— Firm —
G&HA is a small and women-owned nationally recognized architecture, interior design, and planning firm founded in 1965 in Richmond, Virginia. We are a firm of over 50 architects, interior designers, historic preservationists, and supporting staff. The firm of nearly 60 architects, interior designers, historic preservationists, and supporting staff, maintains a diverse and integrated portfolio demonstrating expertise in numerous market areas, including Higher Education, Cultural, Civic, Hospitality, and Residential. Clients are provided with comprehensive services whether projects involve new buildings, additions to buildings, renovations, or adaptive reuse.
Our firm is a leading practitioner of contextual design that is inspired by the specific culture, history and surroundings of a given community or place. We share our passion for excellence in architecture planning with our clients through a collaborative design process, aspiring to achieve design solutions that are both beautiful and practical. Throughout the history of the firm, we have cultivated an architectural aesthetic that is based on clarity, invention and resonance. We seek to design buildings and spaces that link themselves to the traditions of other buildings and places, reaching out to the past, the present and even touching the future.
— Focus —
Our firm regards architecture as the art of serving the highest and best aspirations of people. It is the most conspicuous and useful of all the arts, and the most complicated and enduring. From start to finish, success involves working with the broad range of people from owners who have a direct interest and the general public whom the project will affect even when it will serve a private purpose.
In each of our projects we seek to enhance the lives of those who will use our projects by improving any place where we will build anew or modify what exists. For this we work closely with clients and with the builders, public officials, and others who are involved in every project. Together we can assist in building an elegant and valuable city and an inspiring and beneficial countryside.
We are stewards of the places where we live and build and of the natural world that furnishes us the things we need for building. Sustainability is a constant priority, and so are beauty and the aspiration for a just outcome of our work for all of those who are involved in bringing a project to completion.
— Services —
TO BE EFFECTIVE STEWARDS of their clients’ vision and budget, G&HA has developed a refined and participatory design process for projects across all markets and offers a complete slate of services including Architecture, Historic Preservation, Planning, Interior Design, Adaptive Reuse, and Feasibility Studies.
Great buildings go beyond the requirements of functionality, responsiveness and cliché aesthetics. Great buildings address the full human condition – cerebral, emotional, even spiritual – and are expressive of the human aspirations that inspire them, resonant with the traditions of their culture while translating and re-interpreting them for future generations. Therefore we strive to create context-specific designs that fit seamlessly into the cultural milieu of a given community or place while creatively addressing the functional needs of the end users. To best arrive at a shared understanding of the values that support a curatorial role to place-making, we employ a collaborative process that involves the client, the stakeholders and the various disciplines in a dynamic exchange of ideas and concepts. We pursue an architectural aesthetic that is based upon clarity, invention and resonance. We seek designs that link themselves to the long traditions of timeless buildings and places, reaching out to the past, the present, and even the future.
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G&HA is known for its profound commitment to and experience in historic preservation and restoration. Founder Jim Glavé was instrumental in saving many historic buildings in Richmond’s core and his influential work has led to five decades of participation in projects involving historic preservation and adaptive reuse, including more than a dozen National Historic Landmark properties and numerous facilities associated with Landmark properties or districts. G&HA’s staff includes architectural historians and architectural preservationists. The firm has completed numerous Certified Historic Rehabilitation projects, successfully earning Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits to help fund many of them.
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G&HA views planning, whether campus master plans, urban design plans, neighborhood developments or other planning initiatives, as a natural extension of our philosophical approach to design. We believe buildings are always seen in context and as such should contribute to the overall enhancement of a precinct, community or place. Planning is the synthesis of design elements involving natural and constructed resources – bringing together landscape designs, sustainability initiatives, building guidelines and economic parameters to establish a framework for places people enjoy. Our experience involves planning for resilient and sustainable connections to neighborhoods, cities, and regions. Cultural sites and educational institutions are shaped for lasting impact, and public and private spaces are shaped to enhance public discourse and the vitality of a place, regardless of location or scale of the project. Strong ties to architecture and preservation are paramount. The planning professionals on staff are leaders in their knowledge and implementation of Smart Growth and LEED principles and serve to uphold the firm’s legacy of renewal and rehabilitation as a civic duty.
