Foit-Albert Associates

Gwen A. Howard, RA, LEED AP

Gwen A. Howard, RA, LEED AP is Vice President of the architectural department. With over twenty-five years' experience in areas of rehabilitation, historic preservation, education and cultural projects, Ms. Howard has completed work across New York State and Western Pennsylvania. Successful projects include the Allendale Theatre, Aspire Community Health Center, numerous public schools, Lancaster Police and Courts Facility and the Buffalo Zoo, including the South American Rain Forest Exhibit, the Buffalo Zoo Entry and Gift Shop, and the much anticipated new home for polar bears, the Arctic Edge Exhibit, open in the Fall of 2015.

Ms. Howard is a certified New York State Code Enforcement Official. She sits as a member of the City of Buffalo Preservation Board, Chair of the YWCA of Western New York Board of Directors and on the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church council. She is a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Historic Preservation and attended the State University of New York at Buffalo, where she received a Master of Architecture degree.

Design Philosophy - “Good Architecture is more than just great design.  It's about listening to your clients.  They know the problems they need to solve, and it's our responsibility to define solutions that are innovative, cost-effective and beautiful at the same time.”