Gresham Smith’s corporate and urban design market renamed Life and Work Places

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New Market Name Reflects Expansion of Discipline and Transformation of Design

NASHVILLE, Tenn., September 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ –Gresham Smith is delighted to announce that the company’s Corporate + Urban Design Marketplace has been renamed Life and Work Places. This new name reflects how the practice of the firm has expanded following fundamental changes in the way people live, work and interact with each other in a post-pandemic world.

“Living and Working Places reflects an expansion, not a replacement, of our core practice and capabilities,” said Randy Gibson, chief strategy officer at Gresham Smith. “Although the name has changed to better reflect the current market situation, it represents our company’s ability to adapt to today’s fast-paced world while remaining focused on the success of our traditional customers.”

The Home and Workplace market includes over 100 people working in main studios in Atlanta, Charlotte, denver, Nashville and Tampa. The market has approximately 200 active projects across the country and has earned approximately $23 million of gross revenue in 2021. Focused on creating creative places at multiple scales, the group carries out increasingly diverse and complex projects by designing spaces where life, commerce and community come together.

“Our new name Life and Work Places communicates our purpose and commitment to customers in the future,” said the executive vice president of Life and Work Places. Don Reynolds, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, who led the name change. “Each individual and business entity is on the quest for their unique solution, and our designers essentially walk that journey with our clients and help them understand their real estate needs and opportunities.”

Market work in creating vibrant mixed-use, residential and work environments that connect communities and bring places to life is now complemented by a discipline dedicated to designing memorable spaces for student life. The scope of Life and Work Places expertise now reflects the following dedicated disciplines and practice leaders:

  • Mixed use: Directed by Rugel ChiribogaAIA, NCARB, LEED BD+C, the studio creates dynamic buildings and environments with projects such as Fifth + Broadway for Brookfield Properties, 222 Second Avenue for Hines and Nashville Yards for Southwest Value Partners and AEG.
  • Residential: Directed by Brandon BellAIA, the studio focuses on urban multi-family projects across the country for clients including GBT Realty, Lincoln Property Company and Mill Creek Residential Trust.
  • Workplace: Directed by Jack WeberIIDA, MCR, LEED AP, the studio delivers end-user environments through workplace design and strategy across a national portfolio of clients including Deloitte, Universal Music Group, Schneider Electric and Baker McKenzie.
  • Education and Research: Directed by Alyson Mandevilleour newest practice area is growing as a result of successful project engagements with the University of South Florida and Virginia Commonwealth Universityamong others.

To learn more about the Gresham Smith Home and Workplace Market, read our one-on-one conversation with Executive Vice President Don Reynolds.

About Gresham Smith:

Gresham Smith is a leading architecture, engineering and design firm with over $230 million of gross annual turnover and 25 offices across United States. The company provides comprehensive solutions for the built environment with a focus on the sectors of aviation, building engineering, healthcare, industry, land use planning, places life and work, transport, water and the environment. Our team of diligent designers, creative problem solvers, insightful planners and seasoned collaborators work closely with our clients to improve the cities and towns we call home. Consistently ranked among the “Best Places to Work”, we are committed to creating a culture that fosters diversity of experience combined with a common goal of genuine concern for each other, our partners and the outcome of our work. Learn more at GreshamSmith.com.

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