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In the places we love, architecture and interior design are woven together in a seamless and integrated fashion. Our interior designers, who are multi-faceted experts in their field, partner with clients and the architectural team to provide a completely interfaced and exacting program. From conceptual development to management to execution, the interior design for every project places emphasis on functional planning and discernment of how environments affect and influence the people who use them. Numerous projects have garnered media attention as well as local, regional, and national awards.
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Along with planning and preservation strategies, Adaptive Reuse offers opportunities for conservation and creative thinking both architecturally and technically. G&HA has deep-rooted experience with adaptive reuse projects at every scale, and is known for addressing the unique architectural, preservation, and environmental challenges that accompany such projects.
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Feasibility Studies are an opportunity to carefully evaluate the alignment of programmatic needs, site and building potential, (and assessment of existing structures where relevant) and required resources early in the process of determining whether a potential project can achieve desired results. G&HA excels at a common sense approach to defining and clarifying the scope, range, and cost of proposed projects. The team works with stakeholders to create, analyze, and evaluate alternative options and deftly guide decision-making towards a course of action and desired outcome.
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— Leadership —
G&HA BELIEVES strong, principle-focused leadership is essential if we are going to advance our mission of bringing the true, good and beautiful to bear in the design of good projects that serve our clients and our generation well. Leadership is collaborative at G&HA, comprised of key talented individuals – Senior Principals, Principals, the Directors of our Studios, and the Directors of Operations and Human Resources, Marketing, Quality and Technology. These personnel, noted below, are deeply experienced in the industry as well as in their specialty areas. They are not only designers and leaders, but serve as mentors and teachers in the office, within their studios, in the classroom, and in their communities. Collectively, they share a vision of creating great designs that elevate the human spirit.
Lori S. Garrett, FAIA, LEED Green Associate
President, Senior Principal
Intrigued by architecture from an early age, Lori Garrett studied math and art at Messiah College in preparation to pursuing her graduate degree in architecture at the University of Virginia. Since then, her career in architecture, which spans nearly 30 years of high-level work on a range of building typologies, has led her to a number of leadership and mentoring positions, particularly in advocacy for women and minorities, and for young practitioners and students. Formerly a founding principal at Smith Garrett Architects in Charlottesville, Virginia, she joined Glavé & Holmes Architecture (G&HA) as an Associate in 2003 and was named a Director shortly thereafter.
An accomplished architect, her work has elevated the architecture of higher education through its focus on context, sensitivity to mission, and celebration of campus heritage. Her deep-rooted values of collaboration and stewardship of culture and resources guide her as she instills timeless quality, economic efficiency, and environmental sustainability in every project.
Lori credits much of her projects’ success to visionary clients, talented coworkers, and industry colleagues. “I enjoy bringing order and beauty to the disparate components of a project entrusted to us by our clients,” she says. “The program elements, the architectural form and imagery, the site and its relationship to the surrounding context, the schedule and budget provide opportunities and challenges. It is rewarding to work as a team to craft solutions of enduring quality.”
Since 2007, when Lori became G&HA’s first female owner in the firm’s 50-year history, she and her fellow partners and directors have steadily built the firm from 28 to nearly 70 employees. Lori’s experience and influence make her a sought-after speaker, panelist, and moderator at industry conferences. She also participates in design juries across the nation, and has received national, regional, and local design awards.
When not working, she loves to be with her family, traveling the world, and watching college basketball.
