Monday, January 7, 2013

David Bandy New President at Spectrum

John Garland (center) talks to a group about his downtown plans.
Spectrum Design today announced that vice president and director of design, David L. Bandy has been promoted to president, succeeding John Garland who retired from the firm on Dec. 31, 2012, in order to solely focus on his many downtown Roanoke renovation and development projects.

In addition to Bandy’s appointment, the firm also announced the hiring of John A. Missell, AIA, as Chief Operating Officer, effective Jan. 7, 2013.

David Bandy
“This is an exciting time for Spectrum Design as we look forward to what new leadership and vision will bring to the firm and our clients,” said Bandy.  “We’re grateful to John Garland for his years of leadership and dedication and wish him much success in his next chapter.  As we look ahead as a firm, we’re excited for the experience and vision that John Missell will add to our team.”

Prior to his new role as president, Bandy’s leadership and architectural vision has contributed to many of Spectrum Design’s most notable projects including the renovations to Center in the Square, the Roanoke Higher Education Center, and the O. Winston Link Museum and Roanoke Visitors Center.  His unique “design-to-teach” approach and design expertise for educational facilities has also garnered significant attention through Roanoke County school projects, including Cave Spring Middle School and Northside High School.

Prior to joining Spectrum Design, Missell served as regional director of Middle East operations in Doha, Qatar for Tetra Tech, a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. In this role, Missell led the design and planning efforts for the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, the Ras Laffan Emergency and Safety College in Qatar, and regional health centers in Ethiopia for the United States Agency for International Development.  He has also served as managing partner for Hayes Large Architects, LLP in Pittsburgh, Pa. and as a senior architect on a number of educational commissions.

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