Little News from 2013

Little Receives Prestigious Firm of the Year Award

Little has been honored  with the 2013 Firm of the Year Award from the North Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. This award is the highest honor the Chapter can bestow upon a firm.  The Firm of the Year Award recognizes a North Carolina firm that has consistently produced quality architecture with a verifiable level of client satisfaction for a period of at least 10 years, and has an established presence in this state.Founded in 1964, Little is committed to creating a better future through its work. “That’s why we’re committed to building an increasingly diverse firm, made up of people with different areas of expertise, from different cultures and generations, with different talents, experiences and passions, said Phil Kuttner, Little’s Chief Executive officer. “It is at those intersections, where the next breakthrough ideas will emerge.”

Little Adds Director of Design for Workplace Practice

Charlotte, NC

David Crabtree has joined the firm as a Director of Design in Little's Workplace Practice. With more than 12 years experience in award winning design and construction, Dave's diverse body of work includes office, mixed-use, retail, education, community and healthcare projects.  He will lead a team of architects and designers dedicated to office and workplace design. 

Meet Little's New Structural engineering Studio Principal

Charlotte, NC

Little is pleased to announce that Bryan Starr has joined the firm as Studio Principal of the Structural engineering team. With over 14 years of experience, Bryan will lead a diverse team of dedicated engineers and designers focused on breakthrough ideas that maximize building performance.   

Bryan's international expertise includes the design of project types such as educational, healthcare, hospitality, civic, retail and office.

Little Adds Studio Principal for Retail Practice

Washington, DC

Janey Gregory has joined Little as a Studio Principal for the firm’s retail practice. Located in our DC office, Janey will be responsible for advancing the retail practice in the Mid-Atlantic market and beyond.   

During her 27 years of experience, Janey has participated in and led the design of many award winning projects, including Reston Town Center. She returns to the US from three years in Shanghai, China, where she was designing large-scale, mixed-use development all over mainland China. Her expertise includes specialty-retail, shopping malls, entertainment venues, resorts and master planning.

Little Sports Shirts and Shares 168 Nights for Ronald McDonald House of charlotte

Charlotte, NC

On April 26, over 30, 000 people across North Carolina will “sport” a $10 Ronald McDonald House (RMH) t-shirt in order to “share” a one night stay for a family in need at the Ronald McDonald House.  Over 160 of those who will be participating in the “Sport a Shirt, Share a Night Campaign” work at Little, a national architecture and design firm based in charlotte. Little has been a proud supporter of the Ronald McDonald House of charlotte from the very beginning. In addition to providing comprehensive, pro bono design services for the Ronald McDonald home, several of its employees serve as volunteers for the organization. 

Little Wins Two AIA charlotte Citation Awards

Charlotte, NC

AIA charlotte recently held its 2013 Design Awards Gala. Two of Little's projects, Founders Federal Credit Union Headquarters and Adventist Health System Headquarters, were recognized with Citation Awards. 

Little Adds Workplace Strategy Expert

Durham, NC

Little is pleased to announce that Tia Walle has joined the firm’s durham office as a member of its FM Strategies studio, a team focused on facilities planning and space management. Tia will focus her efforts on introducing workplace strategy solutions to Little's clients, including program development, work flow optimization, and change management.  

“Increasingly, organizations are welcoming an alternative workplace to better serve their employees' work-styles as well as optimize and better utilize their real estate, ” said Susan Hensey, Partner and FM Strategies Studio Principal. “Tia brings to Little a proven track record of success in this critical arena of service offerings.”   

Williams Begins Term as AIA Charlotte Section President

Charlotte, NC

Jim Williams, Partner and National Director of Design at Little, has started his term as president of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) charlotte Section. Jim will spend the next year continuing to focus on the following goals: Fostering the Next Generation of architects; Engaging the Public and demonstrating the impact that architecture has on the community; and Pushing Sustainability.   

This is Jim’s fourth year o  the AIA charlotte Section Executive Committee. He is also involved with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and is an active volunteer in the College of architecture at UNC charlotte.

Little Adds National Director of Engineering

Charlotte, NC

Little is pleased to announce that Jeff Roman has joined the firm as its National Director of engineering. In this capacity, Jeff will ensure that Little’s comprehensive engineering expertise serves as a catalyst for breakthrough ideas that maximize building performance. His fifteen years of experience encompasses a wide range of project types, including commercial workplace, retail, civic, education and mixed-use.

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