Master of Architecture, University of Virginia, 1986
Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics and Art, Messiah College, 1983
PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS
- American Institute of Architects, College of Fellows
- Green Building Certification Institute
- Industry Coalition Working Group
- Branch Museum of Architecture & Design, Board of Trustees, 2014 – 17
- American Institute of Architects, Diversity and Inclusion Council, 2014 – 17
- Virginia Women in Design, Leadership Committee, 2010 – present
- Richmond Women in Design, Founder, 2010; Co-Chair, 2015
- AIA Virginia, President, 2012; Secretary, 2009 – 10
- Society for College and University Planning, 2006 – 15
- SCUP Planning Academy, 2014 – 15
- SCUP Mid-Atlantic Regional Council, 2007 – 10
- AIA Virginia, Award for Distinguished Achievement, 2014
- AIA Richmond, Marcellus Wright Jr. Award, 2014
- Virginia Lawyers Media, Influential Women of Virginia, 2014
- American Institute of Architects, Athena Leadership Award, 2010
H. Randolph Holmes, Jr., FAIA
“As architects, we have a significant responsibility to both our clients and to the built environment. Architecture is a far reaching enterprise; therefore, we work diligently toward excellence because we recognize its impact. For me, and for our extraordinary team, our work is our calling – and our joy. We love what we do and we passionately strive – together and with our clients – to be good stewards of the important elements of design in every aspect of our process. By this we believe we garner respect from our clients and bring something of value to the communities we serve.” —Randy Holmes
Randy Holmes is a Senior Principal at Glavé & Holmes Architecture (G&HA), an award-winning studio-based firm of nearly 70 architects, interior designers, historians, and supporting staff that specializes in civic, commercial, community, cultural, higher education, hospitality, and residential projects nationwide. In addition to his leadership of the firm, Randy’s own expertise is in the design, renovation, and adaptive reuse of historic buildings or projects in unique settings.
Randy’s commitment to G&HA began in 1990 after a nearly a decade of post-graduate work with Jaquelin T. Robertson’s eponymous firm, which had an office in Charlottesville, Virginia. As Randy reflects, “My experience with Jaque Robertson deeply connected the practice of architecture to planning, landscape, interiors, and theory. He was my first mentor. Subsequently, when I was hired by what was then called Glavé Newman Anderson Architects, Jim Glavé, with his civic-minded vision and nurturing spirit, became my second great influence.” Randy credits both men for imbuing in him the leadership and relational qualities necessary to run a firm, and he says, “Ultimately, the real legacy is not about buildings, it’s about people. Our work must enhance and respond to the human condition.”
Several prominent G&HA accomplishments, such as Christopher Newport University’s new campus buildings and master plan; William Smith Morton Library at Union Presbyterian Seminary; the Morven Carriage Museum; and buildings on the campuses of the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, the Jamestown Settlement, and at historical Colonial Williamsburg serve as abiding examples of Randy’s design excellence and contextual understanding.
Randy notes, “Architecture has truly been a vocation, not just an occupation. My mentors, colleagues, and clients provide constant reinforcement both for what can be accomplished when people have a common goal and for my love of design. I draw inspiration from historic places such as Charleston, Savannah, Washington or Rome, together with new developments such as Kentlands I’on – places where history, community, landscape, architecture and interiors all come together to craft an environment that inspires. These models, and many others, become a comprehensive standard that I hold for all our work, from the modest to the most complex.”
Randy is originally from South Hill, Virginia and attended the University of Virginia for both his bachelor and master degrees in architecture. He is licensed in Virginia and the Carolinas and has received recognition from Architectural Digest, the Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects, and American School & University among others. He regularly speaks about the importance of architecture at conferences and other venues throughout the country.
