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Our COVID-19 Response

We recognize this is a time of uncertainty for so many individuals and companies across the world. What remains absolutely certain for us is that our people and our clients are always our number one priority. As part of Little’s standard operating procedure, we have the infrastructure, resources and processes in place to enable us to work anywhere, any time.

On top of that, we have a concrete plan to address the fluid conditions around the COVID-19 virus and remain diligent while making adjustments as needed.

Above everything, we stay committed to elevating the performance of our people and our clients.

Little Introduces Workplace Consulting Studio

Little’s FM Strategies Studio has rebranded and relaunched as the Workplace Consulting Studio. With the rapid change of pace in the corporate real estate industry, we are expanding and realigning services to properly support our clients’ needs. We will continue to provide exceptional workplace advisory services to create client value, advise on the best solutions, and demonstrate how they can effectively leverage real estate technologies. Our services include:

  • IWMS Selection + RFP Development
  • Advanced IWMS Configuration and Integration
  • Ongoing IWMS Support
  • Utilization Studies
  • Portfolio Optimization
  • Occupancy Planning
  • Migration Planning
  • Measurement Surveys
  • Change Management
  • Workplace Strategy
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CoreNet features Symantec Case Study

The March issue of The Leader, CoreNet Global's publication focused on corporate real estate and workplace, highlights an article written by our own Carolyn Rickard-Brideau. The article focuses on the Symantec headquarters and its pursuit to be the first WELL certified project in Silicon Valley, CA.

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Little Recognizes New Partners, Senior Associates and Associates

Multiple Locations

Little is excited to announce its appointment of four new Partners, six new Senior Associates and 21 new Associates. Partners are recognized for their deep commitment to outstanding client service, market-leading expertise, innovative design solutions and exemplary project quality. Senior Associates and Associates are honored for exemplifying what makes Little a great place to work, such as drive for quality, ability to bring bold ideas and going above and beyond for clients/teammates.


Michael Coates, AIA – Coates, Director of Design in Little’s Durham office, has over 20 years of experience in designing award winning workplace, community, healthcare and retail projects.

Thomas Carlson-Reddig, AIA, LEED AP– Carlson-Reddig, Global Practice Leader of Little’s Community Practice, has over 30 years of experience focusing on higher education, civic, schools and justice projects.

Jim Hair, NCIDQ, LEED AP – Hair, President of Little’s Orlando office, has over 25 years of experience. He is responsible for the strategic growth and development of the Workplace, Healthcare, Community and Retail market sectors in the Florida Market.

Daniel Montano, LEED AP – Montano, a Creative Director in Little’s Retail Practice, has 20 years of experience in the orchestration of research, strategy, branding, interiors and graphic communication for today’s retailers.

Senior Associates

Rebecca Edwards, Barsin Bet Govargez, Julie Hecksher, Jason Slatinsky, Bryan Starr and Melissa Taylor


Lauren Abruzzo, Geoff Acker, David Blankford, Kristen Caddell, Casey Cline, Jim Cordova, Zak Cullinan, Emily Dallmeyer, David Dreyer, Jenna Elkins, Courtney Fain, Christie Giemza, Haley Heim, Dwight King, Peter Panchev, David Phan, Joel Setzer, Terra Sherlock, Matt Smith, Kristen Spears and Judi Yarborough 

Little Wins in Architecture at Zero Competition

Charlotte, NC

Little is pleased to announce that it has received top honors in the 2016 Architecture at Zero competition for zero net energy (ZNE) building design. Little received a Merit Award for its net-positive energy, student housing design at the San Francisco State University campus. Pacific Gas and Electric Company and the American Institute of Architects, California Council, sponsored this year's competition which received 60 entries focused on energy efficiency and onsite renewable energy.

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Tavistock: One of Florida's Healthiest Buildings

Orlando, FL

Little's Orlando office recently completed the 16,000 sf headquarters office of Tavistock, designed to the new International Well Building Institute standard. The workspace not only impacts its surrounding environment, but also the health of those who work there. For more details about the project and the Well Building Standard, click on the PDF to view an article that appeared in the Orlando Business Journal.

