About us

We believe that innovative contemporary design can support and encourage community sustainability

Firm Profile

D.O.C. Unlimited is a design-build firm based in Athens, Georgia, which was incorporated in 1993. The firm is led by principles Carl Martin and Carol John, who trained as artist/designers in New York City through the 1980’s at the School of Visual Arts. Past work has included residences, an art cinema, office complexes, historic preservation and furniture. The firm avoids aesthetic typecasting, instead producing work that is both responsive to physical and cultural


surroundings and performance driven. This contrast of contemporary design solutions and techniques with a sensitivity to and celebration of site and context is what most defines D.O.C.’s work. The idea of community sustainability is important to the firm, and is most prominent in D.O.C.’s urban work. It is an idea that includes both quantitative performance considerations and a more holistic approach to the experiential aspects of built places.


Friends of The Trees Award
Community Tree Council

Best in Show Athens Holiday Parade
"Snowman Smiles" Float

Preservation Award / Athens Clarke County Heritage Foulndation
2001, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2012

Keep Athens Beautiful Award
Big City Bread Courtyard