Catherine Noyes Joins Gresham Smith as Project Executive in Charlotte
Gresham Smith announces that Catherine Noyes has joined the firm as a project executive in Charlotte. She will work primarily with the Corporate + Urban Design and Industrial markets, with the ultimate goal of growing the scope and influence of Gresham Smith’s Charlotte office throughout the Carolinas. She brings more than 25 years of success leading business development and marketing strategy for architecture, engineering, construction and real estate development firms in the U.S., China, India and Mexico.
“Catherine has an incredibly rich history in helping A/E firms grow,” commented David King, AIA, NCARB, regional vice president at Gresham Smith. “I believe her success, and the success of the firms she’s worked with, is rooted in her keen business acumen and the creativity and people skills she brings to the job. Catherine’s expertise and enthusiasm will drive smart marketing and business development strategies, helping us expand our client base and project portfolio. She is 100% committed to making Gresham Smith the most influential A/E practice in the Carolinas, and we’re honored to have her as part of our team.”
“I’m eager to get to work and help the Charlotte office reach new heights,” said Noyes. “The Carolinas are growing quickly, and we see that corporate and industrial entities have a tremendous need for the design knowledge and experience that Gresham Smith brings to the table. It’s an exciting opportunity for me to return to the Southeast and become deeply engrained in the communities we serve to explore new opportunities for growth.”
Noyes was most recently chief marketing officer at Ghafari Associates, managing six sector brands and more than 10 locations including India, Brazil, Mexico and the Middle East. She has also served as principal and director of marketing for SSOE Group in Toledo, Ohio, managing nearly 20 sector brands in more than 25 locations including China, India and Mexico. Outside of the office, Noyes is an active member and past board member for CREW, an organization for women in corporate real estate. She is also a member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS). Noyes earned LEAN SixSigma Green Belt certification in 2011 and graduated from the University of Toledo with Bachelor’s degree in Marketing.
Gresham Smith’s Corporate + Urban Design expertise has been honed with years of project experience and continues to be a cornerstone service. The firm is currently providing architecture, interior design and engineering services to clients across industries including mixed-use, corporate and commercial office, workplace strategy and civic/public spaces. The firm’s Industrial market creates innovative and cost-effective solutions for process-driven manufacturing clients. They offer comprehensive engineering and architectural services across a wide range of industry segments including automotive, aerospace, equipment manufacturing, consumer goods production, metals and paper products.
Gresham Smith’s Charlotte office also serves clients in numerous additional market sectors including Aviation, Healthcare and Transportation. Current local projects include Novant Health’s Mint Hill Medical Center, a 377,000-square-foot expansion/renovation at Charlotte Douglas International Airport and major production facility and corporate space for Dhollandia in Gaston County. The firm is also currently designing Phase 2 of an LG Electronics manufacturing plant in Tennessee.