Plan, Design, Innovate

Southern A&E, LLC is a full service architecture and engineering design firm specializing in educational, athletic and commercial design.



Since 1970, Southern A&E has proudly served the design needs of over 64 K-12 educational systems in Georgia. During that time we have completed: 108 new elementary schools, 64 new middle schools, 34 new high Schools and thousands of additions and renovations.

Athletic Design

The Athletic market has always been a staple of Southern A&E's design repertoire. We have a vast experience in athletic facilities including: gymnasiums, stadiums, synthetic turf fields, baseball and softball fields, hitting and pitching facilities, field houses, tracks, multi-pupose fields, and weight training facilities.


Commercial design continues to be a strong component of Southern A&E’s project mix. Over the company’s history, we have designed various commercial building types including office buildings, restaurants, churches and corporate headquarters. Southern A&E has focused on assembling a diverse team of competent designers, all with varied commercial experiences, capable of meeting the individual needs of our commercial clients.

Industrial Design

Southern A&E’s industrial building experience dates back to projects Denney Associates designed for Southwire Company in Carrollton, Georgia. Over the company’s history, we have grown and expanded our design capabilities in the industrial market. These projects include sub-stations for electrical cooperatives, studies and designs for manufacturing, repair, maintenance and storage facilities for varied users.

Southern A&E Mission

Southern A&E, LLC is dedicated to unsurpassed client service and value, delivered with honest communication and vision. Through education, leadership and accountability within each member of the Southern A&E family, we provide innovative and quality architectural and engineering solutions for our clients.

The Company:

Southern A&E, LLC is a full-service architecture and engineering design firm specializing in educational, athletic and commercial design. The primary focus here at Southern A&E is the complete satisfaction of each of our clients.  To achieve this goal, we encourage each of our employees to think like an owner/manager when dealing with a project of any size. This is an important trait that sets Southern A&E “a notch above the rest” in our highly competitive industry.

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Southern A&E History:

Southern A&E’s roots go back to 1970 when Roy L. Denney Jr. founded Denney Associates in Carrollton, Georgia. Though the firm initially focused on residential design, over the next decade, Mr. Denney expanded his repertoire to include master planning, commercial and educational design projects. During the 70’s and early 80’s, Denney Associates built a strong presence in the design of educational facilities in Georgia.

In 1983, Denney Associates joined Southern Engineering Company with Roy Denney becoming the Vice President in charge of Southern’ s architectural design business. Through the acquisition, the company began offering in-house engineering services.

In September 1998, the two principal architects, Roy Denney, Jr. and Ernest Varney, purchased Southern Engineering’s architecture and engineering business to form Southern A&E, LLC, an employee-owned company. Since then, the company has established itself as a leader in the design of facilities in the state of Georgia. Currently, Steve McCune serves as our CEO and Rebecca Kirk serves as President of Southern A&E.

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