G&HA makes Top Architecture Firms list in Best of Virginia survey


Glavé & Holmes Architecture (G&HA) is excited to announce that we were voted one of the Top Architecture Firms in Virginia Living’s Best of Virginia survey!

In January, more than 50,000 of people participated in Virginia Living’s sixth annual Best of Virginia Readers’ Survey. Participants voted in 106 categories for favorite places to eat, shop, and play throughout the Commonwealth.

This year’s 1,500 winners were presented in the Best of Virginia 2017 special issue, which hit newsstands in May. Best of Virginia 2017 is the guide to everything from the Best Outdoor Adventure in the Southwest and the Best Antiques in Eastern Virginia, to the Best Art Event in Northern Virginia, the Best Architecture Firm in the Central region.

“We are pleased to be recognized by locals and hope to continue making an impact on Virginia’s important structures,” said Randy Holmes, President of Glavé & Holmes Architecture.

Keep an eye out for the magazine or check back for the electronic listing on Virginia Living’s website.

G&HA earns Construction Specification Institute awards

CSI Awards

Glavé & Holmes Architecture is pleased to announce that we were honored with two awards from the Construction Specification Institute (CSI) Middle Atlantic Region!

Glavé & Holmes was awarded the Organizational Certificate of Merit by the CSI Middle Atlantic Region. The firm received the award based on its dedication, commitment, and service to the Construction Specification Institute, particularly for its steadfast support to the Richmond Chapter and its proactive promotion of CSI’s Certifications.

WinnieSung2015Furthermore, Winnie Sung, who serves as our Director of Quality, was honored with the Middle Atlantic Education Award. She received this for encouraging young and experienced professionals to pursue continuing education and certification beyond initial licensure, both within the firm and among the membership of the Richmond Chapter.

The winners were honored at the Middle Atlantic Conference in Pittsburgh on May 20.

G&HA welcomes two new hires

Glavé & Holmes Architecture (G&HA) is excited to announce two new hires!

Scott Kyle_BWScott Kyle, AIA, LC, LEED AP has joined Glavé & Holmes’ Higher Education Studio. He has 19 years of experience in the industry and previously managed his own practice. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with a focus in Biomedical Engineering from Southern Methodist University and a Master of Architecture with a focus in Energy Systems & Design from Texas A&M University. He is a Registered Architect in Virginia, a Certified Lighting Designer, and a LEED Accredited Professional. He has also recently become at Virginia Certified Master Naturalist. He has a passion for sustainability with involvement in many green initiatives including Richmond Green Drinks, In-Light, the Daily Planet, COTE, JRGBC. Scott’s portfolio ranges from high-efficiency LED lighting design to master planning, new school design to solar thermal/electric installations. Scott and his wife have also become proud stewards of an urban permaculture garden in the Museum District where they can be found most weekends.

J Wiseman_crop_bwJake Wiseman, AIA has joined Glavé & Holmes’ Hospitality Studio. He has a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Interior Design from Auburn University. Jake worked most recently as a Senior Associate at Commonwealth Architects. With 18 years of experience, he has been involved in several prominent preservation projects and has experience with facilities in various market sectors, including multi-family, commercial, and healthcare. He has overseen projects ranging from 650 to more than 240,000 square feet with state and local agencies, as well as private developers. Jake is a registered architect in Virginia, a member of the American Institute of Architects, and has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. Jake is an avid runner and spends his free time as a Marathon Training Team Coach.

G&HA named Top Workplace for fourth year


Glavé & Holmes Architecture is honored to be recognized as a Top Workplace for the fourth year in a row.

Richmond Times-Dispatch and WorkplaceDynamics partnered for the Top Workplaces Program, which honors companies that have a great work environment. The results are based on employee surveys conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection.

Glavé & Holmes Architecture was one of 60 companies in the Great Richmond area to make the list. Our firm had a 93% response rate. According to feedback from the survey, our employees feel that Glavé & Holmes operates by strong values and ethics, and they believe that the firm is going in the right direction.

Richmond SHRM, a chapter of the national Society for Human Resource Management, honored Richmond’s Top Workplaces at the Sterling Workplace Awards event May 4. Learn more about the Richmond Times-Dispatch’s list of Top Workplaces here.

