Team

Gibbons Snow Architects is comprised of skilled professionals who work by the principles of mentorship, collaboration and professional growth that account for the longevity of the firm. Led by principals Greg Snow (NLAA, MRAIC) and Tina Birmingham (NLAA, MRAIC, LEED AP) and backed by a group of dedicated architects, technologists, technicians and administrators, the team provides a strong and collective local consulting expertise while using the latest innovations in technology and creative design.

Greg Snow

Greg Snow was born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador prior to moving to Halifax in 1988 to study architecture at Dalhousie University (TUNS at the time), graduated with a Masters in Architecture in 1992, and moved to Vancouver to gain extensive experience with the prominent firm NSDA Architects for the following 8 years. In 2000, Greg moved with his family back to St. John’s to work as a Project Architect with a local firm on a large institutional project, after which he decided to settle in and start his own practice. In 2002 Greg joined up with Sandy Gibbons and shortly thereafter formed Gibbons Snow Architects. Greg’s experience has been focused on institutional projects such as schools, community services buildings, government and private office buildings, and public safety buildings such as RCMP and RNC facilities. Greg is managing partner of the firm and is constantly working to grow GSA’s talented team and to provide an environment that nurtures creativity, positivity, and productivity.

 

Our built environment is everywhere. No matter how seemingly mundane the function, building design should always aspire to engage, inspire, and delight”.

Greg Snow

Principal | Sr. Architect NLAA, NSAA, AANB, AAPEI, MRAIC

Tina Birmingham

Tina Birmingham was born and raised in Newfoundland and Labrador prior to moving to Halifax in 1997 to study architecture at Dalhousie University where she received her Masters in Architecture (M.Arch) in 2003.  Tina began her architectural career with award-winning firm Montgomery Sisam Architects in Toronto from 2000 to 2002 where she discovered a passion for innovative design in healthcare and seniors’ care environments.

Tina continued to build on her experience and expertise in this sector returning to Halifax in 2003 to work with national design leader Architecture49 at a time when the province was rolling out a high number of new and innovative solutions for housing an aging population. The breadth of Tina’s experience however includes a diversity of project types and experiences including healthcare, sport and recreation, education and public institution and commercial development.

In 2014, Tina returned home to Newfoundland to work with the newly acquired office of Architecture49 in St. John’s. In 2017, she joined Gibbons Snow Architects and went on to become a partner in 2019. Tina is a very welcome addition to the firm which has been leveraged to bring us to a new level of design excellence, service and client satisfaction.

“Build positive relationships, build positive teams, and you’ll inspire creative change.”

Tina Birmingham

Principal | Sr. Architect | NLAA, NSAA, AANB, AAPEI, MRAIC, LEED AP (BD+C)

Paula Pittman

Senior architect and familiar face to the architectural community, Paula Pittman was born and raised in NL and received her Master of Architecture from TUNS, now Dalhousie University, in 1989. Her love of travel and culture led to work terms in Europe, and after graduation she lived and worked in Montreal and Germany, before moving back home to NL in 1994.

Paula built her career in some of the most significant architectural firms in the province, and her experience encompasses a myriad of building types, sizes, and complexities, from community and municipal buildings, health care facilities, institutional facilities, fire stations, multi-family residential, to office and commercial complexes. 

Paula believes each new project is an opportunity to learn, to use her skills to problem solve, to be creative, and to help her clients by creating meaningful, functional, and beautiful spaces for their needs.

“Architecture has a social agenda; it creates the very fabric of our communities and we need to have respect for this. As architects, we put the end user experience foremost in our minds when designing, and we translate client visions into facilities that contribute to healthy, active and ultimately happy communities.”

Paula Pittman

Sr. Architect | NLAA, LEED AP

Luke Godden

  • Member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Architects
  • Graduate of Dalhousie University, Master of Architecture, Bachelor of Environmental Design, 2019

Luke Godden

Intern Architect | M.Arch

Megan Burt

  • Member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Architects
  • Graduate of Dalhousie University, Master of Architecture, Bachelor of Environmental Design, 2019

Megan Burt

Intern Architect | M.Arch

Danny Wheaton

  • Graduate from College of the North Atlantic, 1999
  • Production Lead and Construction Administrator
  • With GSA since 1999

Danny Wheaton

Architectural Technologist | CET

Chris Baird

  • Member of AETTNL
  • Graduate of Memorial University of NL with Certificate, Grade II Teaching, 1979
  • Graduate of District Vocational School, Carbonear, NL, Diploma Drafting, 1980
  • Sr. Production and Construction Administrator
  • With GSA since 2007

Chris Baird

Architectural Technician | CET

Sean Dicks

  • Graduate from College of the North Atlantic, 2008
  • Production and Construction Administrator

Sean Dicks

Architectural Technologist | CTech

MICHAEL GILLINGHAM

MICHAEL GILLINGHAM

Architectural Technologist | PTECH

SHARON KIRBY

SHARON KIRBY

Administrator