Alan Reed has been with GWWO since the firm’s inception and today serves as President and Design Principal.  He has over thirty years of experience as an architect, designer and firm leader.  

Alan’s focus is on the creation, coordination and implementation of design concepts that exemplify and test the possibilities of GWWO’s story-based design approach.  He has established a strong design ethic at GWWO and has elevated the firm’s reputation for inspirational and evocative design work in its cultural and educational markets.  An expert in the design of visitor centers and related facilities, he has spoken on issues such as visitor flow and contextual design at conferences that include the National Interpreter’s Workshop and the annual Building Museums Conference in Washington, DC.  His work has been featured by Architectural Record, Landscape Architecture and Buildings magazine and has received accolades at the national, regional and local levels.  Alan has been honored by his alma mater, Ball State University, as a recipient of the College of Architecture and Planning Alumni Society’s Award of Outstanding Achievement, and in 2011, he was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows specifically in recognition of significant work on the design of interpretive centers that have transformed visitor experiences nationwide. 

Alan holds both Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Environmental Science degrees from Ball State. A past president and active member of the Baltimore Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, he has also served on numerous design award juries and as a critic and student mentor at Morgan State University.  Currently, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Friends of Fort McHenry and the Morgan State University Institute of Architecture & Planning Advisory Board. 

For more on Alan, visit his recent blog posts.

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