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March 20, 2017

Lord Aeck Sargent Promotes Associate in Ann Arbor Office

Leading Architecture and Planning Firm Continues Nurturing Talent and Growth from Within

ATLANTA, Ga.March 20, 2017 – Lord Aeck Sargent recently promoted 19 associates and senior associates, including Kelly Gawinek, RA, from the Ann Arbor office. The leading architecture, design and planning firm has six offices that focus on responsive design, technical expertise and sustainable practices.

Its design staff represents a broad range of expertise including registered architects, preservation planners, interior designers, urban designers, material specialists, land planners, cost estimators, building performance analysts and zoning specialists. With the firm since 2014, Gawinek was promoted to Associate after having worked on several projects including the net-zero pavilion at Kalamazoo College’s Lillian Anderson Arboretum. She is currently the project architect providing construction administration services for The Brix at Midtown, a 287-unit market-rate and student apartments in Grand Rapids.

“As a valuable member of the Lord Aeck Sargent team, Kelly is a rising star who provides local expertise and invaluable experience to our team in Ann Arbor,” said Joe Greco, President of Lord Aeck Sargent. “We are excited to see our colleagues excel and want to provide them with greater opportunities for growth. Kelly is one of the emerging leaders who will continue to drive the passion and excellence of Lord Aeck Sargent in Ann Arbor.”

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About Lord Aeck Sargent

Lord Aeck Sargent is an award-winning architectural and urban planning firm serving clients in academic, historic preservation, science and technology, interiors, arts and cultural, multi-family housing and mixed-use, and urban design and planning markets. The firm’s experts in these practice areas, who have deep regional and national experience and relationships, collaborate across six offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Texas; Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Lexington, Kentucky; and Washington, D.C. It has been named one of Atlanta Business Chronicle's Top 25 Architectural Firms 15 times, received American Institute of Architects’ National Honor Award and has been in Engineering News-Record Magazine’s Top 500 Design Firms list 10 times. Lord Aeck Sargent is No. 88 on ENR’s Top 100 Green Design Firms list, and has been named a Top Green Design firm by multiple publications 16 times. For more information, visit the firm at