Christopher Newport Hall receives John Russell Pope Award


Photo by Virginia Hamrick Photography

Glavé & Holmes Architecture is pleased to announce the firm received a John Russell Pope Award from the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art for the design of Christopher Newport Hall at Christopher Newport University.

Christopher Newport Hall won the award in the Civic and Institutional Design Category. The 82,000 square foot building is located at the gateway to the heart of campus. The grand staircase, stately dome and columned drum raise the aesthetic above the surrounding structures. Positioned to be the most honorific building of campus, the Corinthian order is employed, which is a step above the lower orders incorporated on previous structures on the Great Lawn.

The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Washington Mid Atlantic Chapter’s John Russell Pope Awards celebrate excellence in classical architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture. The awards are named for John Russell Pope, best known as the architect of the Jefferson Memorial and the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. The awards recognize the best work of individuals who contribute to the creation of classical and traditional architecture in the Washington Mid-Atlantic region.

Some of thembers of the Christopher Newport Hall design team were honored at the 2017 John Russell Pope Awards Ceremony at the Cosmos Club on April 21. To learn more about the John Russell Pope award and see the other recipients, visit the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art’s website.

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G&HA team members honored with 2017 AIA Richmond Awards

Sunday Prize

Photos by Michael Peterson of Ionic DeZign Studios, Richmond

Glavé & Holmes Architecture (G&HA) is excited to announce that Smitty Lynch and Kate Hershey both earned Alice Lehman Sunday Prize awards from the AIA Richmond Chapter.

Kate Hershey, Associate AIA, earned an award for her drawings of a Grove Avenue building in the Construction Documents category.

Smitty Lynch, ASAI, Associate AIA, was recognized for two of his submissions – one in the Sketch category for his submission entitled “Sketch from Imagination” and one in the Presentation category for his digital illustration of The Carillon.

As part of the 2017 Architecture Week, Kate and Smitty were honored at the AIA Richmond Honors and Awards event at the Branch Museum of Architecture and Design on Thursday, April 13.

G&HA celebrates employee accomplishment, new hires

Glavé & Holmes Architecture (G&HA) is excited to announce two new hires and a new accomplishment for one of our employees!

photo1_bwStephen Hershey passed all divisions of the Architecture Registration Exam (ARE) and is now a licensed architect in Virginia. Stephen earned his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia and his Master of Architecture from Virginia Tech. Stephen worked on the recently completed Alumni House at Christopher Newport University and is currently working on a new academic building at Longwood University.

LB3 BWLisa Bricker joined the Cultural Studio as a Project Manager/Project Architect.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Virginia Tech and a Masters of Arts in Historic Preservation from Savannah College of Art and Design. She has experience with historic rehabilitation, restoration, and renovation projects. Lisa most recently worked at Commonwealth Architects and previously as a Historic Preservation Intern at Rockingham County Historical Society Museum and Archives in North Carolina.  She is well-versed in the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and has conducted intensive architectural surveys, historic structures reports, and National Register Nominations. She is a recently licensed Architect and was a 2015 recipient of the AIA Richmond Sunday Prize Honor Award. Lisa is currently working on the renovation of Norman Hall at the University of Florida.

IMG_0308_bwBridget Ficaretta joined the Interior Design Studio as an Intern. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Virginia Commonwealth University. Bridget has worked with CREATIVE, Middle of Broad Studio, and Hanover Avenue. She has experience working on large inventories of furniture, management of small teams, and creating way-finding signage. Bridget is a member of American Society of Interior Designers, the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, and the Cabell Library Undergraduate Advisory Committee. She was also the recipient of the Hamilton-Field Interior Design Scholarship for two years.

JHG4_Headshot BWJosh Hadley-Goggin joined the Higher Education Studio as an Intern Architect. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture.  After graduation he moved abroad and assisted in the completion of the expansion project of La Finca Young Life Camp in Nicaragua.  Prior to that, he had internships with SMBW, Peter Post Restoration, and Stantec. He is an Associate AIA member. Josh is currently working on the renovation of Wilson Hall at James Madison University.



Lori Garrett elevated to AIA’s College of Fellows


Glavé & Holmes Architecture is thrilled to announce Lori Garrett has been elevated by The American Institute of Architects (AIA) to its prestigious College of Fellows.

