Lee Garrard

Amy H. Garrard

Business Manager

Amy received her Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia’s school of Environmental Design in 1993. Amy chose a different tack in the pursuit of her career. Having parallel interests in business, Amy decided to work in the realm of residential and commercial development, and experience her field from the perspective of the developer. Over the years, Amy has built an expertise in managing large scale projects from the inception to completion.

Budgeting, cost estimating, permitting, and interfacing with Government Agencies have all fallen within her realm of experience, and Amy decided to put these skills to work for Medicine Wheel. She brings the perspective of the developer into the organization and this allows MedicineWheel to be even more conscious of the concerns of the private development community. It is rare to have this perspective represented in a design studio. We feel as if this gives us insight into what it must be like to be a developer. It keeps us from wasting time. It helps streamline the process. Amy helps us anticipate problems ahead of time and alleviate them before they arise. What this does for the developer is that it minimizes revision time, and keeps our clients from spending money on design that need not be spent.

In addition to assisting with the day to day operations of the studio, Amy also assumes the role of Business Manager within our company. Informed decision making, combined with creativity helps ensure that MedicineWheel remains strong, effective and competent.