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Gibson to Lead GS&P's Nashville Design Studio

New division vice president will broaden markets served by firm’s healthcare and corporate designers.


New division vice president will broaden markets served by firm’s healthcare and corporate designers.

Randy Gibson

NASHVILLE – Gresham, Smith and Partners has announced Randall Gibson, P.E., has joined GS&P as division vice president of the firm’s Nashville Design Studio. Gibson was formerly president of Dewberry Architects, Inc., operating out of their Chicago office. He is a 30-year veteran of the architecture and engineering industry, having focused on planning and project management for a wide range of projects. His organizational leadership and business development experience will support him in broadening the markets served by the healthcare and corporate designers in the Nashville Design Studio, as well as strengthening the firm’s project management and consulting services.

“The A/E industry is in a very dynamic period right now; it presents an exciting opportunity to leverage the firm’s previous success and explore new ventures,” comments Gibson. “Our Nashville Design Studio has some impressive differentiators and very unique experience to offer our clients. As we focus on expanding our design services, we will also work to serve as a trusted adviser to our clients through all phases of projects. I’m pleased to join GS&P and look forward to developing a practice that’s increasingly flexible, robust and energetic, and positively capitalizing on the talent of our staff.”

“Randy has dedicated much of his career to growth and development, having successfully managed many large, complex design projects while also directing a 250-person organization,” says James Bearden, chief executive officer at Gresham, Smith and Partners. “His wide-ranging experience includes business development, acquisitions, strategic planning, marketing, and financial performance. Randy’s reputation for team-focused leadership precedes him, and we’re excited to welcome him to the GS&P team.”

Gibson is a licensed structural engineer who has focused on the leadership of architectural organizations throughout his career. As president of Dewberry Architects, he specialized in institutional design services. In 2007, his firm was part of a joint-venture design team providing architectural services for the renovation of the iconic Metro Courthouse in downtown Nashville. Gibson also recently served as principal-in-charge and planner for the new $27 million, 80,000-square-foot Glenview Public Library in Glenview, Ill., a new $26 million, 126,000-square-foot elementary school for the Fremont School District in Mundelein, Ill., and the new $12 million, 33,000-square-foot Delaware County Public Library in Township, Ohio. Prior to serving as Dewberry’s president, he was midwest regional director and chief operating officer (COO).

An Ohio native, Gibson earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the University of Tennessee and completed coursework in the engineering master of business administration (MBA) program at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. He is a licensed structural engineer in Illinois and a licensed professional engineer in Illinois and Indiana.