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GUND Partnership is an architectural and planning practice led by a team of principal architects who have worked together for more than two decades. In 2004, the firm changed its name from Graham Gund Architects to GUND Partnership, reflecting the design leadership of this core group and the collaborative culture of the firm.
Graham Gund founded the firm that bears his name in 1971. His work has received wide critical acclaim and professional recognition, and has brought the firm more than 130 awards for design excellence. Graham was educated at Kenyon College and pursued postgraduate study at the Rhode Island School of Design. He earned a Master of Architecture and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. In addition, he holds several honorary degrees. Graham is active in New England’s cultural arts and architecture communities. He is a trustee of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Institute of Contemporary Art, a former director of the Boston Society of Architects, and a former chairman of the Boston Foundation for Architecture. On a national level, he is as member of both the National Committee on Design and the distinguished College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects, and serves as a trustee of the National Building Museum, as well as the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Graham is a frequent lecturer and speaker and has written and published extensively on architecture and the arts.
David Zenk joined GUND in 1994 and was made an Associate in 1999 and a Principal in 2015. He specializes in the design of academic facilities, and has worked on several of the firm’s most significant projects including the expansion and renovation of the Thompson Library at Ohio State University and Dimond Library at the University of New Hampshire, both of which received the prestigious AIA/ALA Library Award. He oversaw a renovation and expansion of the HUB Student Union Building at Penn State University. Other significant projects include the new Horvitz Hall Studio Arts Building at Kenyon College, Rose Art Museum Lois Foster Wing at Brandeis University, and the Hathaway Brown School expansion in Shaker Heights, Ohio. David received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Minnesota School of Architecture. He is an active member and presenter at several organizations including the Society for College and University Planning, American Library Association, and Greenbuild.
Stephen has over 25 years of experience designing buildings and spaces for Independent School and Higher Education clients. His expertise includes designing modern buildings that are contextually sensitive to historic campus settings and designing athletic, learning and gathering spaces that emphasize creative thinking, collaboration and flexibility.
Stephen joined GUND Partnership in 1993 and then rejoined the firm in 2017. Before rejoining GUND, Steve managed his own firm and was a Senior Associate at ARC. Stephen's work at GUND includes the Peirce Dining Hall at Kenyon College , the Friend's Central School Science Center in Philadelphia, a Campus Master Plan and Athletic Center for Westover School in Connecticut and the Taft School Hockey Rink, Dining Hall and Art Gallery in Connecticult.
Holly Miller joined the firm in 1998 and was made a Senior Associate in 2016. She has been a key design leader for the firm’s higher education projects, managing the new Oechsle Center for Global Education at Lafayette College and construction of the award-winning Peirce Hall, Kenyon College’s main dining facility. More recently she oversaw the North Campus Housing student residences at Kenyon College. Other significant projects include the Burton Morgan Building and Campus Commons project at Denison University. Holly earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design. She participates and has presented at several organizations, including the Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium Conference, No Name Facility Planners Conference, and the National Association of College and University Food Services. She serves as a mentor for the young staff at GUND, sharing her experiences in the design field with new employees of the firm.