Lori Garrett, FAIA, LEED Green Associate, was one of 178 architects to receive the honor this year. Fellowship is the highest membership honor bestowed by the AIA, with approximately three percent of the AIA’s 88,000+ members having this distinction. It recognizes exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society.

Lori’s commitment to transforming higher education through contextual design, preserving campus heritage and sustainability, and advancing engaged learning led to her nomination for Fellowship. After joining Glavé & Holmes in 2003 as an associate, Garrett quickly rose to leadership. She helped lead the firm’s work with Higher Education clients to become the top revenue producing market for Glavé & Holmes. She was named a principal in 2005, and in 2007, she became the first female owner in the firm’s history. During her leadership tenure, the firm rose from 28 to 60 employees.

Both locally and nationally, Lori has made a strong effort to reduce the obstacles faced by the diverse and emerging members in the architecture industry. After creating Richmond Women in Design – a group that has grown to over 250 women – she went on to assist in the formation of Virginia Women in Design, a Knowledge Community of AIA Virginia. Garrett also currently serves on the AIA Diversity Council.

The College of Fellows Investiture Ceremony will take place in Orlando, Florida on April 28 as part of this year’s National AIA Convention. See the full list of 2017 Fellows from the AIA here.

“We are proud to have such an influential person as part of our firm, and we know Lori will continue to inspire and change the world around her for the better,” Glavé & Holmes President Randy Holmes said.


Susan Reed brings historic preservation talent to Glavé & Holmes



Glavé & Holmes Architecture is pleased to welcome Susan Reed, AIA, as a new Associate for the firm.

Susan joins Glavé & Holmes’ Higher Education Studio, bringing her wealth of experience with historic preservation to support our renovations of older buildings and new work in historic settings. With over two decades of experience, Susan earned her Master of Architecture with a Certificate in Historic Preservation and her Bachelor of Art History with a Minor in Architectural History from the University of Virginia. She is currently a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is the Chair of the City of Richmond Public Art Commission.

Before joining Glavé & Holmes, Susan worked at Commonwealth Architects for 17 years where she served as Project Manager and Lead Architect on a variety of preservation projects.  Prior to that, she worked as a CAD Technician at McCall Design Group in San Francisco. She has served in all areas of the practice from marketing to construction and is a licensed Architect.  Susan has worked on high-profile projects including the Masonic Theatre in Clifton Forge, the Maury House at Virginia Military Institute, the Executive Mansion, and the Virginia State Capital.

“Susan is a valuable addition to our firm and will help us to expand our historic preservation services to higher education clients,” Lori Garrett, Director of the Higher Education Studio, said. “We are excited about the opportunity to reinforce our expertise and pursue more of these types of projects.”

Glavé & Holmes continues firm growth

Glavé & Holmes Architecture (G&HA) is pleased to announce the continued growth of our firm with three new hires!

Michelle_BW_newhire.jpgMichelle Maitland is new our accounting department and comes to G&HA from CB&I, formerly The Shaw Group. She was a Project Accountant on their Honeywell project and worked with all aspects of accounting. Michelle is working toward an Associate’s Degree in Accounting from Strayer University and has completed coursework in accounting at Richard Bland College. She also holds a Legal Secretary diploma from Braxton School of Business.


Erika Malanoski joins our Higher Education Studio. She comes to G&HA from her recent position at HKS, Inc. She graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor in Architecture and a minor in Industrial Design. In her 5th year, Erika was a Pella Prize finalist, Virginia Tech’s 5th year award. She participated in Virginia Tech’s Fall Travel program and has interned with firms in NYC and Washington D.C. Erika was the recipient of an AIA Richmond Alice Lehman Sunday Prize Honorable Mention in 2015.

janahvi_bw_newhireJanahvi Ramakrishnan joins our Urban Architecture Studio. She recently graduated from Pennsylvania State with a Master in Architecture and received a Bachelor in Civil Engineering from Sir M Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology in Bangalore, India.  She interned at Stantec, Inc. in New York and did a summer internship with an interior architecture firm in Bangalore prior to that.  While at Penn State, she was a Graduate Assistant for the School of Arts and Architecture, a Grading Assistant in the School of Engineering, and earned an Honorable Mention Kossman Design Thesis Award for her thesis on Mumbai.