Rich Gillern and Mark Sutherland met while studying architecture in Denmark. During their studies they bonded over a mutual admiration for Scandinavian blending of functionality and beautiful design. The Danish Design style, with its simplicity and functionalism, also made an impact. These influences frame Rich and Mark’s holistic architecture philosophy. G and S Architecture believes in designing residential, commercial, and civic buildings by weaving their customer’s vision with environmental flow to create both enduring beauty and seamless functionality.
Rich Gillern serves as President and Co-founder of G and S Architecture. Prior to that Rich ran both a residential and industrial design practice and an architectural model fabrication studio for 14 years. Rich was also a senior designer at SB Architects in San Francisco.
Rich believes every aspect of a building has a purpose that is an integral part of the whole. When designing he considers deeper contextual issues – history of place, potential future use, cultural and natural environment – as he strives to realize each client’s unique vision. He’s earned a reputation for transforming clients’ desires into holistic architectural designs that surpass expectations.
Rich holds a Bachelors of Architecture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Additional education includes studies at Denmark’s International Study Program affiliated with The Royal Danish academy.
Mark Sutherland, AIA