The unifying thread that runs through Glenn Garrison’s architectural work is a commitment to design excellence.  In his view, excellence requires clearly organized and effective project administration, creativity with quality management, and state of the art technical development. 

This operational business philosophy is based on 40 years of work for some of the country’s most notable firms, including Philip Johnson/John Burgee as Principal and Kohn Pedersen Fox in Executive Project Management. Garrison spent those years directing large and multi-building projects requiring complex design and technical solutions. For the past 20 years in his unique management practice, Glenn Garrison Incorporated, he has applied unusual depth of experience with large firms to provide services to outstanding small and mid-sized design firms He has competence in all aspects of architectural practice – design, documents, and construction.

As a result, Garrison is exceptionally well qualified to provide architectural clients with leadership through training and development. He provides a level of experience and knowledge that enables firms to improve their work for profit and performance. He provides services in management for design  firms, including Jaklitsch/Gardner, Weiss/Manfredi, Starr Whitehouse Landscape-Planning, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Deborah Berke, Brooks + Scarpa, MADE Design-Build, Richard Renfro Lighting, Jennifer Siegal Mobile Design, and Ehrenkrantz, Eckstut, & Kuhn Urban Design.

Garrison makes it possible for design professionals to improve their ability to work successfully in a collaborative effort with the other firms involved on an architectural project. To expand thinking in architectural practice, he applies ideas and methods from related fields, such as art, business, music, management, history, and economics.

“All these things are necessary for the creation of a full-sized piece – the germinal idea, the addition of other lesser ideas, the elongation of the ideas, the bridge material for the connection of the ideas, and their full development. Now comes the most difficult task of all – the welding together of all that material so that it makes a coherent whole.”                                                               - Aaron Copland, What to Listen for in Music

Photographs Provided By: Philip Johnson / John Burgee Architects, Crystal Cathedral / Kohn Pedersen Fox, NASA Headquarters, Photo by Glenn Garrison / Belmont Freemen Architect, Columbia University, Christopher Wesnofske Photographer.