San Francisco, CA. January 19, 2018 – After 46 years with the 47-year-old firm, employee number 004, AIA Fellow, and RMW Principal Glenn Bauer announced his retirement on October 12, 2017. Glenn joined RMW in 1971 and was elected Principal in 1979, In 2011 he became co-chair of RMW Board where he also currently serves. He earned his Bachelor of Architecture with Honors at the University of California, Berkeley in 1970 before completing a Master of Architecture at Harvard University in 1971.
Glenn opened RMW’s Silicon Valley office in 1984 and was responsible for creating imaginative work and research environments for major tech companies such as Altera, Apple, Hewlett Packard, Yahoo!, Sybase, Google and LinkedIn. He has led numerous tech companies to transition from one and two-story industrial buildings into multi-story and high-rise workplaces.
Glenn’s corporate campuses and research facilities have defined the way many of the world’s leading technology companies and science-based organizations work, collaborate, and adapt to the next generation of innovators.
Glenn’s world-class laboratory spaces for major research institutions such as Genentech and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center proved his talent for shaping space to support specific technical needs for engineers, scientists, and technologists. For Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, Glenn worked intensively with computer scientists to design the Terascale Simulation Center, which accommodates the world’s then fastest supercomputers. For the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, he designed multidisciplinary research spaces to foster interaction between the Bioenergy, Structural Biology, Genomics, and Computational Crystallography groups.
As his portfolio grew, so did RMW through the legacy of programmed design that emphasizes detailed understanding of each client’s processes and culture, and shaping environments that elevate the users’ experience. Glenn’s design leadership is evident in projects within the U.S., China, Mexico, and Europe, including dozens of world-class projects representing over 20 million GSF.
Reflecting on the portfolio of his career at the November 27th farewell reception, Glenn said, “All of these projects are meaningful in some way. We’ve all decided to work in a group practice; we’re not single individuals, so each of these projects has a team associated with it who have worked hard to make it a success. When I look at these projects, I can see the team behind each one (of these projects), and that’s what I’ll remember.”