Lori Garrett, AIA, LEED Green Associate
Senior Principal, Glavé & Holmes Architecture
2101 East Main Street
Richmond, Virginia 23223
Lori Garrett is a Senior Principal and Vice President at Glavé & Holmes Architecture in Richmond, Virginia. As Director of the firm’s Higher Education Studio, Lori oversees the design direction of higher education projects, many of which have been recognized for design excellence. Throughout her career, Lori has led a vast portfolio of projects ranging from renovations of historically significant structures to large-scale signature buildings that require design fluency in the campus’ architectural language.
Lori is recognized by clients for her inclusive programming approach, engaging campus communities as partners and broadening their understanding of context. She has worked with more than a dozen universities helping them to realize the vision and aspirations for their projects. Noteworthy among her achievements are Palladio award-winners Christopher Newport Hall at Christopher Newport University and the Carole Weinstein International Center at the University of Richmond, as well as the rehabilitation of O’Neil Hall at the University of Virginia, among others.
Throughout her career, Lori has demonstrated excellence, creativity and initiative within the design profession. She is active in local, state, and national AIA components and served as President of Virginia AIA in 2012. She was the first recipient of the AIA’s Women in Architecture and Design Athena Leadership Award in 2010 and has received Distinguished Service awards from both state and local AIA chapters. She founded and has served in leadership roles for Richmond Women in Design, and she has served a number of initiatives to champion expanded opportunities for women in the design profession.
Lori earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Fine Art from Messiah College and a Master of Architecture from the University of Virginia.