Architects Lewis + Whitlock Announce Our Newest Associates

Architects Lewis + Whitlock, a regional architecture, planning, and interior design studio, is thrilled to announce the promotions of Brian Gladden, Sarah Ashcroft, MID and Matt Persinger, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, who have performed exceptional service to our clients, the community, our projects and have each made a unique impact on the studio and continue to elevate its success through their contributions. Brian, Sarah and Matt are all being elevated to Associate. Please join us in congratulating them for their commitment to fostering innovation and enriching the built environment through inspiring architecture.

Brian Gladden brings eagerness, enthusiasm and experience with residential, commercial and educational projects that span all sizes and budgets. He believes in blending architecture with the municipal fabric, integrating surroundings, local lifestyle and sustainable design practices. He enjoys working with clients to establish innovative ways for them to use their space. His belief that architects have a social, environmental and economic responsibility propels him to realize the true value of each project. Brian is leading efforts to enhance the State of Florida Capital Complex– Waller Park. He is currently on the path to obtaining his architectural license, and when he’s not working or studying, we find him DJing, producing films, building cool things with LEGO bricks, or racing cars.

Sarah Ashcroft, MID, has a master’s degree in interior design and brings over ten years of professional experience. She creates elegant, innovative and cohesive environments while providing a sense of direction and flow, supporting the building’s purpose and people. Sarah offers a wholesome mix of artistic, creative and technical skills with an ambitious spirit, attention to detail and production and product knowledge. She has played a key role in designing and delivering projects in Tallahassee, FL and Thomasville, GA – most notably Thomasville National Bank main branch executive offices and the Waller Park West Entry Security Station located at the State of Florida Capitol Building. Outside the office, Sarah loves photography, traveling, mom life and cheering on our FSU Seminoles.

Matt Persinger, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a licensed architect and LEED Accredited Professional who joined our team over a year ago. He is a Project Manager with a Master’s degree from Yale University and over 12 years of high-quality architectural experience in several U.S. regions. After stints in Illinois, Oregon, and Mississippi, Matt and his wife and kids moved to Tallahassee to be closer to family. As an architect, his resolve that each project should elevate the experience of all who encounter the project and be executed with excellence in design and craft adds another voice to the established values of our firm. Matt is currently developing plans for the Tallahassee Police Department and Safety Campus and working with Capital City Bank to design a progressive and modern office building. Bringing his expertise and innovative thinking to the table, Matt is excited to grow ALW’s capacity for doing great work and developing strong relationships in the Tallahassee community.

Congratulations, Brian, Sarah and Matt!