Alan Reed, President / GWWO Architects

Alan Reed



Alan has focused his career on the design of progressive architecture that achieves striking presence while remaining responsive to its site and surroundings. He has established the firm’s strong design ethic and elevated our reputation for inspirational, evocative, and progressive design across markets. His work has been featured by Architectural Record, Landscape Architecture, and Buildings magazine and has received accolades at the national, regional, and local levels. In 2011, he was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows specifically in recognition of his work that has transformed visitor experiences nationwide.

Alan previously worked with GWWO founding principal Phil Worrall at Worrall & Associates, and joined GWWO at its inception when Grieves Associates merged with Worrall & Associates in 1990.  As GWWO’s President and Design Principal today, Alan carries forward the legacies of our predecessor firms, building upon the strong foundations they provided with a focus on educational and cultural projects.

Alan holds Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Environmental Science degrees from Ball State University and has received the College of Architecture and Planning Alumni Society’s Award of Outstanding Achievement. A past president of AIA Baltimore, he has served on numerous design award juries and as a critic and student mentor at Morgan State University. He is a member of the FAIA Advisory Committee and the Board of Directors of the Friends of Fort McHenry.


Favorite quote?
“If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don’t. If you like to win, but think you can’t, it’s almost a cinch you won’t.” —Excerpt from "The Man Who Thinks He Can" by Walter D. Wintle

Person you’d most like to meet?
John Wayne; he was my idol growing up, and in many ways was a true American Hero.

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