Ashley McGraw Architects Hires Nicholas Williams, Establishes Mid-Atlantic Presence

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Nicholas Williams, Director, Mid-Atlantic Office, Ashley McGraw Architects

SYRACUSE, NY - Ashley McGraw Architects is pleased to announce the hiring of Nicholas Williams as Director of its Mid-Atlantic Office. With his arrival, Ashley McGraw Architects is establishing a presence in our nation’s capital.  


As President and CEO, Matthew Broderick explained, “We have learned that expansion often takes a combination of solid strategic planning with a strong dose of opportunism. With two other Ashley McGraw employees already based in Washington, D.C., and the strategic hiring of Nick Williams, it became clear it was the ideal time to start-up and establish an Ashley McGraw office in Washington, D.C., with the goal of building a portfolio of work in the mid-Atlantic region.”  


Williams previously worked at Ashley McGraw from 2009-2015 with a focus in the K-12 and higher education markets. Key projects included the LEED Platinum new MacArthur Elementary School in Binghamton, NY; LEED Gold Le Moyne College Coyne Science building; and Syracuse University’s Sadler Dining Hall.  


Upon relocating to Washington, D.C., in 2015, Williams worked at Perkins Eastman DC for over 4 years on K-12 projects in the Washington, D.C., area, both in the public and charter school sectors. In 2019, Williams joined the Facility Planning and Design team for the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) where he quickly ascended to the role of Director of Facility Planning and Design for DCPS in June 2020. In that role, he oversaw the design and construction of the District’s major school renovation and new construction initiatives, including net-zero energy schools along with the annual development of DCPS’ six-year Capital Improvement Plan.  


“As a school designer, the opportunity I had at DCPS to truly learn the challenges that school districts face on a daily basis, by living the experience, was invaluable,” said Williams. “I very much look forward to bringing that perspective to our work at Ashley McGraw and to build on our existing portfolio of highly sustainable and pedagogically progressive K-12 work.”  


Williams is a 2009 graduate of Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. He is a registered architect in the District of Columbia and member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).  

Post Date

Jun 22nd 2022