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who

         Partners in life and work Cara Cummins and Jose Tavel.

Working together on each project, two pairs of hands to create one vision.

Cara B. Cummins, AIA, NCARB

I was born in Washington D.C., and raise on a horse farm in the countryside of Virginia. After studying and working in Europe I arrived in Atlanta in 1997, inspired by the enthusiasm of the Olympic spirit. Experiencing the rise of the phoenix, understanding the potential of Atlanta, and believing  I could have a role in the future- I stayed. 

Partner, TaC studios 2001

Registered Architect: GA

American Institute of Architects,  member

National Council of Architectural Registrations Board

Bachelor of Architecture, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

Alpha Rho Chi Architectural Leadership Award

Harold Hill Memorial Scholarship

City of Decatur Design Awards, Crescent Moon , Restaurant, 2001.

Neel Reid Fellow, 2001 Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation (1st Recipient)

AIA Greenprints Project Award for ‘Green’ design 765 Residence~ 2012

AIA Greenprints Project Award for ‘Green’ design Ashley Street Residence~ 2011

AIA Greenprints Project Award for ‘Green’ design 575 Residence~ 2010

LEED Silver Residence, 765 East Avenue

AIA MERIT AWARD, Ashley Avenue Residence

 

 

 

Jose E. Tavel, AIA, NCARB

I was born in Havana, Cuba and moved to Atlanta, Georgia as a child. I have been in the Atlanta area ever since, attending Georgia Tech for undergraduate and graduate studies. I have always felt that all projects and clients benefit from and deserve good thoughtful design, regardless of the challenges or budgets.

 

Partner, TaC studios 2001

Registered Architect: GA, NC, SC, TN, VA

American Institute of Architects, member

National Council of Architectural Registrations Board

Bachelor of Science, Georgia Institute of Technology

Master of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology

Winner of SGF Graduate Design Competition

Georgia Emerging Professional Award 2001

Urban Design Commission Awards:

  • Copeland Hirthler Studios  (now Iconologic)
  • Urban Coffee Bungalow
  •  Nickiemoto’s

Atlanta Regional Commission 2011 Exceptional Merit for Adaptive Reuse,The Brickworks 

Open Hand Campus Design, LEED tracking 

Chattahoochee Hills Charter School, EarthCraft Gold Rated Commercial Project