GREG SPIESS, AIA
Greg Spiess enjoys a wide-ranging experience in the architectural profession from planning to construction. As an NCARB Registered Architect, he has been involved with award-winning work on both coasts of the United States and abroad. Prior to working at Fielding International he has worked with Boston firms and ran his own firm, GREG SPIESS ARCHITECTURE in Rhode Island, completing private and educational projects, notably the Holyoke Community College Campus Center renovations with HKT Architects, the Hope & Main Culinary Business Incubator in Warren RI, Times Squared Academy Charter School’s Engineering Design Lab, and was consulting architect with FNI on the Middletown Public Schools.. As Senior Associate with GMI Architects he designed the Bristol Maritime Center, Cambridge Athletic Club Renovations, the Mary Draper Public Pool, the Saugus YMCA Gymnastics Center, Providence Jewish Community Center’s J-Fitness facility, and the Tennis Center for the University of Virginia.
His early career includes work in Iran, master planning the University of Baluchistan, multi-family housing, hospitals, and the urban design of two new towns. Later, in Southern California he led the firm Spiess/Wheeler Partners on mixed-use centers, residential projects and received the AIA Honor Award for the Ticketing Centers of the XXIII Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
His commitment to education has been constant as in addition the architecture ”day jobs” he has been adjunct faculty in both Schools of Architecture and Planning at the University of Southern California from 1980-94, and Design Studio and Professional Practice at Roger Williams University School of Architecture from 1996-2004. He has taught children as part of the NEA’s Architects in the Schools grants and written on education and design, featured in the book, ALTERNATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS, Gary Coates, Editor. Article with Doreen Gehry Nelson, “CBEP, A Decision-Making Approach to Education.”