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IIDA Carolinas and AIA Orlando Awards

Charlotte, NC, Orlando, FL

Little has been presented with six prestigious project awards. The IIDA Carolinas Chapter honored Little's design for Charlotte Center City Partners with Best Small Corporate design as well as the Best In Show award! AIA Orlando also announced its annual design award winners. Little's design for the downtown Credo coffee shop won an Award of Honor. Our design of Fairwinds Credit Union, Castro Private Health Medical Office and Dewberry Architecture & Engineering office received Awards of Merit.

Are You Maximizing Your Largest Investment?

Charlotte, NC

Director of Design Dave Crabtree recently spoke at IFMA's World Workplace. During his presentation Dave discussed how a company's real estate strategy can maximize its #1 investment - people. When comparing quality vs. quantity of space, a strategy focused on the complete work environment could save a company of 1,000 people $22 million per year. A traditional real estate strategy focused on sf/person savings would only save $2M per year. Based on this, investing in the complete workplace environment with a focus on employees has 11x more impact than the traditional real estate strategy and matters to the ROI bottom line. Want to learn more? Take a look at his presentation.

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Little and NTD Architecture Join Forces

Los Angeles

Little is excited to join forces with and welcome the NTD Architecture team.  Together, through a nationwide Community Practice, Little and NTD bring clients:

Deep Local Expertise in the California Market

Proven Relationships

International Experience

Insights into Emerging Trends 

With the addition of this team, Little will strengthen its National Community Practice to make powerful contributions in shaping the future of school, college/university and civic environments.

Little Appoints Workplace Global Practice Leader

Little is pleased to announce that Andre Bellerjeau has joined the firm as Global Practice Leader for Workplace. Andre has more than 20 years of industry experience on national and international projects including core and shell buildings, corporate headquarters, interiors and workplace consulting.

Andre will be located in Little’s Washington, DC office, where he will engage with the entire Workplace Practice to achieve quality growth in each of Little’s existing studios and offices, while elevating the firm’s reputation in thought leadership, innovation and breakthrough ideas.

Little and Wilkerson Associates Architects Join Forces

Charlotte, NC

Little is excited to join forces with and welcome the Wilkerson Associates Architects team. Wilkerson is a Charlotte, NC architecture firm with more than 35 years of experience in the planning and design of healthcare facilities. With the addition of this team, Little will strengthen its healthcare expertise firm-wide to build a progressive, national healthcare practice that makes powerful contributions to create a better future for people.

James Farnell Named RDI Member of the Year

Los Angeles, CA

James Farnell, Creative Director in Little's Los Angeles office, has been named the Retail Design Institute's Member of the Year.  James is President of the Southern California Chapter and is recognized for his extraordinary contributions to the Institute.  The award acknowledges a Fellow, Professional, Associate or Allied Member who has contributed most significantly to furthering the missions of Retail Design Institute during a calendar year.  James has spent over 20 years working in multi-disciplinary design studios renowned for their creation of world-class integrated retail environments.

Little Receives Prestigious Firm of the Year Award

Little has been honored  with the 2013 Firm of the Year Award from the North Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. This award is the highest honor the Chapter can bestow upon a firm.  The Firm of the Year Award recognizes a North Carolina firm that has consistently produced quality architecture with a verifiable level of client satisfaction for a period of at least 10 years, and has an established presence in this state.Founded in 1964, Little is committed to creating a better future through its work. “That’s why we’re committed to building an increasingly diverse firm, made up of people with different areas of expertise, from different cultures and generations, with different talents, experiences and passions, said Phil Kuttner, Little’s Chief Executive officer. “It is at those intersections, where the next breakthrough ideas will emerge.”

Little Adds Director of Design for Workplace Practice

Charlotte, NC

David Crabtree has joined the firm as a Director of Design in Little's Workplace Practice. With more than 12 years experience in award winning design and construction, Dave's diverse body of work includes office, mixed-use, retail, education, community and healthcare projects.  He will lead a team of architects and designers dedicated to office and workplace design. 

Meet Little's New Structural engineering Studio Principal

Charlotte, NC

Little is pleased to announce that Bryan Starr has joined the firm as Studio Principal of the Structural engineering team. With over 14 years of experience, Bryan will lead a diverse team of dedicated engineers and designers focused on breakthrough ideas that maximize building performance.   

Bryan's international expertise includes the design of project types such as educational, healthcare, hospitality, civic, retail and office.

Little Adds Studio Principal for Retail Practice

Washington, DC

Janey Gregory has joined Little as a Studio Principal for the firm’s retail practice. Located in our DC office, Janey will be responsible for advancing the retail practice in the Mid-Atlantic market and beyond.   