Master of Architecture, University of Virginia, 1982
Bachelor of Science, Architecture, University of Virginia, 1979
Virginia Association of Museums, Anne Brownson Award for Exceptional Service to the Virginia Museum Community, 2015
AIA Virginia, Award for Distinguished Achievement, 2013
AIA Virginia, FitzGibbon Architecture Firm Award, 1999
Andrew B. Moore, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CDT
Senior Principal & Director of the Urban Architecture Studio
As Senior Principal, founder and Director of the Urban Architecture Studio, Andrew seeks to create buildings and places that enhance community life in the public realm. “As architects,” writes Andrew, “it isn’t enough to simply satisfy the needs of the immediate users of a building, as important as that may be. We have a responsibility to take the long view and to create civitas – that nexus of the built environment and public life in this most public and permanent of arts. The space between our buildings is just as important as the buildings themselves.”
After a gap year of traveling in Europe and working for a custom furniture builder, Andrew decided that his path led to a degree in architecture from Virginia Tech. Andrew began his career with Glavé Newman Anderson (now Glavé & Holmes Architecture) under the tutelage of Pete Anderson and Jim Glavé. Following this introduction to the profession, Andrew spent the next decade in a number of Richmond-based firms and gained extensive experience working on commercial, industrial, healthcare, aviation, and residential projects along with a brief sojourn in museum exhibit design. Returning to G&HA in 2004, Andrew has spent the second half of his career, along with his colleagues in the Urban Architecture Studio, continuing the legacy of Jim Glavé and his love for the city.
Andrew is licensed to practice architecture in Virginia, Delaware, Wisconsin, and California and is an accredited professional in the United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) system. Andrew was a founding Board member of the Storefront for Community Design and the former President of the Partnership for Smarter Growth. Currently, Andrew serves as the Vice Chair of Richmond’s Commission for Architectural Review, Chair of the Capitol Square Preservation Council, and as a member of the Management Committee of the Urban Land Institute, Virginia Council. He is a frequent speaker on topics related to urbanism, Smart Growth, and design.
When not working or spending time with his wife and three daughters, Andrew enjoys sketching as a way to slow down, see the world around him and hone the time-honored discipline of drawing.
PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS
- American Institute of Architects
- Urban Land Institute
- Congress of the New Urbanism
- Capitol Square Preservation Council
- Commission for Architectural Review, City of Richmond
Bachelor of Architecture, Virginia Tech, 1994
Steven P. Blashfield, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Senior Principal & Director of Cultural Studio
Steven Blashfield, Senior Principal and Director of the Cultural Studio, joined Glavé & Holmes Architecture (G&HA) in 2009. A specialist in historic preservation, he leads a team of talented architects who are responsible for museums, historic sites, and ecclesiastical buildings.
Although Steven grew up in Gainesville, Florida, he has lived all over the United States. He attended Clemson University where he received his undergraduate degree in architecture before traveling west to the University of Oregon. While there he completed two Master degrees, one in Architecture and the other in Historic Preservation. He also attended the certificate program for Historic Preservation at the University of Florida’s Preservation Institute: Nantucket. Ever since, Steven’s own working philosophy is firmly grounded in historic preservation and sustainability.
Before arriving in Virginia, Steven spent twelve years living and working on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts where he was involved in community and cultural projects, as well as historic preservation work. “At G&HA,” Steven writes, “I have the opportunity daily to merge preservation, sustainability, and contextual new design into our projects. The process of building and designing and a love of history has truly guided my practice over the years.”
Further inspired by colleagues and clients who love what they do, Steven is honored to work with a large number of non-profit organizations where people are deeply invested in the mission of their respective institutions. He notes, “Cultural organizations are a vital part of healthy and diverse communities. I am continually moved by the tireless efforts of staff and supporters alike who work to reach their constituencies and expose others to the places and sites they care for.”
Steven’s ongoing commitment has developed a strong reputation for the firm as experts in historic preservation, and has made G&HA a leader in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions for cultural projects. His leadership in the cultural sector was acknowledged with the 2015 Virginia Association of Museums’ Ann Brownson Award for exceptional service to the Virginia museum community.
Steven enjoys living in the country and is developing his own 18-acre farm in Powhatan, Virginia.
