Glavé & Holmes Architecture names first female president
Lori Garrett has been with the Richmond firm for 17 years
Lori Garrett has been named president of Richmond-based Glavé & Holmes Architecture, the company announced Tuesday. She is the first female president of the firm, which was founded in 1965.
Garrett succeeds Randy Holmes, who was the firm’s president for 21 years. He will continue to serve as a senior principal.
“Lori is a phenomenal leader who will continue to inspire and empower our entire team,” Holmes said in a statement. “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.”
Garrett has been at Glavé & Holmes for 17 years. She will continue to lead projects she is managing for its Higher Education Studio in addition to serving as president.
“Our firm has earned an unparalleled reputation for excellence and crafting solutions of enduring quality,” Garrett said in a statement. “I see a bright future ahead because we are well positioned to meet the evolving needs of our clients and communities.”
Previously a principal at Charlottesville-based Smith Garrett Architects, Garrett holds a bachelor’s degree from Messiah University and a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Virginia. She is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a LEED Green Associate.
Glavé & Holmes is a firm of 70 architects, interior designers, historic preservationists and supporting staff. Its portfolio currently includes work on the Fort Monroe Visitor and Education Center in Hampton and Sandy Hall at Virginia Tech.