It is with great pleasure that GWWO announces the elevation of five of our valued team members to the position of senior associate.
These promotions recognize the talents and leadership of our colleagues, both within the firm and the community. Their wide range of expertise represents the diversity of talent that shapes our award-winning practice and contributes to the firm’s success. Please join us in celebrating their accomplishments.
Kiersten Howe joined GWWO in 2013, was named an Associate of the firm in 2018, and now leads the firm’s external and internal communications. Her inspired writing, outreach, and digital efforts across all media bring the stories of GWWO and our clients to life to elevate our brand expression and advance the firm’s success. Kiersten serves on the firm’s technology and education committees, as well as the GWWOrks committee that connects firm staff with community volunteer opportunities. She is a member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services, where she has served as Director of Communications and Secretary on the Maryland chapter’s Board of Directors.
Bob Mock, AIA, came to GWWO in 2010, became a registered architect in 2012, and was named an Associate of the firm in 2013. With 22 years of experience, he has excelled in managing some of the firm’s largest and most complex projects, including the award-winning new Morgan State University Calvin & Tina Tyler Hall and the conversion of a former theater and fly tower into classrooms and office space for the University of Maryland, College Park. He also leads the development and implementation of the firm’s technology strategy to optimize efficiencies and streamline processes. He currently serves as a member of the firm’s technology and guidelines committees and the Site & Facilities Committee for Logos Academy.
A registered architect since 2012, Lauren Park, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, joined GWWO in 2013, was named Sustainability Specialist in 2019, and became an Associate of the firm in 2020. Lauren’s critical thinking, organization, and technical skills have contributed to the successful management of large-scale projects for educational and cultural clients throughout her 13-year career, including the new St. Mary’s College of Maryland Academic Building and Auditorium and new Wheaton Woods Elementary School. As sustainability specialist, Lauren works closely with project teams and clients to implement a holistic approach to sustainability that focuses on impactful strategies and techniques that are also mindful of budget, schedule, and aesthetic considerations. She also leads GWWO’s 2030 Commitment efforts and is an active member of the USGBC’s Maryland chapter.
Kaitlin Pravetz, CPSM, joined GWWO in 2009, was named an Associate of the firm in 2018, and now leads the firm’s business development efforts after having served in multiple marketing roles. Kaitlin’s critical understanding of the marketplace, big picture thinking, and forward focus have positioned GWWO as a national leader in the design of cultural and educational facilities. She leads the development of the firm’s monthly Design Conversations series that engages all staff members and encourages critical thought and is a member of the firm’s education committee. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Pratt Contemporaries where she is currently serving as the chair of the annual Black & White Party Planning Committee and former president of SMPS Maryland.
Kate Scurlock, AIA, joined GWWO in 2011 shortly after graduating from Syracuse University, became a registered architect in 2015, and was named an Associate of the firm in 2018. Throughout her 12-year career, she has excelled in creating thoughtfully designed educational and community spaces that encourage discovery, facilitate collaboration, and invite exploration. Notably, Kate has managed the design and construction for phases I and II of the Nature Place, the new Middle Branch Fitness & Wellness Center, and the Manassas Museum renovation and addition. Kate serves on GWWO’s design and guidelines committees, is the chair of the Informal Learning Environments Subcommittee for the AIA Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) and has served as a mentor for students at Morgan State University.