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Jeff Middlebrook named Architectural Practice Leader for GMC in Tampa

February 14, 2024 · Announcements, People

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[Tampa, FL] – Jeff Middlebrook, AIA, NCARB, joins the leadership team at architecture and engineering firm Goodwyn Mills Cawood (GMC) as Tampa’s architecture practice leader. In this role, he will use his decades of experience to guide and support the current client relationships, while also scoping new opportunities throughout Tampa and the surrounding area.

“We are thrilled to have Jeff lead our Tampa team as we continue our growth in Central Florida,” GMC Regional Vice President Steve Jernigan, FAIA, said. “The Tampa Bay region and surrounding areas are critical to GMC’s expansion plans to continue offering architecture and civil engineering services, as well as additional disciplines in the near future.”

Middlebrook is a registered architect in 11 states and has nearly 40 years of experience. He specializes in aviation, sports, commercial, federal, senior living and multi-family residential architecture and is dedicated to serving clients and crafting facilities that enrich people’s lives. Some of those facilities he has had a hand in developing are the Joint Armed Forces Reserve Facility in St. Petersburg, the renowned New York Yankees Spring Training Facility in Tampa, JP Morgan Chase Bank branches throughout Florida and Georgia, the University of Central Florida’s baseball stadium in Orlando and many more.

Middlebrook’s design philosophy centers on tailoring each project to the client’s needs while considering budget constraints. His unwavering commitment to prioritizing clients, a value he has honed through his extensive career, sets him apart in his approach. His design process includes meticulous space programming, collaborative client engagement, and coordination with consultants.

“I am happy to join the team in this capacity with my career long passion to provide our clients with sound, constructible buildings that solve their needs and desires,” Middlebrook said.

GMC first expanded into Florida more than a decade ago. The firm has experienced exponential growth within the state in the last five years, now having offices in the TampaSarasota, Lutz and Pensacola. Last year, GMC’s presence in the Tampa Bay area grew significantly through the acquisition of Commercial Site Solutions (CSS), a site planning and civil engineering firm that’s worked with recognizable clients including ALDI, Lowe’s, Murphy Oil and more.

GMC has several local projects underway, most recently breaking ground on DeBary Main Street, a mixed-use development that will be a hub of connectivity, entertainment and urban living in DeBary, Florida.

With the addition of Middlebrook’s leadership and guidance, the firm hopes to continue to positively impact the local community through its architecture and engineering services.