It is literally true, but it also works as a metaphor: Godfrey designed the house he lives in. And as it happens, metaphor is integral to Godfrey’s approach to designing for his clients and the broader communities they serve. He attributes it in part to his cultural heritage, having spent his early childhood in Ghana, where forms are heavily imbued with symbolic meaning. By wrapping metaphors into the architectural design, he finds that his clients latch onto a deeper meaning in their environment and get more from the process than just a new building.
His portfolio represents special expertise in pediatric healthcare and higher-education facilities. He strives to make healthcare environments education and, conversely, to make learning environments healthy and collaborative. As a team leader, he draws everyone into the effort to heal and inspire through freedom of movement and expression.