1/3/2017 | Posted at 1:10 pm

2017 Promotions

We are excited to announce GGLO’s newly promoted staff!  The talented leaders bring diverse and wide-ranging expertise which continue to help us further our firm’s growth and success in positively shaping the communities in which we work, live and play. #GGLOnext30

 

Jon Hall AIA, Sustainable Building Advisor, LEED AP® BD+C, Homes
Principal

Jon joined GGLO in 1995 and has been a leader for affordable housing, quality management, and sustainable design. He believes our most successful work integrates all three of these components to enrich our community. His work has spanned from housing to hospitality to retail and through all phases from concept to construction. As Quality Management Director, Jon has championed efforts to improve and streamline our processes and share lessons learned across all our design disciplines at GGLO. Leading our post occupancy evaluation efforts, he shares those lessons with our clients and colleagues as well.

 


Gerhard Mayer AIA, LEED AP®
Principal

Gerhard joined GGLO in November and is based in the Los Angeles office.  He brings extensive professional experience having lead his own firm, worked for the likes of Gensler and Frank Gehry and started several non-profit organizations. The former chair of the Los Angeles AIA’s Urban Design Committee, he is enthusiastic for urban design and placemaking.

Gerhard holds a professional degree from the Technical University of Vienna, and a Master or Architecture from Rensselaer in New York. He has designed and built large projects in America, Europe, Asia, and Africa and has abundant experience in all phases of architectural work, and enjoys challenges in whatever form they present themselves – be it to get approval for paradigm changing urban designs or solving technical challenges for some of the world’s most challenging design geometries. Through his work, Gerhard is always looking for catalytic opportunities to achieve a paradigm shift in society’s approach toward urban living; so that our best days will be ahead of us.


Amy Hartwell AIA, LEED AP® BD+C, Homes
Senior Associate

Amy’s experience with multi-family, mixed-use, and rehabilitation projects encompasses the full spectrum of design development, from initial project concept through construction administration. Her passion is working with clients to realize the value of their properties and she takes great pride in helping to improve a neighborhood’s fabric through quality development. She brings her project management expertise to the Los Angeles area having helped GGLO open its new location in Marina Del Rey this past November. So far she’s thoroughly enjoying the warm, sunny winter days and palm trees.

 


Kelley LeBlanc AIA, NCARB, LEED® Green Associate™
Senior Associate

Kelley believes in the powerful impact that our built environment invokes within every one of us. It is creating that unique sense of place at the human scale that drives her passion in architecture. As a Project Architect, she has a mind for detail and organization and takes great pride in a well documented, coordinated and quality set of project documents.

Kelley has over 16 years’ experience on a variety of project types including Multi-family and Mixed use developments, Hospitality and Affordable Housing. The combination of seeing things from both a creative perspective with an analytical and technical approach during all phases of design makes Kelley a valued member to any team.  Kelley joined GGLO in 2005.


Judd Eddy AIA, NCARB
Senior Associate

Joining GGLO in 2015, Judd brings strong project management expertise to the design of mixed-use projects. His ability to coordinate the creative process with the linear demands of project delivery has been invaluable in achieving successful results. Judd has worked both domestically and internationally, most predominately in the Middle East. His program and project management work includes vertical mixed-use projects, office, residential high-rise, retail centers, hotels, tenant office improvements, retail improvements and industrial projects.

 

 


Christine Harrington ASLA, LEED AP® BD+C
Senior Associate

Christine has served as project manager and lead landscape architect on numerous projects since joining GGLO in 2012. Christine applies her strong repertoire of skills and knowledge to designing parks, civic spaces, educational campuses, urban infill projects and spaces that feature public art.

With extensive experience in the public design process, Christine works among multi-cultural and multi-generational groups to build consensus around design. Christine is currently working on 624 Yale, a mixed-use project in South Lake Union; Seattle Civic Square, a high-rise, mixed-use project in downtown Seattle and Boise Civic Square in Boise, Idaho. Christine brings a high attention to detail, both in the office and out, serving her community through her seat on Seattle’s West Design Review Board overseeing South Lake Union, Queen Anne and Magnolia.


