Class of 1986

Margaret Wood MArch ‘86 Recognized as a 2017 Women of Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate by Banker and Tradesman

Margaret Wood MArch ‘86

Margaret Wood MArch ‘86 has been named one this year’s 15 Women of Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate (FIRE) by Banker & Tradesman. The annual award recognizes key female players in their local FIRE sectors. Wood currently serves as Project Director of Pinck & Co. Inc, located in Springfield, MA. Pinck & Co. provides planning, design and construction management consulting services to owners during all phases of capital projects. The company has been named #36 on the top 100 women led businesses in Massachusetts.

See the full list of this year’s winners.

Image courtesy of Pinck & Co. Inc. 

posted July, 2017


ASLA San Diego Honors Firm Led by Martin Poirier MLA ’86

Martin Poirer MLA ’86

The ASLA San Diego chapter presented Spurlock Poirer—the firm of GSD alumnus Martin Poirer MLA ’86, prinicpal—the President’s Award for their work on the Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, CA, and the Award of Merit for the United States Courthouse Annex located in the heart of San Diego. The awards are given each year to honor the best landscape architecture of the San Diego region.

January 2015

posted December, 2016

poirier photo

Ritchie Smith MLA ’80 and Lissa Thompson MLA ’86 Honored by Tennessee ASLA

Ritchie Smith MLA '80 and Lissa Thompson MLA ’86

The Tennessee ASLA Chapter presented Ritchie Smith MLA ’80 and Lissa Thompson MLA ’86 an Honor Award for their design of the Pedestrian Plaza at the Memphis International Airport. Their firm, Ritchie Smith Associates, was recognized at the chapter’s annual meeting in Chattanooga. Read more about the project here.

February 2015

posted December, 2016

Memphis Airport Pedestrian Plaza

Jeff Murphy MArch ’86 Elevated to AIA College of Fellows

Jeff Murphy MArch ’86

Jeff Murphy MArch ’86 has been elevated by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to its prestigious College of Fellows for 2016. “The Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Election to fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of architects as individuals, but also their significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level.” The 2016 Fellows will be honored during a ceremony at the 2016 National AIA Convention.

February 2016

posted December, 2016

AIA college of fellows