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Eugene Cox Dunwody, Jr.; AIA

Mr. Dunwody, Jr., graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture. He is registered to practice in the State of Georgia.


Mr. Dunwody, Jr. has been the lead designer of numerous projects including the Arts & Sciences Classroom at Central Georgia Technical College and the Crisp County Campus of South Georgia Technical Institute. 


He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is Past-President of the Middle Georgia Chapter.  He has been a Trustee and President of the Macon Heritage Foundation.  He has served as a Board Member of the Macon Arts Alliance and was Chairman of the Middle Georgia Cultural Plan Oversight Committee.  He is currently serving as a Director of the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce and President of the Cox Capitol Theatre.  In 2008, the Georgia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects awarded him their Bronze Medal for his work in historical restoration and preservation.

Robert Clinton Beeland; AIA, NCARB

Mr. Beeland attended Middle Georgia College and received an Associate of Science degree in Architecture from Southern Technical Institute.  He is registered to practice architecture in the State of Georgia and has a NCARB Certificate.  He joined the firm of W. Elliott Dunwody, Jr., Architect as a draftsman in 1963.  His ability and experience led to his becoming a job captain in 1966, a position he held until joining Dunwody and Company, Architects in 1968 as head of design and production, a position he maintains with the firm under its current name of Dunwody/Beeland, Architects, Inc.  


Mr. Beeland is a Past-President of the Middle Georgia Chapter of the AIA and is active in community affairs, having served as President of the Family Counseling Center, a Director of the Georgia Historical Society, a Trustee of the Macon Heritage Foundation, and former Trustee of The Hay House Museum.

Arielle Schlesinger; ASID, NCIDQ

Ms. Schlesinger graduated from the University of Alabama in 2007 with a Bachelors of Science in Interior Design and a Studio Art minor. During her undergraduate studies, she actively worked as a classroom/desktop support technician and system administrator for the University of Alabama’s C&BA Technology Group, which is responsible for maintaining the entire business school’s technology ranging from classroom audio and visual equipment to printers  and copiers to student, faculty, and the Dean’s computers.  She then attended New York School of Interior Design in the fall of 2007.  In June of 2008, Ms. Schlesinger joined Dunwody/Beeland Architects.  She specializes in the areas of interior design, Building Information Modeling, 2D drafting, graphic design, and technical support.  She also has experience in designing and specifying finishes for higher education, commercial, medical, hospitality, and residential spaces.  She is a registered Interior Designer in the State of Georgia.


Ms. Schlesinger is a professional member of American Society of Interior Designers and is a member of the following organizations based in Macon, GA: Historic Macon Foundation, Central Georgia Empowerment Fund, Tubman Museum, and The 567 Center.  She was the volunteer coordinator for Bike Walk Macon's Open Streets Macon 2021 and 2022 events, and she is a graduate of Leadership Macon’s Class of 2014.

J Clifton (Spud) Fordham, AIA Allied Member

Mr. Fordham graduated from Valdosta Technical Institute in 1987 in Drafting and Design.  While attending Valdosta Technical Institute He became an accomplished drafting and design student going on to compete in the Skills Competition and finishing second at the State level.  While pursuing his education, he worked for Charles Norris & Associates Architects. Upon completion of his degree, he remained with the firm for an additional 3 ½ years.   Afterwards, he worked with local contractors where he gained invaluable estimator and project management skills.  In 1994 he moved to Dublin, Georgia and began working with a Developer in Macon where he was the sole Design and Drafting Operator for all projects which included nursing homes and apartments. Mr. Fordham joined Dunwody/Beeland, Architects in 2001, and has become a key resource in the production of drawings on major projects.  


Mr. Fordham is a current member of the Freemasons in Georgia and serves as District Deputy for his sub-district.  He is also a member of the Traveling Men Motorcycle Riders Club where he is a Co-founder and charter member.  He was elected to the position of State President of all chapters.

Gary W Smith, AIA Allied Member

Mr. Smith graduated from Southern Technical Institute in 1981 with a Bachelors of Science in Architectural Engineering.  Upon graduation, Mr. Smith gained construction document experience from various jobs.  In 1990, Mr. Smith joined David Richardson Architect’s Firm where he gained extensive experience with single family, multi-family, and commercial projects.  In 1997 he and Davide Richardson joined Tibble & Richardson, where he started working on government building projects as well.  In 2003, he and David Richardson joined Dunwody/Beeland, Architects, Inc. where he worked on a variety of projects, including residential, apartments, hotels, and commercial development.  He specializes in construction detailing and producing construction documents.

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