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WINGATE HUGHES TEAM
Gavin Wingate Bowie
Gavin Wingate Bowie. AIA, ASID, LEED AP, is a Partner and Co-founder of Wingate Hughes with over 17 years of architectural and interior design experience. Gavin is responsible for the tempo and high-level administration of the office, and arranges the communication between clients and design teams. His strategic guidance and studio leadership direct Wingate Hughes’ impeccable work, and he maximizes value for clients by ensuring the firm’s extraordinary designs are both achievable and affordable. Gavin leads the charge with Wingate Hughes’ relationship-driven design philosophy and prompts design teams to uphold the firm’s high standards for great, original work.
As the Architect of Record for all Wingate Hughes projects, Gavin oversees all engineering and technical sub-consultants and ensure that construction documents are legal, accurate and reflective of the design intent. His experience includes master planning; architectural, interior, and graphic design; and business, project, and marketing management. Gavin is a highly skilled communicator specializing in audience-specific graphic, written, and verbal communications and team leadership.
Gavin is a registered architect and licensed interior designer. Prior to founding Wingate Hughes, he served as a Tenant Coordinator for the largest privately held developer in Washington, D.C. In Gavin’s earlier career, he held project architect positions at three notable interiors, architecture, and planning firms.
Master of Architecture, University of Maryland
B.S. Business, Fine Arts, Skidmore College
Culver Military Academy
Gavin Hughes Daniels
Gavin Hughes Daniels, AIA, IIDA, is the Managing Partner and Co-founder of Wingate Hughes. Each day, Gavin pushes the firm to be better, more creative, and never forget that everything is about the relationship with the client. Gavin is the outspoken innovator of the office and the driving force behind Wingate Hughes’ culture of building client relationships and pushing beyond the status quo. He leads by example, creating designs that help clients rethink the way they see, use, and experience their spaces.
Gavin has more than 15 years of architecture, design and construction experience, specializing in commercial interior architecture, and he excels at bringing vision to reality. He listens carefully to understand every client so their goals are achieved regardless of project complexity or cost. Gavin is passionate about improving people’s lives by improving their work environments, and he grasps the big picture while treating the smallest design details with importance. Gavin’s skills span architecture, creative problem solving, design, consultant coordination, budget management, negotiation, client relationships, marketing, and construction administration.
Prior to co-founding Wingate Hughes, Gavin was a project manager and senior project designer at three D.C.-located architecture firms over seven years. Gavin currently chairs the board of directors for the March of Dimes Capital Area chapter. He is also involved with the SED Center, a preschool and adult education center primarily serving the Latino community.
Master of Architecture, Texas A&M University
B.E.D. Architecture, Texas A&M University
Kerri Bouie, Partner at Wingate Hughes, is an accomplished interior designer with extensive experience in the hospitality and health services industries. She has designed large-scale hospitality, commercial, and residential projects in the Washington, D.C., Portland, Ore., and Savannah, Ga. regions.
As a Partner at Wingate Hughes, Kerri works on projects from concept to completion. Her national design experience lends an appreciation for regional culture to Kerri’s processes, partnership style, and work. Kerri’s passion for art can be noted in her care for design details.
Prior to working at Wingate Hughes, Kerri was a freelance interior designer in the Washington, D.C. area and served as an interior designer for a global hotel corporation, focusing on renovation projects. In her free time, Kerri volunteers as an events coordinator for the Initiative for Public Art Reston, located in neighboring Virginia.
B.F.A. Savannah College of Art and Design
Tulsi Patel is a Senior Project Designer for Wingate Hughes’ Light Box design studio. She is a passionate interior designer with extensive experience in space planning, 3-D modeling, rendering, furniture design, residential design, hospitality design, retail, and commercial banking. Additionally, Tulsi has experience in conception presentation, FF&E selection, shop drawing review, project coordination, and site implementation.
Tulsi’s hospitality design experience includes working and collaborating on a broad range of three-, four-, and five-star hospitality property renovations such as the W Hotel, Marriott, Hilton, William Patterson University, Harrah’s Casino, Pasha Night Club, Czarnowski, Lasting Impressions Event Rental, and Artisans Restaurant. She provides the highest quality design standards using her background with ADA code guidelines, while surpassing the client’s budget and lead time expectations in execution and service. Additionally, developing and maintaining a strong working relationship between her clients and project team is the basis for her continued success.
In Tulsi’s free time, she freelances for a designer based in Chicago on high-end residential projects. Prior to joining Wingate Hughes, Tulsi focused on furniture design and also worked for an award-winning provider of architecture and interior design solutions in New York.
B.S. Interior Architecture, Interior Design, Mount Ida College
Alejandra Castillo is a Project Designer at Wingate Hughes and has a strong background in 3D modeling, graphics, and design. Alejandra’s energy and drive make her an asset to projects of all scopes and sizes. Her unique skill set, global influence, and artistic eye continually advance Wingate Hughes design portfolio.
