AIA, LEED AP
B.Arch 1994 University of Oregon
Brendan Guerin is a founder of Guerin Glass Architects and brings to the practice extensive experience in a broad range of project types and scale. Since graduating, Brendan has gained experience in all aspects of the profession including: residential design/ build, furniture and product design, commercial/residential development, K-12 and higher education, research technology, health care and master planning. Through the diversity of his experience, Brendan has come to believe that the most successful projects are the result of a highly collaborative design process. To this end, he is committed to the production of architecture that is derived from a highly interactive discourse between architect, client, consultants and builders. Prior to forming Guerin Glass Architects, Brendan was a project manager for Rafael Vinoly Architects and most recently was the Senior Project Designer for the New York office of Perkins & Will.
AIA, LEED AP
B.Arch 1998 University of Oregon
Founding Principal Scott Glass has been involved in the design and building professions on multiple levels from an early age. Prior to forming Guerin Glass Architects, he had been working at Rafael Vinoly Architects as the project lead on the expansion of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Scott was a founding partner at BDDW, Inc., a design, manufacturing and retail firm focused on highly crafted installations and furniture. Previously, he worked at Rogers Marvel Architects - where he was project architect for a number of intricately designed residential and institutional projects.
Shawn L Ruddy
Shawn L Ruddy
BArch the Catholic University of America 1995
Starting his career as a design architect in Washington DC with The Lessard Group, Shawn managed the architectural side of construction on commercial, retail and residential works. With a move to New York City in 2000, Shawn worked at Perkins + Will Architects, where he advanced to become one of the firm’s technical leads. After working in their K-12 and Higher education studios for nearly 7 years, Shawn joined Guerin Glass Architects in 2007 as technical director and senior project manager.
Shawn, with Scott Glass and Brendan Guerin, founded Composite Fabrication + Construction in 2010. Shawn is responsible for the management of CF+C and the technical direction of GGA – unifying design and construction and allowing both companies to experiment with construction techniques, implement sustainable practices and research methodologies and integrate knowledge into the work of both companies.
B.S.A.S University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2003
M.Arch University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2006
Born and raised in Chicago, Esther moved to NYC and joined the Guerin Glass team in 2006. She has since developed a varied background in residential, hospitality and commercial design, and serves as project architect on some of the firm’s largest and most complex work.
Esther also intends to see the Cubs win an NL pennant in her lifetime.
Malcolm began his career in the UK gaining experience in commercial, mixed-use and residential projects, including large scale developments in London. During this period he worked for several years with SOM in design, technical and project management roles. Since moving to the US Malcolm has acted in senior architectural positions in project and design management, with a specialization in hospitality and mixed-use including resort, hotel and casino projects in the US and overseas.
AIA, LEED AP BD+C
M.Arch, Rhode Island School of Design
B.A Stanford University, Urban Studies and Comparative Literature
Claire has been navigating the complexities of designing and building in New York City since 2004. She has experience with a wide range of project types and scales, from new mixed use and residential buildings to intricately detailed renovations and installations. In addition to her professional work, she has completed research, and maintains a strong interest in, rainwater harvesting infrastructure and the cultivation of community through the act of building and sharing resources. Though she has called NYC home for quite a while and loves to travel every chance she gets, Claire is originally a product of Austin, TX and will still drop everything for a little steel guitar and a Shiner.
BFA Hunter College 1999
Lawrence grew up in Manhattan, and worked as an artist assistant for several different New York artists, learning how to weld, cast, and carve stone. He learned the ropes of construction and the physicality of things from the bottom up, while attending Hunter College and earning a BA in fine arts/art history. Lawrence has been building New York apartments and businesses since 2004. His attention to detail and commitment to executing the architects’ and clients’ visions, have earned him a respected reputation among both.Having collaborated with GGA on numerous projects in the early 2000’s, he eagerly joined Composite Fabrication and Construction as a Senior Project Manager in 2012.
D.P.L.G at National Superior Architecture School of Paris-Malaquais, France, 2007
Born and raised in Paris, she moved to NYC and joined the Guerin Glass team in 2015. For seven years, she has processed a wide range of multi-scale and varied programs, providing original, relevant, innovative solutions and so leading a number of successful projects.
