July 1, 2021

GWWO Promotes Linda Durand & Samir Taylor

by Kiersten Howe

GWWO Promotes Linda Durand & Samir Taylor
Kiersten Howe

Kiersten Howe

Associate / Communications Manager See Profile

GWWO is pleased to announce the promotions of Linda Durand and Samir Taylor

 

Linda Durand, AIA, a creatively driven and strong project manager, has been promoted to an Associate. Since joining GWWO in 2012, Linda has focused on the design of educational spaces, including museums, schools, and collegiate facilities. Her significant projects include the Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention, Niagara Falls Visitor Center, and Northeast Area Elementary School at Ridge Road. Linda holds a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering Technology from The University of Hartford and a Master of Architecture in Digital Media from The Catholic University of America.

Favorite GWWO Project

“The Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention was one of my first projects as a GWWO intern, and I was thrilled to work on it from concept through construction. By the time construction was complete, I had gained my architectural license and led the design team in the construction administration efforts. In a way, I grew up as an architect while working on that project, and it will always be special to me.”

—Linda Durand, AIA

Samir Taylor has been named GWWO’s newest Construction Specialist. Samir joined the firm in 2017, specializing in CADD and BIM technologies. Samir will focus on the construction documentation and administrative phases of projects offering critical support to design teams. Samir is currently providing construction administration services for the new St. Mary’s College of Maryland New Academic Building and Auditorium and previously contributed to the design of Berkshire Elementary School and the Community College of Baltimore County Center for Health Professions. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Animation from Full Sail University and both Bachelor and Master of Architecture degrees from Morgan State University.

Outside of the Office

“I am currently building an off-road utility/camper using a 1954 Jeep M-100 military ammo trailer as the base.  The maiden voyage is planned to Assateague Island National Seashore this fall.”    

—Samir Taylor

Kiersten Howe

Kiersten Howe

Associate / Communications Manager See Profile