real estate recession, never was started.
John has been able to continue to control the land and is now able to relaunch One Museum Place in a more relevant, more affordable and more intimate format. Partnering with condominium expert Randy Shields, a world class team of building architect, landscape architect and general contractor have been assembled to create what John knows is going to be the premiere condominium residence in Atlanta, both in design and location. Only the lucky few will be able to enjoy One Museum Place as both a home and an investment.
RANDY SHIELDSProject Developer
Randy Shields has over 20 years of experience in the design, development and construction industry, having worked on various types of projects including housing, cultural, hospitality and commercial office developments with a focus on condominiums and landmark cultural projects. He has held positions with several leading real estate investment and development firms including Jones Lang LaSalle and Starwood Capital. Most recently, he managed the real estate holdings and development activities for a Saudi family office while based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Randy has both a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Architecture from Clemson University and served as Project Architect/Project Manager in the offices of I.M. Pei and Richard Meier and Partners on several major commissions. He also worked in the offices of Renzo Piano in Genoa Italy, and served as Project Architect for the Kansai International Airport, managing the design team from the Genoa office.
Randy’s partnership with John Wieland in relaunching One Museum Place has its roots in their collaboration on the recent expansion of the High Museum of Art where Randy served as Owner’s representative on the expansion working closely with John in his role as chair of the High Museum’s building committee.
MACK SCOGIN & MERRILL ELAMBuilding Architects
Mack Scogin is a principal in the firm of Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the Kajima Professor in the Practice of Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design where he was the Chairman of the Department of Architecture from 1990 to 1995. Merrill Elam is a principal in the firm of Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects, Inc. In Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to her practice she lectures and teaches frequently, having served as a Visiting Critic at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and SCI-ARC, Southern California Institute of Architecture; as the Louis Henri Sullivan Research Professor of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago; the William Henry Bishop Visiting Professor of Architectural Design at Yale University and the Harry S. Shure Visiting Professor in Architecture at the University of Virginia. Together, they received the 2012 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Architecture, the 2011 Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1995 Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a 1996 Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design, the 2006 Boston Society of Architects Harleston Parker Medal and a 2008 Honorary Fellowship in the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
Projects by Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects have received numerous design awards including seven National American Institute of Architects Awards of Excellence. Their work has been widely featured in popular and academic publications on architecture including the 1992 Rizzoli publication, Scogin Elam and Bray: Critical Architecture/Architectural Criticism, the 1999 University of Michigan publication Mack & Merrill and the 2005 Princeton Architectural Press publication Mack Scogin Merrill Elam: Knowlton Hall. Their work has been exhibited at many museums and galleries including: Museum of Modern Art; Walker Art Center; Wexner Center for the Arts; Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, Spain; Deutches Architektur Museum in Frankfurt, Germany; and the Global Architecture Gallery in Tokyo, Japan.
Recent projects include the new United States Federal Courthouse in Austin, Texas; the Common Spaces Feasibility Study for Harvard University Cambridge Campus; Ernie Davis Hall at Syracuse University; the Yale University Health Services Center; the Gates Center for Computer Science and Hillman Center for Future Generation Technologies at Carnegie Mellon University; master planning services for the Lower Don Lands for Waterfront Toronto in Toronto, Canada; the Carroll A. Campbell Jr. Graduate Engineering Center at Clemson University; the Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center and Davis Garage for Wellesley College; the Knowlton School of Architecture for The Ohio State University; the Jean Gray Hargrove Music Library for the University of California at Berkeley; the Herman Miller Cherokee Operations Facility in Canton, Georgia; the Zhongkai Sheshan Villas in Shanghai, China; and various projects for Tishman Speyer Properties in Hyderabad, India; New York, New York; Atlanta, Georgia and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
LORI RIGGSInterior Designer
Lori Riggs is a 20-year veteran of the new home design and building industries with specialized expertise in lighting design. An experienced expert in a diverse range of new home features, finishes and products, Lori is an invaluable partner for homeowners in selecting the right details to provide the perfect aesthetic and functional fit for their lifestyle.
Lori was instrumental in the founding and growth of JW Specialties, a John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods Support Company specialized in lighting design, lighting and plumbing fixtures and home technology. Subsequently, she oversaw product selection and purchasing not only for JW Specialties but also for Cabinetcraft Custom Cabinetry and Qualitycraft, a supplier of windows and other construction components. In 2013, Lori was named Vice President of Customer Experience for John Wieland’s JW Collection where she designed and created the company’s first Design Studio. In addition to her role as One Museum Place Design Studio Manager, she continues to oversee all interior design and product offerings for JW Collection.
Lori is an American Lighting Association Certified Lighting Consultant and holds a bachelor of science from Georgia Southern University.
SHEILA MEYER, CMCA® and AMS®Property Manager
Community Association Manager
Sheila Meyer brings over 15 years of luxury condominium management and real estate sales experience to One Museum Place. In her role as the on-site property manager, Sheila is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and managing all staff and vendors to ensure a high level of service is delivered to all residents and their guests.
Prior to joining the FirstService Residential team, Sheila managed a large mixed-use high-rise in Midtown as well as a boutique co-op condominium in Buckhead. Her experience in luxury real estate with Beacham & Company as well as her strong background in operations are reflected in her dedication to residential hospitality and solution-driven mindset.
Sheila has extensive experience in strategic planning, contract negotiation, large capital project coordination, water mitigation programming, standard operating procedure implementation, financial expertise and vendor management. A consummate detail-oriented professional, she takes pride in her ability to enhance the property and lifestyle of residents in the community she serves. Sheila holds a bachelor’s degree from Sonoma State University. She is a licensed real estate broker in Georgia and holds designations as a Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA®) and an Association Management Specialist (AMS®).
BRASFIELD & GORRIEBuilding Construction
SCOTT KEELER & MITCHELL TROTTERBuilding Construction
GARY HILDERBRANDLandscape Architect
Gary Hilderbrand is founding principal, with Douglas Reed, of the award-winning Cambridge landscape architecture practice Reed Hilderbrand. He currently leads the firm’s work at Duke University and at The Clark Art Institute, whose transformed 140-acre campus will debut this summer after a decade-long collaboration with Reed Hilderbrand.
Gary Hilderbrand holds degrees from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he received the Charles Eliot Traveling Fellowship. He is currently Professor in Practice at Harvard, where he has taught since 1990. He was elected as a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects in 2001 and is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome. His personal works of photo-collage have been exhibited at the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum, Sotheby’s New York, Harvard University, and the Boston University Art Gallery.
SUSAN STAINBACKLandscape Architect
Susan Stainback is owner and principal of Sylvatica Studio, a leading landscape architecture and ecological planning firm in Atlanta. Their projects elevate the essential character of a place and support natural and social systems, encompassing gardens, pocket parks and greenspaces for public and private associations in urban and natural settings. She serves on the Midtown Alliance EcoDistrict Advisory Council, the Society for Ecological Restoration International - Southeast Board, and the South Fork Conservancy Board. With a BLA in Environmental Design from the University of Georgia and a MLA from Harvard University, Stainback worked for ten years in Boston for well-established landscape architecture firms before returning to Atlanta.
Susan’s professional work illustrates her seasoned understanding of interwoven ecosystems, habitat restoration and design work at the private, community, municipal and regional level. Her work has proved influential, substantially benefitting natural and social environments in Atlanta and the greater Southeast.