- Master of Architecture, University of Oregon, 1997
- Master of Historic Preservation, University of Oregon, 1997
- Bachelor of Science, Architecture, Clemson University, 1992
- Certificate, Preservation Institute Nantucket, University of Florida, 1992
PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS
- American Institute of Architects
- American Alliance of Museums
- Association of Academic Museums and Galleries
- Virginia Association of Museums, Board of Trustees, 2016-present
- Hermitage Museum and Gardens, Board of Trustees, 2012-16
- Nantucket HDC Historic Structures, Advisory Board, 2003-07
- Nantucket Lighthouse School, Board of Trustees, President, 2007-09
- Virginia Association of Museums, Anne Brownson Award for Exceptional Service to the Virginia Museum Community, 2015
S. Jeanne LeFever, AIA, CDFA
Principal & Director of Human Resources & Operations
In her multi-faceted oversight role, S. Jeanne LeFever is the Director of Human Resources & Operations at Glavé & Holmes Architecture (G&HA). She manages the firm’s physical plant, human resources, all the business aspects of the firm, and works in tandem with the rest of the leadership team.
Jeanne began her affiliation with G&HA in 1996 as a Project Architect and then moved up to project management, then Director of Architecture. During this part of her career, she contributed to many noteworthy projects including the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens Education Building in Richmond; multiple projects at the five-star Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia; The Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia; and the Kappa Sigma Fraternity International Headquarters (also located in Charlottesville). Before joining G&HA, she worked on a number of ecclesiastical buildings and a variety of other project types in Central Virginia.
Subsequently, in 2000, with her management skills and knowledge of the field, Jeanne successfully transitioned to direct G&HA operations, where she continues to this day. As she says, “I am proud of the architectural work I helped create. But I am equally proud that I made the switch from design to lead the financial and managerial direction of G&HA. We’ve navigated tremendous growth and I love to help support the staff to enable the extraordinarily beautiful work they create.”
Jeanne’s artistic sensibilities and temperament remain a vital source in her daily work and she is inspired by the cathedrals of Europe and the work of architects Aalto, Wright, Gaudi, Lutyens, Morris, Green & Green, and Frank Gehry; and by artists Durer, Monet, Van Gogh, Albers, and Pollack to name a few. Closer to home, she is inspired by her colleagues at G&HA. Jeanne acknowledges, “We have a great group of committed, kind, and talented people. Everyone is very collaborative—everyone wants what is best for each other and for the projects. It is a joy to work with them.”
Originally from Plainfield, New Jersey, Jeanne holds a BFA from Wells College. She received her Master of Architecture from North Carolina State University and also studied at the University of Florence, Italy. Jeanne is a singer, photographer, and a gardener who aspires to making more time for her own artistic pursuits. As further balance to her professional life, she gets outdoors as much as she can and spends time with her family and friends.
Master in Architecture, North Carolina State University, 1988
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Wells College, 1984
School for Foreigners, University of Florence, Venice, Italy, 1983
- AIA Richmond, President, 2013; Honors & Awards Chair, 2015-16
- National AIA, Credentials Committee, 2013
- Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
- Society for Design Administration (SDA)
- Richmond Women in Design, Co-Chair and Steering Committee Member, 2012
Robert J. Parise, AIA
Principal & Director of Higher Education Studio
Robert Parise, Principal and Director of the Higher Education Studio, brings 20 years of professional experience to Glavé & Holmes Architecture (G&HA). He is an accomplished architect with a broad range of experience working with hospitality, cultural, and higher education clients.
Rob received his Bachelor of Architecture from the Syracuse University and began his journey in the industry in New York. He moved to the Richmond area in 2000 and worked for two years with a local firm before joining Glavé & Holmes where he has spent the last 15 years growing with and helping the firm to grow. As an integral part of the Urban Architecture studio, he gained experience working as a project architect and project manager remaining dedicated to a particular project throughout its length and working closely with the design team to ensure that the project would meet the client’s requirements. Rob’s portfolio contains a wide array of project types, but he found his niche working on various student life buildings including dining halls and numerous residence halls. He enjoys the challenges and joys of delivering facilities where students are able to come together and collaborate.
