The UP Group/ Urban Purpose Design LLC is a full service residential design, interior design, and build service group. UP and all UP associates have all professional coverage including general and professional liability insurance and workers compensation. The UP Group brings complete professionalism to each and every project from conception to completion
David Hauser, Founder, Owner and Design Principal of Urban Purpose Design, has been a part of the building industry for over 10 years. David attended the Savannah College of Art and Design, receiving his BFA-Architecture and M-Arch with honors. After graduating from SCAD, David worked as principal designer and project manager for Whole House Studios for 5 years, having an integral role in high end residential projects from conception to completion.
Upon leaving Whole House Studios, David focused on the formulation and founding of Urban Purpose Design in Atlanta. David's wears many hats at Urban Purpose, from designer and business owner, to construction project manager. He thrives on a challenge and enjoys every aspect of the development, architecture, design, and construction industry.
Zane M Goodwin, Construction Principal with Urban Purpose Design, has been working in the real estate and development/construction industry for over 8 years. His experience ranges from acquisitions and development through custom high end residential construction.
As his interest would have it, building science is what drove and still to this day drives his passion. Redevelopment investments are no frills building, so Zane further continued to the home owner market where people care about sustainability, health, and building science. Zane went to the University of North Georgia for International Affairs with a focus on European Business and served in the Georgia Army National Guard Infantry for 8 years.
Nicole Davis, Architectural Consultant with Urban Purpose Design, graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with her M-Arch Degree summa cum laude in 2013 and was a member of the NAIA National Champions Women's swim team while studying at SCAD.
Nicole's work experience includes multifamily mixed use developments, luxury residential town homes , student housing and commercial retail spaces. This experience, combined with superior communication and design skills, has enabled her to work on many challenging projects throughout her career. Nicole received her architectural licence in 2018 and has been an active member in the local AIA chapter's Women in Architecture committee.
Along with her passion for architecture, Nicole is a member of the Hudson Architecture and Historic Board of Review and a Young Professionals Forum that helps the city better understand what the younger generations want from their local municipalities.
Michelle Mills, Interior Designer with Urban Purpose Design, has over 7 years’ experience in the design-build industry. Michelle has experience in both the residential and commercial sectors having worked for HDR Engineering, The Haskell Company, Ryland Home, KB Home and ME Davis Design.
Michelle’s design presentation to Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and the Georgia Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) for The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta Design Competition was awarded top ten finalist out of hundreds of entries.
A jack of many trades, Michelle’s varied experience also includes 2 years as a project manager for The Advantage Group and several years’ experience in consulting roles.
Michelle graduated from the University of North Florida receiving BBAs in Marketing and Business Management. Michelle is also bilingual in Spanish and English and a certified language interpreter.
Cindy Jiang, an architectural intern with Urban Purpose Design, graduated from the University of Washington with 4 year Bachelor's degree in June 2019, majoring in Architectural Design and minoring in Urban Ecological Design. She is bilingual in Mandarin and English.
Her work experience includes interning with high-rise residential projects and assisting to rebuild multi-family residential.
The interest in both architecture and landscape drives her pursuit in designing in a way of considering the natural environment and elements within the construction.