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Roland Lemke

Roland G. Lemke, AIA, LEED AP

Design Principal



Roland Lemke serves as one of our key design leaders within our national education practice. His creative vision energizes project teams across the firm, and throughout his 25-year career, he has partnered with some of the country’s most esteemed colleges and universities. An expert at creating facilities for sports, recreation, and student and residential life, his passion shines when the interactions of design, program and campus community become a reality. One of Roland’s most celebrated traits is his authentic desire to listen first, and then to translate his observations into dynamic possibilities.

In addition to acting as a firm-wide design leader, Roland is the office practice leader for our Washington, DC office — strengthening our presence in the city and fostering new community and client relationships.

My design process is fueled by a significant amount of discovery. Long before I start developing concepts, I immerse myself in the world of the client — listening and learning from them to better understand their vision and needs. This understanding allows me to balance their programmatic needs with a strong architectural idea that creates a sense of clarity and understanding for those using the building. This clarity is apparent at all levels: from the context in which the building sits to the functionality of the interior spaces.

Roland G. Lemke, AIA, LEED AP