DLR Group expands the firm’s Higher Education studio by adding Jaime Garrido, LEED AP, CEFP, CSI, as client leader in the Southwest. His responsibilities include building client relationships, generating revenue, and identifying opportunities to partner with colleges and universities to meet their short and long-term built-environment goals. Garrido leads design teams serving clients across the southwest, including Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico. He brings a unique perspective to the studio, having a background in design, construction, and campus administration. He has led the planning, design, and management of various types of institutional facilities, including administrative, academic, wet and dry laboratories, student services, recreational centers, student housing, and auxiliary buildings. His experience includes overseeing capital planning, design and construction, physical plant operations, risk management, and sustainability at colleges and institutions across the nation.
As a Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP) and LEED Accredited Professional, Garrido combines his passion for delivering high performing buildings academically and environmentally. He is active in organizations that lead the conversation surrounding the higher education student experience through effective planning and design, including the Association of Facilities Officers in Higher Education (APPA) and SCUP.