Our firm’s practice is based on the belief that good architecture is a collaborative effort. Clients, developers, artists, financers, design and technical consultants, and the architect create good buildings – and good buildings make good places.
We believe style should reflect the location, culture, and use of the building. Therefore, one style is not appropriate to every building and every place. We believe the job of the architect, through the entire process of making buildings, is to ensure success for the client. We believe in continuing past traditions of residential design while incorporating contemporary technical and cost-saving advances. We believe in making our buildings “home” for their residents, whether single or multi-family; affordable or market-rate; assisted living/nursing or student housing.
J. Marc Tolson, AIA
Marc has been with Arrive since its inception in 1998 as Galier.Tolson.French & Associates, winning numerous awards for excellence in design, most notably in the senior living market. Marc works hands-on within the firm actively designing and mastering each building’s design concept. He holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture from NC State and a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Florida. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is an active leader at First Baptist Church of Hurst.
William French, AAIA
William has been with Arrive since its inception in 1998 as Galier.Tolson.French & Associates, working with Marc for Peter Galier and Associates. William holds an Associate of Arts degree from Beloit College in Wisconsin, in addition to studying architecture at The University of Texas at Arlington. William oversees a team dedicated primarily to senior housing- designing Independent Living, Assisted Living & Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing facilities. He has affiliations with the Ft. Worth chapter of the AIA and is a LEED certified professional.
Bryan came to Arrive in 2005 bringing additional multi-family experience to the firm. Bryan holds a Bachelors of Architecture degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. He currently manages a multi-family team specializing in Urban, Mixed-Use projects, upscale Independent Living communities and for-sale condominiums. Bryan also has experience with sustainable design, successfully completing numerous LEED certified buildings, while winning numerous awards for excellence in design.
Kelly came to Arrive in 2012, after working in the finance industry with mortgages and commercial real estate. At Arrive, she is responsible for the day-to-day business operations, handling firm accounting, proposals, contracts, human resources and IT. Kelly has a Bachelor’s of Science in Information Technology from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Clayton joined Arrive in June of 2006 as an Intern Architect. He has since worked on numerous multi-family projects, ranging from Apartments and Student Housing to Assisted Living and Memory Care. Clayton attended The University of Texas at Arlington where he obtained a Bachelors and a Masters of Architecture. Prior to continuing his education, Clayton served 2 tours in the Persian Gulf with the United States Navy, a member of SEALs class 223. He currently oversees the Prototype Assisted Living & Memory Care team designing projects throughout the southern United States.
Josh joined Arrive in June of 2006 as an Intern Architect and has spent nearly 10 years in the multi-family market. He has experience ranging from Garden Style Apartments to Townhomes, to Mixed-Use podium buildings. He has both his Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Architecture from The University of Texas at Arlington. Currently, he manages a design team specializing in Garden Style Apartments, Townhomes, and upscale loft apartments.
Michael Fittz, AIA
Michael has been at Arrive since 2012. He holds a B.S. in Interior Design from Harding University and a Masters of Architecture from The University of Texas at Arlington. He has experience designing multi-family projects, as well as assisted living and memory care projects. He currently oversees a Prototype Assisted Living & Memory Care team designing projects across the U.S. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Texas Society of Architects.
The HUD Mortgage Insurance is one of the primary funding vehicles for new construction and rehabilitation projects. Arrive Architecture Group has seamlessly walked our clients through the entire HUD M.A.P. and LEAN process- from preparation of the Pre-Application exhibits to the Firm Commitment plans and specifications for underwriting. We have completed more than 20 HUD projects in the last 15 years. Due to our vast experience with many HUD Multi-family and HUB program centers, we are able to eliminate most road blocks developers typically encounter.