Principal, Director of Institutional Studio
An artistic child whose earliest memories include studying buildings during car rides with his parents and drawing his own plan for their family home, Lindell Sherrill brings 40 years of innovative design experience to Wakefield Beasley’s Institutional Studio.
As the Director of the Institutional Studio, Lindell works with public sector and not-for-profit clients to alleviate the healthy tension of wanting more building components than their budgets realistically allow. He recognizes that the clients in this market require facilities that typically have higher purpose to support their community mission.
To meet these clients’ needs, Lindell leads his team to help clients develop design solutions to create facilities that far exceed the sum of their parts. In each project, his goal is simple: promote the goal of excellence in architecture while pairing realistic budgets with a healthy program of requirements.
Lindell’s institutional design experience includes globally significant structures that have provided immeasurable infrastructural improvements to clients and their daily end-users. His design work for the Army Corps of Engineers’ King Khalid Military City in Saudi Arabia created an entire military campus in the harsh desert climate that houses, educates, trains and supports the entire Saudi Army’s engineering programs. In stark contrast, Lindell’s versatile design expertise also aided in the development of the South End Zone Expansion at the University of Florida’s Florida Field – affectionately known as “The Swamp.” This project paired his passion for the Florida Gators with the great challenge of stadium expansion to create a rewarding sports experience for the more than 88,000 spectators at each University of Florida home football game.
Locally, Lindell brought this versatile large-scale design work to the residents of Johns Creek in the design of the Cecil B. Day Worship and Ministry Center at Perimeter Church. With a congregation of 4,000, Perimeter Church required an intimate setting for smaller gatherings such as weddings and acoustic concerts. Lindell developed a unique Gothic-inspired design that respected the history of the church while minimizing the visual impact of current technological trends in worship.
Lindell is eager to lead institutional clients on the challenging journey with competing demands to create versatile spaces that are both reflective of their organizational goals and exciting to view and experience.
Bachelor of Architectural Engineering Technology
Southern Polytechnic State University
Memberships & Affiliations:
Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Member, Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)