Susan Milton

Susan has a passion for making people feel welcome and inspired in their surroundings. Working closely with our Principal of Design, Susan leads May Architecture’s interior design practice. Her keen understanding of interior furniture and finish options, durability, and availability helps clients make informed choices. 

Prior to joining May Architecture, Susan spent nearly 10 years working with Emory University’s Interior Design Group in the Campus Services, Planning Design and Construction unit. Before Emory, Susan spent 5 years in furniture procurement with Ivan Allen. In addition to her professional expertise, clients appreciate Susan’s friendly demeanor and likeable personality.

Dawn Mixon Bennett

With nearly 30-years of professional practice, Dawn has extensive experience working with clients in hospitals, clinics, and academic medical centers to plan and implement complex healthcare projects across the country and around the world.

Dawn spends time listening carefully to facility managers and user groups to understand their current building’s operational and aesthetic challenges. Using this feedback as a guide, she initiates a collaborative process for helping clients develop a vision for their new facility. Throughout the design process and through construction completion, Dawn remains a client advocate, working hard to make sure the finished project reflects our client’s original intent.

Bill Alexander

With more than 40-years of healthcare-focused architectural practice, Bill is one of May Architecture’s ACHA board-certified Healthcare Architects. As a result, he is well-informed with current healthcare-related topics, delivery models and regulatory requirements.

Bill recognizes the importance of our long-term client relationships and, consequently, takes a hands-on approach with each of his projects. At project kick-off, Bill works directly with each client stakeholder group to establish project-specific goals and objectives. Maintaining open communication through regularly scheduled meetings, Bill oversees project implementation at each phase of development, and continues his support through field observation during construction, all the way through to ribbon-cutting.

Emily Marvel

Driven to improve healthcare facilities and delivery models, Emily’s creative problem-solving skills and analytical design approach result in spaces that are innovative and functional for medical professionals and inviting and comfortable for patients.

Clients appreciate that Emily blends her technical and design skills with a strong ability to build stakeholder consensus. She is committed to developing a customized collaborative process that is unique for each client and focused on that client’s specific project goals.

As one of May Architecture's two ACHA board-certified architects, Emily’s expertise addresses not only healthcare design best practices, but focuses on current healthcare regulations and process improvement as well.

Shelly Attila

Both a licensed architect and a registered interior designer, Shelly offers the extraordinary combination of excellent design eye and strong technical and coordination expertise. Shelly’s project experience ranges from higher education and healthcare, to hospitality and retail, and to high-level bio-containment facilities.

Regardless of the project type, Shelly’s clients appreciate her quick problem-solving, detailed responses, clear communication, and strong professionalism. As our Principal of Design, Shelly is responsible for overseeing the creative integrity of every project before it leaves the office - at every phase of design.

There is never a “one style fits all” approach. Shelly’s tenacity for client-focused design results in materials and form best suited to the individual project.

Jay Jenkins

Jay wears multiple hats for May Architecture. With degrees in Business Management and Building Construction, Jay is well-suited to manage the firm’s contracts, operations, and strategic planning, as well as frequently working directly with clients.

Prior to joining May Architecture, Jay was Capital Projects Director for Georgia Tech Campus Services. His extensive experience in planning and managing projects in both the higher education and private sectors has led to highly developed organizational, problem-solving, communication, and consensus building skills.

Gil May

May Architecture’s founder is the son of educators. His family’s love of learning nurtured Gil’s ever-present curiosity and desire for continuous improvement. Gil’s drive for combining both design and technical excellence sets the overall tone for the firm. With almost 30 years of professional experience across a broad variety of award-winning projects, Gil’s aptitude for communication and problem-solving skills are especially helpful within today’s fast-paced construction industry where immediate responses are required for complex issues.