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Ann M. McGauran AIA, MMHC

Tennessee State Architect, State of Tennessee

Ann is an Architect with over 25 years of architectural, project management and real estate operations experience, primarily with large multi-facility institutions. Throughout her career, Ann achieved client-centered results by balancing stakeholder needs with organizational priorities. After graduating from Auburn University College of Architecture, Design and Construction with a Bachelor of Architecture, Ann spent the first half of her career working at HLM, RLF and GS&P architecture and engineering firms in Florida and Tennessee achieving licensure in both states and her NCARB certification. The second half of her career, she has worked for facility owners managing design and construction projects, guiding process improvement teams and leading various aspects of real estate operations with Vanderbilt University and the State of Tennessee. During this time, Ann received a Masterís in Healthcare Management from Owen School of Business at Vanderbilt University. In February, the Tennessee State Building Commission voted unanimously to appoint Ann as State Architect. Ann is the first woman to serve Tennessee in this capacity since the position was created in 1955. The State Architect and staff serve as support for the functions of the State Building Commission and also provide oversight for all state capital projects and real estate transactions that are under authority of the State Building Commission, to assure compliance with State statutes and policies. Ann, her husband Mick and their two sons Sean and Liam live in Nashville. Their home was built in the late 1800ís and renovated/restored by them.