Alan Williamson

Alan Williamson

Atlanta, GA, US



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.

Oct 2013 - Apr 2014

Alan L. Williamson, Architect & Associates, Fort Payne, AL, US, Owner/Principal

Sole proprietor responsible for overseeing all aspects of firm.

Jun 1991 - Sep 2013

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.

May 1990 - May 1991


Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, MArch, Architecture

Completed 3.5 year M. Arch I program.

Sep 1983 - Jan 1987

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.

Sep 1978 - May 1982

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

Aug 1974 - May 1978