ANN ROSENWINKEL

GSMArchitects, Inc

SAY IT LOUD - TEXAS Exhibitor
Texas Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Sunlight filtering through structures reminds me that our work is defined by the ineffable and far greater than our human imagination. My favorite local examples are the Turrell installations and the Stations of the Cross at the Chapel of St. Basil.

ANN ROSENWINKEL

Bio:

Throughout a 26-year career, Ann has attained broad range and depth of experience that serves well in the management of complex projects. A graduate of Rice University and Texas Christian University, she brings a facet of unique experience to the GSMA team with her background working on mid-rise and high-rise residential buildings, and senior living communities. Ann leads the project team to effectively accomplish clients’ needs while bringing a well-honed design sensibility to every project.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

As I grew up among architects the consciousness was developed earlier than my memory. Currently, an awareness of how architecture is used to demoralize or uplift people inspires a professional commitment to amplify unheard voices through my work.

What do you do?

I listen to people, I study documents, and I listen and participate in all kinds of collaborative meetings. I translate this gleaning of information into designing, facilitating, and coordinating construction projects. I practice architecture.

What excites you in the work you do?

It excites me to engage with people that are outside of my bubble of comfort.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Sunlight filtering through structures reminds me that our work is defined by the ineffable and far greater than our human imagination. My favorite local examples are the Turrell installations and the Stations of the Cross at the Chapel of St. Basil.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

I love the surprise of experiencing a design built. I am thrilled when mentees get the job they want, and when they get licensed.

Featured Project Name: 

Allen Parkway Village – Alcoves on Crosby

Featured Project Location: 

Texas

Featured Project Completion Date: 

December 2023

Role in Featured Project: 

Architect

 

Featured Project Description:

The historic significance of both Allen Parkway Village (APV) and Fourth Ward, in which APV is situated in, prompted an opportunity to solidify the area’s history. The permanency of Etched Granite Stiles to document the significant events that occurred in both Fourth Ward and APV, was to signify the survival of APV in providing housing for those most in need. Both alcoves converse and complete each other in a continuous pedestrian walkway that both residents and non-residents can experience.

Photography Credit:

Petra Salameh & Andrea Balandran envisioned and created the images.