- “The merger of Grieves Associates
and Worrall & Associates in 1990 to
form Grieves Worrall Wright & O’Hatnick laid the groundwork for the cultural and educational focus of GWWO, Inc./Architects. Today, we strive to build on the strong foundations provided by these firms, while always strengthening our client relationships and the quality of our service and design.”
- - Alan Reed, GWWO President
GWWO was formed through a merger in 1990. The strategic decision of two key Baltimore-based firms to merge brought together the strengths of each firm and formed the groundwork for the cultural and educational project focus of GWWO today.
Grieves Associates, which had Baltimore roots back to the 1960s, brought a strong portfolio of cultural and historic projects to the new firm. Early clients included the Brandywine River Museum, Center Stage Theater and Princeton University. GWWO founding Principals David Wright and Bob O’Hatnick worked with Grieves Associates before becoming partners in GWWO.
Worrall & Associates, led by Principal Phil Worrall who first established his own firm in 1977, brought a significant track record of work on K-12 and higher education projects. Phil’s firm had worked with nearly every public school system in Maryland, as well as many private K-12 schools, colleges, and universities such as Calvert School, Gilman School, the College of Notre Dame of Maryland and Loyola College in Maryland. Alan Reed, President of GWWO today, had worked with Phil for several years and joined the newly formed GWWO as an Associate.
Today, practicing as GWWO, Inc./Architects, the firm carries forward the legacies of our predecessor firms, building upon the strong foundations they provided.