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GMC employees recognized as up-and-comers in the field

February 2, 2024 · Accolades

GMC celebrates Rachel Crafton-Stiver and Bryan King.

GMC Sports Architect Rachel Crafton-Stiver, AIA, NCARB was recognized as one of ENR Southeast’s 2024 Top 20 Under 40, highlighting up-and-comers in design and construction who brighten the outlook for the industry’s future.  

Based out of GMC’s Auburn office, Rachel is a pivotal member of the team, serving as a project manager in the sports and entertainment studio. As a former college athlete, she is highly collaborative and excels at being a team player.  

Throughout her 11 years with the firm, Rachel has been a key leader on prominent projects such as the Auburn University Women’s Basketball locker room renovations, the Auburn Woltosz Football Performance Center, Birmingham’s Protective Stadium and Jacksonville State University’s Football Operations building, among other elite sports facilities.  

She is an essential member of the team and her expertise and attention to design lead to impactful results. She also serves as an adjunct professor at Auburn University’s School of Architecture and is on the board of the Auburn Opelika Running and Track Association (AORTA). Read her full profile from ENR Southeast here.

Bryan King, AICP was honored as a member of Birmingham Business Journal’s 2024 Top 40 Under 40. He joins a distinguished group of professionals making a difference in the Magic City. Bryan has been at GMC for six years and serves as a senior community planner. His work is instrumental in planning and improving communities, as he consistently strives to better the environments around him. He approaches each project with the question, “How can we enhance and foster this community?”  

Bryan has worked on impactful projects throughout the region, including improving pedestrian safety and walkability through the Birmingham Sidewalks Master Plan, instituting Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs at Birmingham schools and working with communities throughout Alabama plan for the future through comprehensive planning efforts. His genuine dedication and passion for “building communities” shows throughout his work.   

Bryan is also an Alabama Communities of Excellence team captain and a UAB Grand Challenge team member. Additionally, he was selected as a member of the Jones Valley Teaching Farm (JVTF) Good Community Food Fellowship. Read his full profile from the Birmingham Business Journal here.