1959 - 2018
With deep sadness and a very heavy heart we must say goodbye to a dear friend and trusted colleague. Our beloved Joe Garrity passed suddenly. Joe, a principal, registered architect and our QA/QC Director, was an integral part of Array’s evolution and a mentor to a generation of architects and designers.
Joe joined Array in 1991 as a young architectural designer and Temple University graduate. Prior to earning his degree in architecture, Joe served for four years in the Air Force. Joe quickly emerged as a technical expert and thrived working on and eventually leading Array’s most complex healthcare projects. Joe’s leadership was integral to Array’s early success and expanded as we continued to grow the firm. Joe took pride in mentoring all staff, particularly those preparing for licensure. His knowledge and expertise were unparalleled, and was a trusted resource to every single person in the firm.
Among Joe's far-reaching accomplishments was the development of the firm's Quality Initiative – he developed a strong team of fellow experts, who, under his tutelage, came to have the same attention to detail and constructability. Joe was tireless in his efforts to share his encyclopedic knowledge of building codes and construction methodology, firm-wide.
We will forever be grateful to Joe. His contributions to Array are too numerous to count. He consistently stepped up for our most challenging assignments-and did so with grace, humility, good humor and an abidingly strong work ethic.
We invite you to share your thoughts and memories. Please keep Joe's family, including his wife Terry, sons Joseph, Thomas and Patrick and his grandson Anthony in your thoughts.