Who Are We?

Over the past 48 years, WA has maintained itself as an African-American owned and operated, culturally diverse group; headquartered in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Continuing to grow, our firm and staff collectively have extensive design experience on a wide array of projects, including many different project types; while furthering an approach with critical thought toward our profession. During the past 8 years, WA has developed a strong focus in Healthcare Design; with some of our most recent clientele being the Cincinnati Children’s, UC Health, TriHealth, Mercy Health, West Chester Hospital, UPMC (of Pittsburgh, PA), and Washington University Medical Center (in St. Louis, MO). Continuing to build relationships in both this market, and the those of Higher Education /Research and Community Development; WA is committed to further developing our expertise in these areas of focus. Our overall team as dedicated to these areas, consist of a highly diverse group of staff members; including from all a collective range of perspectives and outlooks. Our more recent growth and success has taken us into markets outside the Cincinnati area; now including those in Columbus, Ohio and St. Louis, Missouri. WA currently employs (7) registered architects and (8) LEED Accredited Professionals; with an all-inclusive proficiency in the use of BIM (Building Information Modeling) Technology.

Our History


Founded more than 40 years ago by Henry Wilson, Jr., PE, WA has maintained itself throughout its existence as an African-American minority-owned architectural firm, with a truly diverse mix of individuals in both culture and gender. WA has continuously made a concerted effort to reach out to the community through our work with various local organizations and institutions; with professionalism, heart and courtesy. We believe the way we work, the buildings we create, and the relationships we build are ultimately key to positively impacting the community.