Gary joined HBRA in 1984 after having worked with the Chicago firm Tigerman Fugman McCurry. After his elevation to Principal in 1988, Gary was appointed Administrative Principal and charged with managing the daily operations of the firm. Select projects under his direction include the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Chicago, Illinois, Paul Newman’s Hole-in-the-Wall Gang Camp and Performing Arts Center in Ashford / Eastford, Connecticut, and Jenkins and Nanovic Halls at the University of Notre Dame.
As Administrative Principal, Gary is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the firm. This includes all financial matters, administration of all projects from conception through completion of construction, as well as scheduling, staffing and direction of document production. He additionally assists in the coordination and direction of project engineers and collaborating specialty consultants. Gary’s responsibilities also include directing individual projects as Principal-in-Charge.
Mr. Ainge has lectured and participated in symposia and juries at the University of Notre Dame, the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Wisconsin, and the Chicago Architectural Club. His work has been published in academic journals and publications and has been featured in museum exhibitions including 1985’s seminal 150 Years of Chicago Architecture. In addition to his responsibilities at HBRA, Gary has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Architectural Club and as the Vice President of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, Chicago-Midwest Chapter.
Mr. Ainge is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.