Georgia Bizios brings over thirty years of experience to architectural design and planning projects. She founded Grant Bizios Architecture, formerly Bizios Architect, in 1990 and has continued a distinguished academic career. Georgia’s passion for design and education culminates in GBA’s approach to practice, which utilizes a highly participatory process combining discussion, research, analysis and specially developed tools that elicit in-depth knowledge and awareness of client and project specific needs. She believes the best designs create enduring value for building occupants, owners, users and their communities. As a professor of architecture at the College of Design at NC State University since 1986, her design, teaching and research interests include site, sustainability, user involvement and theories of place- making. She holds a master of architecture from the University of Oregon, a bachelor of architecture from the University of Minnesota, and a bachelor of arts from Colby College. She has served as an associate dean at both Tulane and NC State. She is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a Distinguished Professor of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.