Atlanta-Salcedo Sister City Program

Lead DesignerMaria Guerra-Stoll
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Prize(s)Honorable Mention
Entry Description

I consider my greatest achievement to be my firm’s involvement in the Atlanta - Salcedo Park in the Dominican Republic.

The park is in commemoration of three heroines who were killed by that country’s dictator. They fought for freedom and women rights. The day they were murdered is commemorated as the day for non violence for women. Their “underground” movement to free people of suppression and tyranny resulted in code names for the three sisters – Butterfly One, Two and Three.

My design featured a park with a children’s playground area and an amphitheater for the by performing artists and gatherings. The amphitheater is in the form of a butterfly taking flight giving reference and honor to the sisters and their code names. The park is part of the Atlanta-Salcedo Sister City Program and received recognition from the International Sister City Program Committee.


GSB Architects, Inc. is an award-winning Atlanta, GA based architectural and interior design firm providing exceptional services to the public and private sector domestically and internationally. Our team is comprised of highly qualified architects, interior designers, and LEED consultants, a highly qualified group of professionals providing services on all phases of projects, including furniture procurement, from inception of ideas to the built environment. We have the expertise to meet and exceed our clients' needs on any project type and scope.

Founded in 1998 by Maria Guerra-Stoll and William Barker, GSB Architects, Inc. is an award-winning Hispanic Female Business Enterprise.

Tapping into years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies, Guerra-Stoll, Barker and their staff possess extraordinary knowledge in the design, renovation, and construction of a wide variety of building types.

Together the individuals at GSB Architects, Inc. produce a synergy that yields a high level of competence and an in-depth understanding of complex and evolving technology. This extraordinary competence has resulted in the successful management of many complicated projects.