Massey Martin is a full service design firm located in Savannah, Georgia. From large-scale construction, to smaller intimate repurposing of spaces, we assist our clients’ vision with a sensible and sophisticated approach to living comfortably in today’s world. Driven by classical precedents, our fresh design approach blends traditional practices with contemporary compositions. 


Jay Massey

Jay Massey has an incisive skill of foreseeing potential in the repurposing of spaces and reinvigorating design where it is often overlooked.

Trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, Massey’s early calling concentrated in preforming arts. Following his career in the music business in Los Angeles, Massey established a successful Real Estate Career in his hometown of Savannah, Georgia. His astute knowledge in real estate sales and development is a specialty that Massey Martin Design offers to all of our clients’ projects and their budgets. 

For over the past 15 years Jay Massey has continuously pioneered in numerous development projects, historic rehabilitations and restorations, collaborating with architects, land planners, investors, and builders.

Jay Massey’s talent in the creative arts incomparably merged with his achievements in design and development has yielded strong success in the products of Massey Martin. An encyclopedia of knowledge, Jay enjoys learning about the history of  project sites, the story of our clients and how these layers overall affect the services of Massey Martin’s thought forward designs.


James Martin

Throughout his life, James Martin has always been keenly in tune with the surrounding built environment. Years of travel observing architecture & design were recorded in numerous sketchbooks from early childhood. Prior to academic training, Martin was drawn to the design world, working along-side architects, designers, contractors, and landscapers on numerous projects. 

Martin obtained his undergraduate and masters' degree in Architecture and Historic Preservation from the Savannah College of Art & Design. Furthering his education, Martin participated in The University of Hawaii's symposium on Eastern architecture, and studied classical architecture with Cornell University in Rome.

Martin served as the Senior Associate for Franck & Lohsen Architects, a Washington, DC based firm, working on noteable residences and institutions across the globe. Working in preservation, Martin oversaw the exterior restoration of the Metropolitan Club of the City of Washington and historic buildings at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Martin previously served as a board member of the Metropolitan Club's building committee, as well as the Institute of Classical Art & Architecture’s Mid-Atlantic Chapter. James is a native of Washington, DC.