Alejandra continually bolsters firm productivity, the caliber of work, and culture through her contagious zest for self-improvement and her commitment to pushing herself to learn and advance as a designer. A seasoned painter, she is the recipient of a prestigious Honduran award for her contributions to her country’s culture through artwork, and her notoriety garnered her a scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).
Alejandra is fluent in Spanish and English and can translate at a collegiate level. She combines her love for volunteerism with her passions in architecture and art in several programs, including Habitat for Humanity and serving as an art assistant at the Escuela de Arte Carolina Flores de Carias.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Savannah College of Art and Design
Bachelor of Architecture, Universidad Tecnologica Centroamericana
Alanna Gladney is a Staff Designer at Wingate Hughes. Alanna enjoys utilizing architecture to make spaces and the environments we live in better. She believes interiors should be designed to make our health, relationships, and careers thrive since we spend most of our time indoors.
Alanna’s breadth of experience encompasses a range of architectural themes ranging from historic preservation, adaptive reuse of historic buildings, and hospitality architecture to engineering, public justice architecture, and public spaces such as churches and museums. Additionally, she has technical practice designing for residential mixed-use developments. Alanna adapts quickly to new styles and fluidly designs based on client needs.
Alanna volunteers as a mentor at Design Like a Girl to encourage girls to consider architecture and related design fields as career paths, hopefully leading to gender equality in these professions. She teaches students architecture methods, interior design skills, and drawing techniques. Alanna is also a mentor at Space of Her Own. In addition to volunteering, she takes care of her dog and plants, practices yoga, sketches, and paints with watercolors.
Bachelor of Architecture, Mississippi State University
Fernando is a Staff Designer for Wingate Hughes’ Light Box design studio. His passion, creativity, and attention to detail reflect in his work. With over 12 years of diverse residential and commercial project experience in Mexico and the United States, Fernando’s extensive background includes skills in 3-D modeling, rendering, space planning, furniture design, site implementation, project management. Additionally, Fernando excels in the use of specialized software such as Autocad, 3d Studio Max, Archicad, and Corel Draw.
Prior to joining Wingate Hughes, Fernando worked in other architectural firms in the DC area developing design concepts for residential projects, preparing documentation for construction permits, and remodeling schools, playgrounds, and commercial venues. In Mexico, he led the design of several architectural projects and collaborated in three residential and commercial projects that won the Interior Design National Award (AMDI).
In Fernando’s free time, he enjoys cooking Mexican food and experimenting with international cuisine. He loves CrossFit, traveling, and is the founder of a small enterprise of hand-stitched leather goods.
B.A. Architecture, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
Hannah is the Senior Manager, Head of Operations of Wingate Hughes, ensuring the office runs smoothly and productively. Hannah’s background in performance art complements her role in human resources and staff operations. She has extensive experience in organization, executive administration, and corporate culture.
To help Wingate Hughes operate at its highest level, Hannah assists with administrative correspondence and scheduling regarding the principals of the company. She also manages documentation of company processes and serves as a liaison between the firm and clients.
Prior to joining Wingate Hughes, Hannah served as Director of Creative Projects for Ajax Union, a boutique digital marketing firm in New York. She focused on managing the personal brand of the company’s CEO. Outside of Wingate Hughes, Hannah is the Artistic Director of Neshamah, a New York City-based dance company.
M.A. Performance Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
B.A. Dance, Film Studies & Production, Hofstra University
Gloriana Ferran, Senior Manager, Accounting at Wingate Hughes, manages all daily financial and accounting needs for the firm. Her 15-year career spans roles offering audit and financial services for a variety of industries including manufacturing, real estate, and local government counties and municipalities. Gloriana’s background and skills allow her to simultaneously manage multiple projects for the firm ranging from payroll, account receivables and payables, and process refinement to policy management and invoice and collections management.
Gloriana is highly resourceful and makes smart, timely decisions that positively affect the firm’s bottom line. She also serves as a liaison for Wingate Hughes with technical and professional project teams outside of the office. Gloriana is responsible, accurate, and timely. She excels at human resource management, budgeting, cash flow management, and cost control.
Prior to Wingate Hughes, Gloriana was a senior accounting officer at Puerto Rico’s Federal Affairs Administration in Washington, DC. Gloriana is currently studying to become a CPA and can be found at her daughter’s gymnastics classes in her free time.
M.B.A. Accounting, University of Phoenix-Puerto Rico Campus
B.A. Accounting, Inter-American University of Puerto Rico-San German Campus
Debra Seay is the Administrative Assistant at Wingate Hughes, ensuring the office runs smoothly and productively. She has extensive experience in organization, office management, and personal assistance.
In addition to bringing strong personnel management and reception experience to the role, Debra assists with administrative correspondence and scheduling, human resources, all administration efforts, and contact management.
Before joining Wingate Hughes, Debra served as a marketing assistant for communication contractors and pursued courses in criminal justice.
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