Sanford E. Garner, 39
Founding partner, COO
BArch, Howard University
AIA, NCARB, NOMA
Co-founded firm in March 2001. Grew multidisciplinary design firm into 32-person international practice.
Oversaw acquisition of architectural division of R.W. Armstrong and the design team from firm (r)evolve.
Firm involved in several key projects: Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis Colts); Midfield Terminal parking garage and ground transportation center, Indianapolis International Airport; 83-story “Sky Tower” in Abu Dhabi (to date, world’s tallest green building); and Sorouh Tower residential tower in Danet development, Abu Dhabi.
Developing projects for Masdar City, UAE, the world’s first zero-carbon, zero-waste city.
President-elect, AIA Indianapolis chapter.
Vice president-elect, NationalOrganization of Minority Architects Board of Directors.
OFF THE CLOCK
Collect and raises orchids; particularly fond of Phrags and Gongoras.
Comic book collection exceeds 15,000 issues. Favorite characters: Wolverine, The Hulk.