Gilbert Architects Inc. was founded in 1988 by Thomas W. Gilbert, AIA, REFP. He had a simple, but powerful vision for the future of educational architecture: “design schools that serve, inspire and encourage our youth.”
Located in Lancaster, PA, our firm’s corporate headquarters is established in a renovated 12,000-square-foot building, which once housed the John DeHaven Tobacco Warehouse c.1876, and is listed in the National Historic Register. We also maintain offices in Owings Mills, MD and Ocean View, DE.
Our firm has completed over 500 feasibility studies and has designed more than 250 major renovations, additions and new facilities, and over 400 capital improvement projects valued at more than 2.7 billion dollars in total.
Gilbert Architects has been honored many times for educational design excellence, as well as for energy-efficient, sustainable building designs. We have a distinguished reputation for delivering projects on time and on, or under, budget. Nothing showcases our commitment to success better than the fact that more than 75 percent of our firm’s projects are requested by, or completed for, repeat clients.