During her 27 years of experience, Janey has participated in and led the design of many award winning projects, including Reston Town Center. She returns to the US from three years in Shanghai, China, where she was designing large-scale, mixed-use development all over mainland China. Her expertise includes specialty-retail, shopping malls, entertainment venues, resorts and master planning.

Little Sports Shirts and Shares 168 Nights for Ronald McDonald House of charlotte

Charlotte, NC

On April 26, over 30, 000 people across North Carolina will “sport” a $10 Ronald McDonald House (RMH) t-shirt in order to “share” a one night stay for a family in need at the Ronald McDonald House.  Over 160 of those who will be participating in the “Sport a Shirt, Share a Night Campaign” work at Little, a national architecture and design firm based in charlotte. Little has been a proud supporter of the Ronald McDonald House of charlotte from the very beginning. In addition to providing comprehensive, pro bono design services for the Ronald McDonald home, several of its employees serve as volunteers for the organization. 

Little Wins Two AIA charlotte Citation Awards

Charlotte, NC

AIA charlotte recently held its 2013 Design Awards Gala. Two of Little's projects, Founders Federal Credit Union Headquarters and Adventist Health System Headquarters, were recognized with Citation Awards. 

Little Adds Workplace Strategy Expert

Durham, NC

Little is pleased to announce that Tia Walle has joined the firm’s durham office as a member of its FM Strategies studio, a team focused on facilities planning and space management. Tia will focus her efforts on introducing workplace strategy solutions to Little's clients, including program development, work flow optimization, and change management.  

“Increasingly, organizations are welcoming an alternative workplace to better serve their employees' work-styles as well as optimize and better utilize their real estate, ” said Susan Hensey, Partner and FM Strategies Studio Principal. “Tia brings to Little a proven track record of success in this critical arena of service offerings.”   

Williams Begins Term as AIA Charlotte Section President

Charlotte, NC

Jim Williams, Partner and National Director of Design at Little, has started his term as president of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) charlotte Section. Jim will spend the next year continuing to focus on the following goals: Fostering the Next Generation of architects; Engaging the Public and demonstrating the impact that architecture has on the community; and Pushing Sustainability.   

This is Jim’s fourth year o  the AIA charlotte Section Executive Committee. He is also involved with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and is an active volunteer in the College of architecture at UNC charlotte.

Little Adds National Director of Engineering

Charlotte, NC

Little is pleased to announce that Jeff Roman has joined the firm as its National Director of engineering. In this capacity, Jeff will ensure that Little’s comprehensive engineering expertise serves as a catalyst for breakthrough ideas that maximize building performance. His fifteen years of experience encompasses a wide range of project types, including commercial workplace, retail, civic, education and mixed-use.

Little Names Leader for LA Interior architecture Studio

Los Angeles, CA

David Oh has joined Little as a leader for the firm's Interior architecture Studio. He will be located in the firm's Los Angeles office and will be responsible for advancing the interiors practice throughout the surrounding  market. 

David's experience covers a number of project types including commercial office, healthcare, biotech/biomedical telecommunications and data center facilities. His international portfolio includes projects in China, Singapore and Puerto Rico.

Little Names Team Leader for Community Studio

Durham, NC

Little is pleased to announce that Shane Webster has joined the firm's durham office as a team leader in its community practice.  

With extensive expertise in the design of higher ed and K-12 facilities, Shane will continue to advance Little's commitment to enhancing educational  opportunities in the durham market. Some of his notable clients include UNC Chapel Hill, Campbell University, NC State University, University of North  Carolina at Pembroke and East Carolina University.

The Learning Lodge Receives Citation of Excellence Award

Charlotte, NC

The Learning Lodge at Grandfather Mountain has received a Citation of Excellence  Award from Learning By Design magazine, a publication that showcases innovative school and university design and construction projects. Recognized for its innovative design, The Learning Lodge is one of only seven projects to receive a Citation of Excellence Award in the fall design competition.   

Little designed the soon-to-be built Learning Lodge, which will be the first ever zero-energy public building in North Carolina and one of the largest  in the US. To be built on an international biosphere reserve, the project incorporates a number of energy-efficient technologies, including a  ground-coupled geothermal system, a radiant floor system, a solar thermal array and rainwater collection tanks

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