We are excited to announce the promotion of several GGLOers in 2016. Every one of the team members listed here have made significant contributions to the success of the firm. GGLO’s expanding leadership signifies the firm’s growth, evolution and enhanced capacity to positively shape the communities in which we work, live and play.
Ted Panton AIA
Principal, Design Director
Ted joined GGLO in 2000 and became Design Director in 2013. He has extensive experience in community-based design with an emphasis in resolving complex programmatic, environmental and entitlement considerations. His work as an architect has made him a strong advocate for design solutions centered on urbanism, livability and user engagement.
Ted has been involved in the planning and design of numerous mixed-use urban infill projects in Seattle and Western Washington. He served as Chair of the Northwest Design Review Board in Seattle from 2009 through 2013. Inspired by design as a positive influence on health and well-being, Ted has collaborated with numerous groups including the New York-based Center for Active Design
Chris Dana AIA, LEED AP® BD+C
Chris strives to provide the highest level of client care possible. He has an eye for organization and efficient detailing that allows him to deliver projects that exceed the client’s expectations while staying within budget. Chris believes an architect needs to think like a builder to truly understand how buildings function together. Within the office, he is seen as a resource for Building Information Modelling (BIM) techniques and standards.
With 20 years of experience, Chris has worked on a diverse group of project types including corporate interiors, multi-family housing and higher education. Chris has been with GGLO for 8 years.
George Valdez AIA, LEED AP® BD+C
As part of the GGLO architecture and interiors group, George brings over 17 years of experience in a wide range of project types including multi-family residential, commercial, higher education, office and retail. He is particularly interested in developing creative and functional environments for end-users that simultaneously connect a building’s community, purpose, history and use.
George is a Chicagoan and graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago where he earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree. Before joining GGLO in 2013, he came west seeking a balance between an urban tempo and the natural beauty found in Seattle.
Daniel Ash AIA, LEED® Green Associate™
A graduate from Auburn University and an alumni of the prestigious Rural Studio, Daniel brings a special interest in vernacular architecture – embracing regionalism and cultural building traditions. He approaches all of his projects by understanding the building’s relationship to place. His hands-on construction experience gives him a unique perspective and informs his work in all phases of projects.
Daniel has a broad range of experience in residential architecture and has worked on everything from treehouses to skyscrapers. No matter the scale, he pursues his goal of infusing liveliness, thought and energy into the urban
environment at every chance. Daniel has been with GGLO since 2011.
Meaghan McDonald NCIDQ
Meaghan believes collaboration and a shared vision between all contributors creates the most successful, beautiful and memorable end-user experiences.
Trained as both an architect and as an interior designer, Meaghan promotes quality of design at the human scale through seamless, cross-disciplinary application of concept. Originally from Maine, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design in Massachusetts. Meaghan pursued her passion for exploration by moving west, living and working in Wyoming, California and Montana in high-end residential, education and hospitality. After receiving her Masters of Architecture from Montana State, she settled in Seattle, joining GGLO in 2011, and is passionate about hospitality and senior living design
David Marshall ASLA, LEED AP® Homes
David has always wanted to be in wild and natural places; a perfect lifestyle fit with his interest in landscape architecture. David earned his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Washington. From the deep forest to a bustling city plaza, he is fascinated by the great gestures and subtle details that make compelling spaces. His interest in the materials and methods of landscape architecture extend to details and construction techniques as well as the latest in furnishings and plant material.
Since joining GGLO in 2011, David has loved working with multi-disciplinary teams creating dynamic projects at GGLO. His favorite part of practicing landscape architecture is the opportunity to create environments that bring nature to people, and also designing places that bring people to nature.
Kim Aguilar Gregor
Manager of Library and Archival Services
As the Manager of Library and Archival Services, Kim is responsible for all aspects of GGLO’s internal reference and materials library, continuing education and professional development, project archives and digital asset management. Kim provides research services, assisting staff in using and learning how to apply the full range of resources available including various public and proprietary databases. Bringing a wealth of experience as a researcher, Kim’s broad understanding of corporate archives makes her a great fit for the GGLO library.
Kim has a Bachelor of Arts in US History from U.C. Berkeley and holds a Masters of Science in Information Resources Management (ALA accredited) from Syracuse University. She has been an instructor and faculty member at City University and the Lake Washington Institute of Technology where she taught information literacy to undergraduate and graduate students.
GGLO’s principals, associates and staff congratulate these talented members on their leadership and dedication. As our firm grows and new talent is added to our group, we will continue to explore ways in which we can bring the essence of community alive in each and every one of our projects.