BISCUIT BLITZ: 5 MINUTES WITH GAU GUPTE
by Matt Olin on July 6, 2020
Charlotte is Creative
Gaurav (Gau) Gupte is a Principal at Odell Associates, and his talent as a designer and architect can be seen all along the East Coast. During his two decades (and counting) as a Charlottean, this self-proclaimed introvert has been making his mark on our city as a creative and as a leader — from serving on the city’s Public Art Commission to serving as a board member for many organizations.
On this batch of the Biscuit Blitz, Matt blitzes Gau about the pandemic’s impact on his field, and about the role of public art during our community’s most challenging times. But, the real Barbara Walters moment comes when Gau is asked what it’s like to see his celebrated architectural baby — the Charlotte Knights’ AAA Minor League Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte — sitting empty during the Summer of Social Distancing. Spoiler Alert: “It looks a little lonely.”