The Future Looks Bright

By Adam Posted On 25 June 2018


Beecher Walker is pleased to announce the recent promotions of key members of its team. These individuals have proved themselves over many years and are invaluable to the success and future of Beecher Walker. Each brings to the table a different set of architectural disciplines, design sense and management style that collectively add a tremendous depth to the firm and positions it well for continued growth and diversification. In fact, never has this depth been more important as Beecher Walker embarks on its 20th year in business, marking it with an all-time high in projects in design and under construction.

Anthony Lyman, Gary Gowers and Ryan Griffiths have been named Junior Partners for the firm, and Corey Middleton and David Vaughan have been promoted to Senior Associate.

Anthony Lyman is a licensed architect, having received his Master and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from the University of Utah. Anthony started with the firm as an intern while still attending Alta High School, where he was a Sterling Merit Scholar. He is proficient in many facets of architecture and leads the firm in the area of technology and bringing new advances to Beecher Walker. Anthony is LEED accredited and is LEED Project Administrator for those projects managed in-house. In fact, his particular expertise and interest lies in contemporary and sustainable design and systems and applying that in any type of architectural situation. Anthony is currently working on several office building projects including North Slope 1, TSTAT 3 and Lehi Tech in Lehi City, among others.

Gary Gowers was one of the first employees Beecher Walker hired. With his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Utah and years of experience on the front line for the firm, Gary has proven to be a strong leader in putting together large, successful projects such as Hale Centre Theatre, Loveland Living Planet Aquarium and Legacy Village of Sugar House. Gary’s particular strengths are project development, attention to detail and construction management. In fact, Gary has had the opportunity to work with most of the State’s top contractors and understands the importance and need for a strong relationship between the Owner, Architect and Contractor to carry out a successful project. Currently Gary is working on the addition of the Living Planet Aquarium Event Plaza, a Marriott TownePlace Suites and the Hale Centre Theatre Performance Academy.

Ryan Griffiths earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from BYU. Having been with Beecher Walker for the last 13 years, Ryan has developed a particular expertise and has taken the lead in designing and managing construction of world class assisted living and skilled nursing facilities throughout the Mountain West region. He also designs hotels and restaurant space for the firm. Such award-winning projects include Legacy Village of Sugar House, Sagewood at Daybreak, and Ruth’s Chris and Tsunami restaurants. Ryan has become known among his peers for excellence in architectural design, space planning, knowledge of building codes and construction systems. Currently Ryan has approximately a million square feet of assisted living in design and under construction in Utah, Nevada, Alaska, and Arizona, with hotels being designed and built in Utah and Arizona.

Corey Middleton is a licensed architect, receiving his Master and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from the University of Utah. Corey has a strong eye for design and is an accomplished photographer. One of his greatest strengths is his ability to problem solve and subsequently put great projects together. Corey is particularly adept with clients and helping them achieve their vision for their projects. With an expertise in multi-family, assisted living, and office projects, Corey has proven a valuable asset to the firm. Corey is currently working on projects from Centerville, UT to Scottsdale, AZ including Hampton Inn West Valley, Radcliffe Hotel Moab, Legacy Office Building II, Legacy Village of Salt River Assisted Living and KSL Office Remodel.

David Vaughan is a licensed architect, having received his Master and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from University of Arizona. David has a vast knowledge and understanding of Revit, its applications and how it has changed architecture. He has a great eye for design but at the same time is a stickler on making sure all the details are put into a project. From his upbringing in the south studying vernacular southern architecture to his graduate studies in the arid southwest to his work with Beecher Walker, has led David to being a critical thinker, solutions driven architect and is a true asset to the firm. Currently David is working on SOJO Station Office II, Freedom Blvd. Office, Irvine Business Park and Hyatt Place Anchorage.

“I have a tremendous respect for these individuals and their contributions to our firm here-to-date and have no doubt they will lead the way for Beecher Walker for years to come,” said Lyle Beecher, Managing Partner/CEO of Beecher Walker.  And as Jory Walker, Managing Partner/President added, “These talented architects, designers and managers are true leaders—exactly what we need to tackle the shear amount of projects in design and under construction—and exactly what we need to ensure the innovative and imaginative designs Beecher Walker is known for remains at our core.”