Montgomery architectural firm Goodwyn Mills Cawood has brought in two New Orleans-based architects, adding a strong Louisiana presence for the firm and expanding its health care expertise.
Health care architect Steve Ritten joins GMC, bringing more than 14 years of experience with a New Orleans architecture firm, where he has led projects including inpatient, emergency, surgical, imaging and nuclear medicine services.
“I am excited to pair my regional comprehension with GMC’s resources to continue serving our community as best I can,” Ritten said. “Former and prospective clients will really benefit from the talents and services offered by the new GMC office presence in the area.”
Ritten’s colleague Dustin Hartman is also joining GMC.
“Their addition not only establishes the firm’s presence in Louisiana, but also further enhances GMC Healthcare’s expertise and depth of resources to better serve existing and new clients,” GMC said in announcing the expansion. “In addition, the new office complements the firm’s presence along the Gulf Coast region, which includes established offices in Daphne and Mobile, Alabama, and Pensacola, Florida.”
Initially, the New Orleans office will focus on health care architecture, with plans to expand services.
“We are thrilled to bring Steve and Dustin on board and to add their knowledge and expertise to GMC’s national healthcare practice,” said Steve Alby, GMC health care vice president. “Our firm strives to positively impact the communities where we live and work, and we look forward to the opportunities to do so in New Orleans and the surrounding areas.”
With some 450 professional staff members in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and engineering, Goodwyn Mills Cawood is one of the largest privately-held, multi-disciplined architecture and engineering firms in the Southeast.