John Gering
Managing Partner

Managing Partner, AIA

“My true passion is what I call true architecture—the balancing of art and technology and how these two things come together. The result is a living, breathing building. It’s not just about the beauty of the project’s artistic side, nor the function of the project’s technical side. Rather, it’s about how the two sides came together, which can be really powerful. A lot of architecture just looks like the balance was made to work. (There’s a lot of architectural rhetoric.) At HLW, we attempt, each time, to solve a technical problem and to create a related artistic value. You achieve more than an applique by asking questions, like, “What are we trying to do?” and “How do we work together to solve the problem?” This is the integrated architecture, engineering, and interior design model.”