Finding balance reinforces Rob’s skill in creative problem solving whether in the design studio, working with his colleagues and clients, participating as a Board Member for the Virginia Downtown Development Association, or spending time with his family.
Bachelor of Architecture, Syracuse University, 1995
PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS
- American Institute of Architects
- Virginia Downtown Development Association, Board Member
Jessica L. Ritter, CID, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C
Principal & Director of the Interior Design Studio
As a Certified Interior Designer, Jessica has extensive experience in project types ranging from hospitality, higher education, cultural, and institutional. She leads the Interior Design Studio at Glavé & Holmes Architecture and has been with the firm for well over a decade. Jessica is recognized and respected for her problem-solving skills and team-oriented approach. Her superior communication skills and her gracious manner naturally lead to a focus on client satisfaction.
Jessica grew up in an 1890’s Victorian home in Vermont, thus beginning her love of old buildings. Her parents were entrepreneurs and small business owners and taught her the value of a strong work ethic and dedication. Jessica has carried that with her in her career and personal life. A self-professed serial creator, she is happiest in every moment she is creating – from building furniture and knitting to renovating early 20th century American Four-Square homes.
Jessica’s strong base of design fundamentals, acquired while earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Environmental Design from Cazenovia College, is complemented by her refined design sense and composure. She combines a keen eye for detail with a devotion to her clients to steward projects to their fullest potential. Her commitment to collaboration with all members of the design team continually produces beautiful results and delighted clients. She leads a team of 11 designers and strongly believes in providing ample opportunities for those around her to learn and grow.
“Mentoring is critically important to me. I see it as my duty to make sure that I am teaching and growing a new generation of designers, equipping them with the necessary skills to confidently create spaces that enhance the world around them.”
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Interior Environmental Design, Cazenovia College
- International Interior Design Association
Neil J. Walls, AIA, CDT, LEED Green Associate
Principal & Director of Technology
A production tools specialist, Neil Walls has served as a Project Architect and Project Manager on projects ranging from campus residence halls and recreation facilities to libraries and science centers. At Glavé & Holmes Architecture (G&HA), he was Project Architect on the LEED Gold College of Business and Economics at Radford University. Neil also contributed to the master plan and design for the Greek Housing Village on the campus of Christopher Newport University.
In his roles as Project Architect/Project Manager and the Director of Technology at G&HA, Neil’s dual leadership position is unique. His management and technical skills combined with years of design experience provide the base from which to guide the technological direction of G&HA’s dynamic design process.
He notes, “Each project presents an opportunity to find new ways to utilize Building Information Modeling (BIM) as a design tool. I particularly enjoy working with project teams to develop the precise technology needed for each job.”
- Bachelor of Science, Architecture, University of Virginia, 1995
- American Institute of Architects
- Construction Specifications Institute
Susan B. Reed, AIA, NCARB
Principal & Director of Historic Preservation Studio
As a Historic Architect, Susan Reed brings two decades of experience to support Glavé & Holmes Architecture’s renovations of older buildings and new work in historic settings. She is skilled in restoration and rehabilitation design, the design of compatible additions to historic structures, compatible new designs for historic contexts, State and Federal Historic Tax Credits, Historic Structure Reports, and Conditions Assessments. She has worked on a variety of project types including theatres, museums, academic buildings, warehouses, historic residences, commercial buildings, churches, rural farm buildings, government buildings and even an off shore lighthouse. Susan has worked on over a dozen high-profile projects involving sensitive renovations to historic properties. Recent projects include the Carr’s Hill Rehabilitation at the University of Virginia, the Scott House Renovation at Virginia Commonwealth University, and the Wilson Hall Rehabilitation at James Madison University.
