About gLAs Architects

gLAs Architects, LLC, represents the combined resources of two prominent firms who joined forces in 1992, TMA Architectural Group and Martin, Schultz and Geyer.  The origins of these two firms date to 1967 and 1946, respectively.  The firm is a Limited Liability Company led by Principals Trace A. Ward, AIA, and Walter R. Gresl, AIA.  James M. Lewis AIA is a Senior Associate and Jonathan S. Price, AIA, is an Associate in the firm. All are Oregon Registered Architects. 

We offer a complete range of architectural services including long range planning, programming, facility analysis, feasibility studies, master planning, design, production of construction documents, and administration of the construction process.

Our firm focuses on a diverse range of project types, including both public and private work. Our resume includes numerous projects for K-12 and higher educational clients, multifamily and student housing, commercial office buildings, retail , and institutional projects.

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We are a full-service firm and have the necessary capabilities to master plan multi-million dollar facility complexes, as well as enthusiastically assist in maintaining and renovating our clients’ existing facilities.  Our long history of involvement in the activities of our clients allows us to also become actively involved in budgetary planning and the formulation of long-range facility objectives.

Many of our projects involve renovations and additions to existing facilities.  We find these projects are often more challenging than new construction because of the need to respond to existing conditions and systems, achieve code compliance, and maintain operations during construction.

We have a reputation as careful listeners and resourceful designers who work diligently to maximize the impact of limited project funds.  Most of our work is performed for repeat-work clientele.  We find that the most successful marketing approach is to simply sustain long term relationships through consistently meeting or exceeding expectations.

The members of our firm are highly committed to maintaining these long-term relationships and providing the highest level of personalized service.