A graduate of Yale and Harvard University Graduate School of Design, I returned to Alabama to begin my professional career. Having worked a year with Julian Jenkins between college graduation and beginning my master's studies, I was pleased to receive a position with the firm upon completion of my master's degree studies. I worked with Jenkins for 4 years, eventually becoming a partner in the firm of Jenkins, Williamson, and Munroe. When proration hit the state budget and school construction was put on hold, we made the decision to dissolve the firm and I elected to open my own shop in Fort Payne, Alabama.
For the next twenty-two years, I operated Alan L. Williamson, Architect & Associates. We were a general practice firm that employed from 1 to six employees and had annual billings between $145,000 and $350,000. We designed a wide array of building types including civic, educational, industrial, commercial, and residential projects. Among the many projects we were very fortunate to be involved in:
Wills Valley Recreation Center
Dekalb County Court House Remodelling and Renovation
Fort Payne City Hall (Renovations and Additions to former Forrest Avenue School)
Fire Station #2
Addition to Fort Payne High School
Addition to Fort Payne Middle School
Reroofing of Williams Avenue Elementary School
Re-roofing of numerous buildings on Northeast Alabama Community College campus
Re-roofing and addition to Depot Museum
Additions and Alterations to Heil Manufacturing Facility
FUMC Christian Life Center
Additions and Alterations to First Baptist Church
Additions and Alterations to Farmers Telephone Cooperative
Additions and Alterations to Sand Mountain Electric Cooperative
First Jackson Bank (Main office and Kendall branch)
First Federal Bank (Main office)
Discount Food Mart (over 30 stores)
Wills Creek Assisted Living Facility
Numerous private residences
In October of 2013, I joined Bounds Architecture to help establish a new Atlanta branch office. From October to April, I acted as branch manager and was responsible for marketing and sales for the Atlanta Branch. Unable to crack the Atlanta market and not generating the anticipated revenue needed to sustain the branch office, I was dismissed from Bounds Architecture in mid-April.
I am currently seeking a more traditional design/project management role in an established firm. My preference is to be located in the southeastern U.S. but I am not limited to this location. Salary is negotiable.
My hobbies include golf, hunting, fishing, gardening, and photography.
I have served as an officer in the Northeast Alabama Chapter of the American Institute of Architects on numerous occasions and I am a past President of the Alabama Council of American Institute of Architecture.
Bounds Architecture Studio, Atlanta, GA, US, Branch Manager/Architect
Branch Manager for new Atlanta branch office. Responsibilities were sales and marketing.
Alan L. Williamson, Architect & Associates, Fort Payne, AL, US, Owner/Principal
Sole proprietor responsible for overseeing all aspects of firm.
Jenkins, Williamson, and Munroe Architects & Associates, Anniston, AL, US, Principal
Principal in partnership with Julian W. Jenkins Calvin Munroe. Shared management responsibilities and design oversight with partners.
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, MArch, Architecture
Completed 3.5 year M. Arch I program.
Yale University, New Haven, CT, US, Bachelors, Architecture
Completed 4 year undergraduate program with a B.A. in Architecture with Honors.
Freshman and Junior Varsity (Soph.) football.
Fort Payne High School, Fort Payne, AL, US, High School, student
Captain of football team
Football 110% award
President - National Honor Society
President - Fellowship of Christian Athletes