Master of Architecture, Certificate in Historic Preservation, University of Virginia, 2001
Bachelor of Arts, Art History; Minor in Architectural History, University of Virginia, 1992
- American Institute of Architects
- Association for Preservation Technology
- Preservation Virginia
- National Trust for Historic Preservation
- Center for Palladian Studies in America
- AIA Virginia Historic Resources Committee Chair
- Institute of Classical Art & Architecture, Washington Mid Atlantic Chapter
- Byrd Theatre Foundation Board of Directors & Secretary
- Branch Museum of Architecture and Design Trustee
Registered Architect in Virginia and New York
Crystal M. Newman-Jones
Senior Associate & Director of Marketing
Originally from Montross, a small town in historic Westmoreland County, Virginia, Crystal Newman-Jones attended James Madison University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Communication and a minor in Political Science.
A series of opportunities in non-profit, higher education, and healthcare organizations in the Washington D.C. area, including The National Association of Independent Schools and Georgetown University’s School of Nursing & Health Studies, marked Crystal’s early career and personal success. During this period, Crystal fostered her love for marketing and communications and eventually investigated other industries in which to hone her skills. She found her next opportunity at the Roanoke-based architecture firm of Hayes, Seay, Mattern & Mattern (HSMM), now a part of the AECOM family.
At Glavé & Holmes Architecture (G&HA) since 2006, Crystal reflects, “I love espousing the work and history of our firm and working to win commissions with our talented designers. They have such passion and excitement for the possibilities they can provide for a potential client. There is a clear process here and a strong vision, which makes my job a pleasure.”
A disciplined runner who is inspired daily by her fearless daughter, Crystal’s work often overcomes great obstacles to pursue opportunities for G&HA. She says, “I am fueled by the challenges and truly love what I do.”
Bachelor of Arts, Human Communications, James Madison University
- Society for Marketing Professional Services
- Society for Design Administration
- Public Relations Society of America
Senior Associate & Director of Higher Education Studio
Kevin Svensen directs a second Higher Education Studio that supports both higher education and private, K-12 school clients. He joined Glavé & Holmes in 2009 and specializes in timeless designs rooted in classical design principles. He believes that every building should respond to its surroundings to make a positive impact for the communities in which they are set. Kevin enjoys working on academic projects and approaches each campus as a small city, composed of an assemblage of buildings where “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” He has expressed this vision on university and independent school campuses all over the country.
Originally from the Chicago suburbs, Kevin earned a Master of Architecture with a concentration in Traditional Architecture & Urbanism from Judson University in Elgin, Illinois. His love of creative problem solving, collaborative teamwork, and an iterative design process allow projects to evolve as new ideas are explored. This approach is fundamental to his work. He draws inspiration from several areas, having been trained in both a modernist and classical approach to architecture. Through his studies abroad in countries like Italy, Austria, and the Czech Republic, he witnessed the beauty formed by a continuity of local building traditions utilized over generations, establishing a unique identity and sense of place. Those experiences and training greatly influence his approach to design and passion for crafting campuses and buildings that foster community.
Outside of the office, Kevin enjoys spending time with family, woodworking, and traveling.
Master of Architecture, Concentration in Traditional Architecture & Urbanism, Judson University
Bachelor of Arts, Architectural Studies, Judson University
- American Institute of Architects
- Institute of Classical Art & Architecture
Winnie Ma Sung, AIA, CCS, CCA, LEED AP BD+C
Principal & Director of Quality
Winnie Ma Sung joined Glavé & Holmes Architecture (G&HA) in 2013. Originally from Hong Kong, she immigrated to San Francisco with her family when she was quite young. She credits the distinctive Victorian houses on Telegraph Hill that were so different from the concrete high-rises she experienced in Hong Kong as her earliest visual inspiration.
Prior to moving to Virginia, Winnie earned her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, and her Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. In California, she became licensed and a partner in a small firm where she designed churches, offices, retail, mixed-use developments, and houses. She also taught architecture at a community college. At G&HA, her area of focus is on large government and higher-education projects using traditional classical architectural elements.
