Laurie Gunzelman

Laurie Gunzelman, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

COLUMBUS, OH; June 13, 2011 -- Perspectus Architecture announced today that Laurie A. Gunzelman, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP has joined the full-service architectural firm as Director of Design and Director of Operations for the Columbus office, focusing on healthcare, long term care, higher education and housing.

With offices in Cleveland and Columbus, Perspectus offers core services in healthcare design, particularly for long term care and acute care facilities. Co-founded by principals Bill Ayars, AIA, ACHA, NCARB and Larry Fischer, AIA, ACHA, NCARB, Perspectus has been recognized nationally as an award-winning, well-managed business and service-oriented firm.

"We’re thrilled that an accomplished architect of Laurie’s caliber has joined our team," said Fischer. "Laurie is extremely thorough and attentive, and her precise approach allows her to deliver professional services and exceptional quality."

Ms. Gunzelman has more than 15 years of design and management experience in the Columbus community. As a Senior Associate at Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design, she completed complicated mixed use projects while never losing site of the client’s vision and goals. Most recently, Ms. Gunzelman served as managing partner of GUNZELMAN architecture + interiors, a Columbus-based EDGE certified firm.

Gunzelman adds, "I was flattered when Perspectus Architecture asked if I was interested in taking on this new role. Perspectus has distinguished the firm by delivering projects with strong design capabilites and exceptional client service. I look forward to representing Perspectus in Central Ohio and beyond by continuing to deliver sophisticated design solutions while building synergy between clients, the design team and the construction community."

Gunzelman has led multi-disciplinary teams on award-winning projects such as Mlicki Graphics Design Studio, 225 North 4th Lofts, The Brunson Tower and Pistachia Vera. She has worked extensively with government and higher education organizations, including The Ohio State University, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Greene County, and the City of Enon.

Gunzelman’s commitment extends into the community as she is an active member of the American Institute of Architects and the Knowlton School of Architecture Alumni Society. A resident of Upper Arlington, Ohio, she remains deeply engaged with The Ohio State University and is an auxiliary faculty member with the Knowlton School of Architecture.




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