George Valdez AIA, LEED AP® BD+C
Senior Associate

George is a Chicagoan with over 19 years of experience in multi-family residential, commercial, higher education, office, and retail projects.  Joining GGLO in 2013, he has worked on both the Architecture and Interior Design side of numerous projects and is passionate about designing creative and functional environments for end-users that connect a building’s community, purpose and history.  A graduate of University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelors of Architecture, George is an active advocate for sustainability specifically with material transparency and healthy material selection in his designs.  George enjoys the versatility of Seattle’s environment offers, from the built urban core to the natural landscape.

 


Randa Morgan LEED AP® ID+C, IIDA, ASID
Associate

Randa’s passion for business, travel, and exploration stem from her experience managing a coffee shop in her home state of Colorado.  The blends of culture and community she experienced in this role spurred her to discover new places and adventures such as owning her own business. She holds a Bachelors of Applied Human Sciences in Construction Management and a Bachelor’s of Science in Interior Architecture from Colorado State University. Her eye for high design and expertise in custom detailing is just as valuable to the GGLO team as her passion for Interior Design.

Having completed projects in Aspen, California, the Hamptons, Portland, Florida, Seattle, and Switzerland, Randa has been able to cast her distinct personal design and aesthetic. Randa believes that good design is truly a tradition of fine things done well and not about trends.  She has the ability to activate and motivate teams to achieve the very best out of every project and that as a team it’s possible to accomplish more without working longer and for work to be fun!


Steve Kane AIA
Associate

Steve has lived and worked on both coasts as well as several places in-between, and brings his extensive world experience to the challenging projects here at GGLO. Steve attributes his love for design and building to his time spent with erector sets as a child, leading to a career of tackling complex problems with elegant solutions.

With over twenty years of experience in building, Steve has been able to accumulate a diverse range of project-type experience under his belt. From the (relatively) simple office design to the high-complexity of research labs and healthcare projects, Steve enjoys any sort of challenge.

 


Scott Schreffler AIA, LEED AP® BD+C
Associate

Architecture and design impacts the senses every day. Scott, as a veteran of the industry for 25 years strives to balance economy, ecology and aesthetics on a daily basis to enhance communities and the multi-family and mixed use projects he works on.  A husband for 19 years to Rachel and father to Eve and Soren, Scott spends his free time active in the community of Everett as a small-business owner –of which his wife and he run a bakery–, board member for the Arc of Snohomish County and a coach for Mukilteo 5th through 8th grade boys-youth lacrosse club.  An early LEED AP a licensed architect since 2012, Scott dedicates himself to healthful design and making an impact in everything he does.


Jessie Templeton LEED AP® BD+C
Associate

Jessie joined GGLO in 2012 and has worked on many multi-family, cohousing, and single-family projects.  Holding a Bachelor’s from Whitman College in Environmental Studies & Politics and a Master’s in Architecture from University of Oregon, she is focused on counteracting urban sprawl and poor planning degrading communities, local economies and the environment.  Jessie believes that architecture is an ideal tool to foster connectivity and a catalyst for healthy lifestyles and communities and it is her responsibility as an architect to thoughtfully design spaces which people spend most of their time, to ensure that those spaces enhance their quality of life. She is also passionate about GGLO’s collaborative relationships with clients and community partners to create successful and impactful design.


Alfredo Africa
Information Systems Manager

Alfredo joined GGLO in 2012 as a Systems Administrator but has been in the A/E/C industry for over 20 years where he started as a draftsman for a local architecture and engineering firm.  This experience, where he was essentially a one man AutoCAD and desktop help desk, helped him transition seamlessly to IT full-time.  Alfredo strives to provide all staff with quick and quality responses in the day to day, while trying to determine the most efficient processes and device and application support systems to keep up with the latest technology trends.  Having grown up in California, he is excited by GGLO’s expansion to Los Angeles and his ability to be able to visit , enjoy the weather and spend time with family and old friends.


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.