director photoGary M. White is the Director of the Office of Architecture and Planning. A member of the American Institute of Architects, Gary will serve as the campus architect and be the initial point of contact for renovation and remodeling requests, as well as for the current drawing database for the UTHSC main campus in Memphis.

As the architect of record, Gary is responsible for the qualitative development of the Memphis campus, as well as for the implementation, monitoring and evolution of the approximately 3.5 million square feet of space in the more than 40 campus buildings that comprise UTHSC in Memphis. He serves as the liaison between the university and professional design and construction consultants, and maintains contacts with governmental agencies, professional organizations and other educational institutions to aid and foster physical planning activities.

Previously, Gary led master planning efforts for FedEx Express hubs located in Memphis, Paris, France, Frankfurt, Germany, and Guangzhou, China. Born in Seville, Spain, and raised in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, he holds a Bachelor or Architecture degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Western Governors University.