Garfield L. Peart, MBA, AIA, NOMA, LEED Green Assoc.
Garfield Peart is the Director of Civil Engineering, Twenty-Second Air Force, Air Force Reserve Command, overseeing the facility design, programming, funding and asset management.  He is a registered architect in the State of Virginia.  A career project manager and architect for both the public and private sector, he has personally developed, managed and negotiated over $600 million dollars in federal, state, domestic and international design as well as construction, and maintenance projects.  He is a Lieutenant Colonel with the Air Force Reserves.  He received his Bachelor of Architecture Degree at Howard University in Washington, DC, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree in Sustainability Business with a concentration in Green Development from Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon. 

Garfield is passionate about protecting our natural resources while ensuring the availability of those resources for future generations. He uses his architectural design, project management, sustainable business practice and military leadership skills to address long-standing development and building design issues in our communities.  Garfield hopes to facilitate collaborative efforts on all levels to create more fully integrated, healthy and sustainable buildings and communities not only for the Atlanta metropolitan region but the nation. 

Garfield also has a passion for youth and education advocacy, leadership development, the creative arts, and diversity. He has extensive experience with organizing, administering and facilitating professional and educational organizations for more than 18 years.  Garfield is co-founder and past Chairman of the Board for The Atlanta Center for Creative Inquiry (ACCI), Inc., an educational non-profit organization started in 2004 that is dedicated to the education of high school youth through development of their creativity and design abilities. Garfield’s honors include the 2012 Ford Freedom Unsung Heroes Award, by the Ford Motor Company and Atlanta Center for Civil and Human Rights, for his positive impact on his community and ability to enlighten and inspire others. He was also featured In 2002 Atlanta Journal Constitution article, “Up Close: Garfield Peart”; an effort that recognizes Atlanta’s up and coming business people. 

Mr. Peart was recently recognized as 2013 NOMA Member of the Year at the annual conference in Indianapolis, IN.