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Glavé & Holmes Architecture Announces Lori Garrett as President

Firm Has Over 55 Years of Transformational Projects in Virginia and Beyond.
Lori Garrett

Lori Garrett

Richmond, VA – January 25, 2022 – Glavé & Holmes Architecture, a nationally recognized architecture, interior design, and planning firm, announced today that Lori Garrett, FAIA, LEED Green Associate has been named President of the firm. Garrett succeeds Randy Holmes, FAIA, who was President of the firm for 21 years. Holmes will continue to serve as a Senior Principal and focus on business development.

This announcement marks the first time a woman has been President of the firm. With this leadership transition, Glavé & Holmes becomes the largest woman-led architecture firm based in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Garrett also joins a select few women in the country to lead architecture firms with over 60 employees.

Garrett, who has been at Glavé & Holmes for 17 years, will continue to lead projects she is managing for the firm’s Higher Education Studio. As President, she will provide strategic guidance and empower the firm to meet its goals. Glavé & Holmes is well positioned for growth in the Mid-Atlantic and elsewhere.

Holmes, who has been at Glavé & Holmes for 30 years, will help advance the firm’s work in a variety of markets, including hospitality and others. He also will support the firm’s luxury residential projects, an emerging market sector. Holmes will continue to serve as an invaluable resource for clients and team members.

Throughout its history, Glavé & Holmes has been at the center of many transformational projects throughout the Richmond region, Commonwealth of Virginia and beyond, crafting projects in academia, cultural institutions, resorts and spas and residences with the services of architecture, interior design, urban planning and historic preservation.

The firm is actively engaged on a wide array of impactful projects across the country, including in Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, and the DC metro area.

“Lori is a phenomenal leader who will continue to inspire and empower our entire team,” Holmes said. “This leadership transition continues our firm’s evolution and positions Glavé & Holmes for an exciting future as a woman-led and majority women-owned architecture firm.”

Glavé & Holmes also announced that it added as owners Crystal Newman Jones, Robert Parise, Winnie Sung, Kevin Svensen, and Neil Walls in 2021. On January 1 of 2022, it added Matt Anderson, Susan Reed, and Jessica Ritter to its ownership. This expansion will further support the firm’s growth plans.

Founded in 1965, Glave & Holmes has created a lasting impact in Virginia and around the country. The 65-person firm boasts six studios serving a variety of markets, including higher education, cultural institutions, civic and municipal spaces, hospitality, and others. Local projects in the Richmond region include the Valentine renovation, the Robinson House at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Virginia Museum of History and Culture renovation and addition, University of Richmond Carole Weinstein International Center, Westhampton on Grove Mixed-Use Development, and Virginia War Memorial Paul & Phyllis Galanti Education Center.

Current projects include the Morson’s Row renovation on Capitol Square, Virginia Museum of History and Culture, School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Virginia Military Institute Scott Shipp Hall renovation and addition, and the General Assembly Building and McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia (both in partnership with Robert A.M. Stern Architects).


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