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  • Node A: Ann Rolland

Ann Meredith Rolland

Biography 

Ann Meredith Rolland, AIA, LEED, has over 25 years of experience as an architect, with a career focused almost exclusively on the design of cultural and educational buildings. She is a registered architect in the State of New York and a LEED Accredited Professional by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Working primarily on projects in the New York City region, Rolland has extensive experience in the renovation and expansion of existing buildings, transforming spaces into new environments that enrich, enliven, and reflect the singular personality of each institution. Describing her approach to architecture as “creative logic,” she is passionate about an integrated design process, one that seamlessly incorporates sustainability, building systems and technologies, and user program.

Since joining FXFOWLE in 1997, Rolland has led the development of the firm’s Cultural/Educational Studio from its inception into a 25-person studio. As studio director, she oversees studio operations and strategies; she is also a member of the firm’s Steering Committee. In addition to her project work at FXFOWLE, she has worked with the Department of City Planning, the Landmarks Preservation Commission, and other New York City agencies in developing compliant yet forward-thinking solutions.

Volunteering time has been at the forefront of Rolland’s career and is a personal passion. She has been active in a select group of organizations, and regularly shares her knowledge and expertise on how to design better buildings and environments with the architectural community as well as with educational institutions. She is deeply committed to strengthening the profession, raising its stature, and broadening its role in the public eye, along with ensuring future generations will benefit from her experience and insight.

Rolland earned a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Architecture in 1980 and a Master of Architecture in 1982, both from Washington University.