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Ayers Saint Gross

Contact Details

Ayers Saint Gross
Richmond, VA


My design focus is on creating research-driven and student-centered learning environments. I am an avid reader, researcher, and trendwatcher, and my knowledge of educational trends and challenges informs every decision I make in analytics, planning, programming, and design. My passion is in working with educators, students, and administrators to optimize academic settings and create inspirational yet functional spaces. I am an ideator, a listener, a teacher, a lifelong learner, and an avid supporter of public education. I am at my best when given opportunities to synthesize, strategize, collaborate, and create environments that inspire innovation in others.


Southern CA Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)
Los Angeles, California, United States
M.Arch, Metropolitan Research + Design, 2003
Architecture, Urban Planning, Research
2002 To 2003

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
B.Architecture, 2000
1995 To 2000

Job History

Ayers Saint Gross
Senior Associate
Washington, United States
May 2019 - present

Quinn Evans (BCWH)
Architect + Planner
Richmond, VA, United States
January 2009 - January 2019

Virginia Commonwealt University
adjunct professor, School of the Arts
Richmond, VA, United States
January 2008 - January 2019

Richmond, VA, United States
January 2005 - January 2007

Los Angeles, CA, United States
January 2003 - January 2005

OCV Architects
New York, NY, United States
January 2000 - January 2002