Leadership

The successful practice of architecture is centered upon a holistic approach to design and collaboration, led by knowledge leaders who will stimulate and manage the planning process. Our firm’s principals and associates provide a wide range of industry expertise, with practice backgrounds from around the world.

William A.L. Gaudreau, AIA

CEO | President

Since joining the firm in 1981, Bill has led the firm's science and high technology design practice serving colleges and universities in research and teaching facilities, bioscience and pharmaceutical companies, state and federal laboratories across the country. In 2001, he became the firm president. His experience includes a wide range of research environments, including bio-containment, CGMP clean rooms, animal research facilities and university related research parks. His clients have included Wake Forest Medical Center, Human Genome Sciences, the National Institutes of Health, Consumer Product Safety Commission and the DEA. He holds a NCARB certificate and is a past President of AIA Baltimore.

David G. Gaudreau, AIA

COO | Senior Vice President

David is a Principal of Gaudreau, Inc. with more than 28 years of experience in the planning and design of academic, corporate and academic facilities. David has worked with numerous public and private sector k-12 school systems as well as colleges and universities. David's educational clients include the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Calvert Hall College High School, Delaware School for the Deaf, Gallaudet University, Cornell University, University of Maryland, Morgan State University and Bowie State University.

He has been a Senior Vice President since 2001 and has served as the Treasurer on the Maryland state component of the American Institute of Architects. He is a member and presenter at CEFPI, a member of SCUP and DBIA and promotes design/build and public private partnership (P3) pursuits for the firm. He also provides the on-going leadership necessary to support the technological advancement of our practice.

Randal Gaskins, AIA

Vice President | Associate Principal

Randy is an Associate Principal and design team leader with a diverse portfolio of experience composed of large scale, complex projects for corporate, research, educational and hotel clients spanning over a 30 year career. His clients include biotechnology firms, universities, public school systems, international corporations, and federal institutes. Randy's project leadership spans across all phases of the project, including programming, master planning, conceptual design, project development, documentation and construction administration. His recent clients have included the National Institutes of Health, Corporate Office Properties Trust and Wexford Science+Technology in St. Louis Missouri.

James Bartlett, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Director of Design | Associate Principal

As the Director of Design, Jim joined the firm from Canada in 1997 and has led design teams for significant and complex projects across the country for all of our industries. As a LEED accredited professional, he endeavors to integrate his knowledge into an integrated and holistic approach to energy efficient and sustainable building design. His recent projects have included the awarded Wake Forest BioTech Place in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and the State of Maryland Medical Examiner’s Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

Stephen A. Leonhardt, AIA

Associate Principal

Steve oversees project teams for science and technology facilities and office buildings, and has practiced around the world, including projects for hospitality and resorts. He joined the firm in 2007 and is an Associate Principal and Senior Project Director. Steve is a leader in the community and has served in the Boys Scouts of America for over 20 years. His recent clients have included large and complex projects in the University of Maryland BioPark and Piedmont Triangle Research Park in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Grant Jenkin, RA

Senior Associate

Grant is a Senior Associate and Project Manager with work experience in New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia as well as the US. Since joining Gaudreau in 2000, his project experience has included office, mixed-use, academic, research and institutional facilities. His project responsibilities have ranged from design development through construction documentation and construction contract administration. His clients have included the McCormick Spice Company and the Drug Enforcement Agency.

Marc G. Daemen, AIA

Senior Associate

Marc joined Gaudreau, Inc. in November of 1998 from Canada, and brings experience in a broad range of project types including commercial, institutional, recreational and award-winning residential design. As Senior Associate, Marc has been extensively involved with institutional clients, including the University of Maryland Medical Center, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Alexandria Real Estate Equities.

Esra Martin, AIA, LEED AP

Senior Associate

Esra joined Gaudreau, Inc. in 2015 has over 16 years of design and project management experience. Her background encompasses preparation of concept, schematic, and design development plans as well as construction documents for a variety of project types. Project types include: mixed-use, retail, residential, resorts and hotels, office buildings as well as education facilities.