In practice for over 25 years, with projects all over the country, Winnie’s expertise includes project management, project design, site planning, construction document preparation, presentation drawings and renderings, coordination of architectural and engineering disciplines, construction administration and quality control, review and development of specifications, shop drawing review, agency permitting, building/life safety code analysis, ADA compliance, and LEED AP coordination. In her current role at G&HA, she ensures regulatory compliance in the contract plans and specifications. She is licensed in Virginia, California, North Carolina, Washington, DC, and Florida.
Like her director colleagues at G&HA, she considers architecture to be an artistic pursuit for the common good and is captivated daily by moving projects from idea to reality. She delights in solving the ever-present puzzle and coordination of building codes, ordinances, evolving materials, and construction methods. As she says, “Architecture is one of the few professions that touches the beauty of art and the achievement of science.”
Bachelor of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley, 1982
Master of Architecture, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1984
PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS
- International Code Council, Compliance Code Action Committee, 2017 – present
- Advisory Committee for Construction, J. Sargent Reynolds Community College, 2018
- Construction Specifications Institute, Richmond Chapter
- Certification Chair, 2016-18
- Long Term Planning Chairperson, 2015-16
- Past President, 2015-16
- Richmond Chapter President, 2014-15
- President Elect, 2013-14
- Secretary, 2012-13
- Board of Directors, 2011-12
- CSI Richmond Scholarship Fund Foundation, Treasurer, 2015-16
- NCARB, 1989-present
- American Institute of Architects, 1989-present
- University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Marian Sarah Parker Award for most outstanding graduate female student in architecture, 1984
Matt P. Anderson
Senior Associate, Director of Finance
Matt Anderson has worked in Accounting & Finance for over 17 years, predominantly in the A/E/C Industry. Additionally, Matt has worked in non-profit and in consumer product goods. Before Glavé & Holmes, Matt worked for Washington, DC-based owner’s representation firm MGAC, starting as the finance manager and ultimately becoming the firm’s CFO. Matt is passionate about implementing and integrating systems to ensure efficient firm operation and building strong teams to achieve big-picture goals. Matt brings focus not only on Finance but also on Human Resources and Administrative Operations.
Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Bachelor of Arts, French, Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, VA, Summa Cum Laude
Sweet Briar College Junior Year in France, La Sorbonne IV, Paris, France
PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS
- Certification, Contracting with the Federal Government, George Mason University
- Fluent in French
— Team —
Veronica J. Ledford, LEED AP
Nickolas D. Coile, AIA, LEED AP
Michael Hammon, AIA
Katherine L. Hershey, AIA
Edwin C. Holloway, AIA
Scott J. Kyle, AIA, LC, LEED AP
Jaclyn K. Miller, AIA
Robert D. Riddle, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Vanessa V. Smith CID, ASID, LEED AP
John H. Spain, AIA, CDT, CCCA
Nathan D. Varble, AIA
J. Gibson Worsham, AIA
Kit Ashley, Associate AIA
Lisa Bricker, RA
Richard M. Chenoweth, AIA
Blue K. Clements, Associate AIA
Linda J. Coile, RA, CDT
Trevor Costa, RA
Eliot S. Davis, Associate AIA
Isabella M. DeBenedetti, Associate AIA
Leah A. Embrey
Lydia M. Felton
Bridget N. Ficaretta, CID
Ruby N. Hammill
Kalee A. Hartman, Associate AIA
Regina H. Henderson
Anna Kruger, Associate AIA
Emily K. Miah
Erika Malanoski, AIA, LEED Green Associate
Daniel C. Murrow, RA
Connie S. Owens, Associate AIA
Rachel L. Schrage, RA
Leah M. Stoner
Anthony D. Vercio, Associate AIA
Sam N. Weiss
Shea L. Willis