November 16, 2018

Gresham Smith announces that Giovanni Cortes, LEED AP, construction administrator, Santiago Jimenez, RA, LEED AP, senior project manager and David Wurst, RA, senior architect, have joined the firm in the Fort Lauderdale office. The team is expanding to support the Aviation studio’s growth.

“We are excited to welcome Gio, Santiago and David, who will help support our continued growth and our efforts at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport,” said Ben Goebel, AIA, head of Gresham Smith’s Aviation studio in Fort Lauderdale. “The extensive terminal modernization program at the airport will touch every terminal and result in improved passenger experience and circulation. We are pleased to have three such talented, experienced professionals join this project.”

Cortes brings nearly 20 years of experience in aviation design and construction. He is a graduate of Pontificia Javeriana University where he earned a Bachelor of Architecture with an emphasis on project design and urban development. Cortes enjoys working onsite at airports, coordinating with stakeholders and partners and navigating the operational complexities. Prior to joining Gresham Smith, he spent six years working on the Terminal 4 expansion program at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. He is committed to innovation, life-long learning and creating a lasting impact through architecture and construction.

Jimenez joins with more than 20 years of experience on large scale commercial, industrial, recreational and institutional projects. He is a graduate of the University of Miami where he earned a Master of Architecture in Suburb and Town Design. Jimenez is committed to excellence in project delivery and is constants seeks to improve his professional practice.

Wurst brings 15 years of experience in institutional, commercial and government projects. He is a graduate of Auburn University where he earned a Master of Building Construction as well as a Bachelor of Architecture. Wurst is dedicated to the continued advancement of the built environment while preserving history and character in our surroundings.