Gregory Splinter AIACo-founder and PartnerYowza Architects
Gregory Splinter is a thought leader in design, an architect, an artist, and a poet. Practicing as an Architect-Urban Designer, Gregory facilitates ‘Intuitive Design’ workshops for individuals and teams seeking an open-mind, open-heart, open-will approach to creative problem solving. During a typical workshop, Gregory guides learners in an intuitive approach to design and to discern a better possible outcome - primarily in matters of urban design, architecture, business decision-making, community development, and personal growth. During these workshops, Gregory teaches individuals and teams to move past their own personal agendas to seek collaborative group clarity, gaining insight to an enlightened decision beyond the means of any one individual. Using raised awareness techniques, art, and contemplative practices, learners connect with their own intuitive abilities to lead with clear insights into the emerging future. As a younger, ‘impractical idealist’, Gregory pursued these possibilities with Charles W. Moore, FAIA, as his mentoring architect, that a more humane architecture could be conceived from the heart rather than solely by the rational mind. This quest led to his Master of Architecture - Urban Design thesis subject of study, now called ‘Intuitive Design’. From ‘impractical idealist’, today Gregory considers the use of one’s intuition as ‘practical realism’. As the recognition and value of intuition continues to grow, Fortune 500 companies and acclaimed institutions of higher education are now incorporating such inclusive design practices into their present work. Gregory is a co-founder and partner in Yowza Architects, in Viroqua, Wisconsin.