BBP Promotes Four Staff Members to New Positions and Welcomes New Members to Team

Monday, February 18, 2013

Bennett Benner Pettit Architects + Planners is pleased to announce the promotion of several design team members and the addition of four new architectural designers.

Staff Promotions

Architects Amanda Schulte, AIA and R. Gannon Gries, AIA, both with the Bennett Benner Pettit since 2006, have been promoted to Senior Associates. 

Amanda served as project architect for the new LEED Gold Certified Tarrant County Jail, and is currently working on The Gatehouse at Grapevine, Lena Pope Home's new main building and Sundance Square's Westbrook, Commerce and Cassidy Buildings.

Gannon served as the project architect for Tarrant County College Trinity River East Campus (TREC) downtown and is currently serving in the same capacity on Sundance Square's new Westbrook, Cassidy and Commerce buildings, as well as renovation of the historic Land Title and Jett Buildings and the plaza at Sundance Square. Gannon is Vice Chairman of Fort Worth's Historical Landmarks Commission.

Architectural Designer Brett Cox, LEED Green Associate and Registered Interior Designer and Lighting Designer Emily Gilmore, RID were promoted to Associates within the firm. 

Brett joined Bennett Benner Pettit in 2008 after receiving his Master's degree in Architecture from Texas Tech University. He worked on the new Tarrant County Jail, Tarrant County College TRE Campus, MOLA at the Fort Worth Zoo, and Jarvis Hall at TCU. He is currently working on Sundance Square's Westbrook, Commerce and Cassidy Buildings.

Emily has a Bachelor's degree in Interior Design from Texas Christian University and has been with Bennett Benner Pettit for four years. While with the firm, she has worked on Acme Brick Corporate Headquarters, MOLA at the Fort Worth Zoo, Alcon at Wilcox Plaza, and Fischer Dining Hall at Fort Worth Country Day. She is currently working on Westlake Academy and three of the firm's latest adaptive reuse projects: 2800 Bledsoe, Magnolia | May Building and renovation of the new The Starr Conspiracy office. 

New Team Members

Brandon Burns has 12 years of architectural experience. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Architecture from The University of Texas at Austin. Brandon has been assigned to work on several projects for Bennett Benner Pettit, including BNSF's new Conference Center, Bullseye Gun Club, Augustus Plaza and the Texas Masonic Retirement Center Apartments. Brandon serves as the Fort Worth Chapter of the American Institute of Architects Design Awards Committee Chair.

Stuart Everett was previously with a Dallas firm for six years where he worked on a variety of projects including numerous municipal and recreation facilities.  He holds a Master's degree in Architecture from A&M University and a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from The University of Texas at Arlington. Stuart is providing design services on renovations of both the Land Title and Jett Buildings, the plaza at Sundance Square, Gateway Park in Sulphur, Okla. as well as Tarrant Regional Water District Pump Stations as part of the Integrated Pipeline Project. 

Ryan McGuire has a Master's degree in Architecture from Texas Tech University. He has several years of design experience and is currently working on The Gatehouse at Grapevine, Fort Worth Country Day Field House and the Magnolia | May Building. 

Kelly Heyer, LEED AP BD+C has a Master's of Architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology. She is working on Tarrant County College Math Emporiums at the Northwest and South Campuses.