B.Arch Pratt Institute 2014
Originally from Kyiv, Ukraine, Sasha graduated with highest honors from Pratt Institute, and has been with Guerin Glass since 2014.
M.Arch MIT 2011
After graduation, she relocated to Hawaii to explore the real life applications of her thesis work on bamboo construction. Loving the island life and interested in gaining more technical experience in the field, she joined G2 in 2013 and is currently assisting with CA of the Ritz Carlton in Waikiki.
M.S. Arch. in Built Ecologies Center for Architecture Science & Ecology 2012
B.Arch. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 2011
Originally from San Antonio, Texas Jessica has been in Yankee territory since 2006 and has been a member of Guerin Glass Architects since 2013. With a background in sustainable technology and design, Jessica is interested in dreaming up ecologically-driven façade and building systems. Outside of the office, she likes to explore NYC, volunteer at Brooklyn Bridge Park, spend time with friends, and get out of Gotham for new adventures.
M.Arch University of Oregon 2014
Brandon joined Guerin Glass as a junior architect in 2014. His passion for design has allowed him to gain experience working at firms in Europe and the US. He also has 3 years of experience designing and manufacturing custom furniture which has given him a strong understanding of materials and tectonics.
B.Arch Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 2015
B.Arch NJIT 2011
Moe Elsayed graduated with honors from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Since joining Guerin Glass in 2009, Moe has been overseeing as well as collaborating with colleagues on a number of commercial/residential developments as well as hospitality projects. In addition to his architectural input, Moe brings an in depth knowledge of digital design and computer science, allowing GGA to implement cutting edge technologies that improve efficiencies and promote integration to current office workflows.
B.Arch American University of Beirut, 2013
B.Arch NJIT 2011
Born, raised and schooled in New Jersey, Michael has been working at GGA since 2008.
B.Arch The University of Texas at Austin
Originally from Texas, Jorge has been a member of Guerin Glass Architects since 2013. An interest in digital design and fabrication provides a basis for Jorge’s workflow and design aesthetic. In his free time, Jorge enjoys exploring The City, building models, and scuba diving.
B.Sci.Arch Florida A&M University
Richard has been involved in the building design and construction industry in Hawaii since 2001, both on the architectural and construction sides of the spectrum. He brings a pragmatic ability to translate design intent to constructability, and enjoys working with the entire project team to see the project through from drawings to completed construction. Richard joined GGA in 2017 to assist the CA phase effort on Phase 2 of the Ritz Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach.
BFA Interior Design Pratt Institute 2012
Born on the island of Taiwan, Judy lived and studied in California Bay Area and has been living in New York City since 2007. She is an interior architectural designer with a passion for problem solving and creating functional and beautiful spaces.
Bachelor of Arts in English and Film Studies, Boston College, 2008
B.Arch Auburn University 2014
Originally from Alabama, Lucas moved to Brooklyn and has been a member of Guerin Glass since 2015. Having spent time designing and constructing houses in the rural South, Lucas is interested in creating modern buildings with vernacular sensibilities.
BFA Environmental + Interior Design Chaminade University
Born in Korea and raised on the island of Oahu, Derek’s love for nature and passion to seek new opportunities led him to join the Guerin Glass team in 2015. He enjoys surfing, exploring the island, and painting.
Doctor of Architecture, University of Hawaii at Manoa 2014
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Portland State University 2007
Willa has experience in a variety of project types, from programming for clients with multi-faceted needs to small scale renovations in complex medical environments and master-planning mid-size communities. She is interested in questions probing the interplay of design and behavior and has completed research on the topic. In her spare time, she enjoys boogie boarding small waves and shouting at movies in theaters full of people.
B.Arch, Pratt Institute 2011
Michael joined GGA in 2011, and is dedicated to continually evolving as a designer and architect. On his own time, Michael enjoys competing in national and international regattas with his crew team, The DCH Racing Club.
BDes (Architecture)(Hons) Queensland University of Technology 2011
M.Arch Queensland University of Technology 2013
Originally from New Zealand and schooled in Australia, Zach joined the Guerin Glass team in 2014. Outside of the office, Zach is a passionate rugby fan and active player.