About

Principal Architect

Jamie Wier, AIA, NCARB

Since his childhood, Jamie has been fascinated with the built world: how structures, spaces, and environments affect our lives, moods, and behaviors. Through architecture, Jamie is able to interpret his clients’ needs in ways that constructively influence those interactions, while leaving a physical legacy and impression on the world around him. Jamie spends most of his free time enjoying hunting, hiking, and a watching a good football game with his family.

Principal Architect

Michael W Boerner, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C

Throughout college and as he worked at architectural firms throughout the Southeast, Michael imagined he would start a firm of his own one day. Upon returning to Mississippi, he reached out to his friend and former college classmate, Jamie Wier, and started the firm in 2009. Michael is driven by the relationships he builds with clients, while turning their ideas and dreams into reality. In addition to his degree in Architecture from Mississippi State University, Michael received a Bachelors in Business Administration and a minor in Fine Arts from Millsaps College in 1998. He and his family attend Galloway Methodist Church, and he enjoys spending time at concerts, sporting events, and on the tennis court.

Principal Architect

John M Allin III, AIA, NCARB

Jack returned to Mississippi in 2012 to fulfill a longtime dream of practicing his own brand of architecture with classmates and friends Michael Boerner and Jamie Wier. During his 15-year career, he has practiced architecture at prominent firms in New York, Birmingham, and Atlanta where much of his work was focused on K-12 and higher education facilities. Jack strongly believes in the practice of listening as a necessary step towards understanding the client. Through collaboration, his design solutions are tailored to translate need into a vision and ultimately into a final building. He and his family are active in Jackson’s Belhaven Neighborhood, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral, and the Mississippi Museum of Art where he serves as a trustee.

Partner | Architect

Eric Whitfield, AIA, NCARB

Growing up, Eric worked for his grandfather, who was a brick layer, as well as his father, a builder. Those experiences, combined with his attraction to art and passion for design, made architecture a natural fit. After finishing architecture school at Mississippi State University, Eric moved to Atlanta where he worked and managed projects for 10+ years at firms that are well-known nationally and internationally. Now, he has taken the reigns to head up WBA’s Nashville office. Eric’s 3D design skills allow clients to vividly experience their concept through detailed renderings and video animations. In his free time, he enjoys painting, drawing, and building furniture. Eric, his wife Rachel, and their three sons are active at Church of the City in Franklin, Tennessee, and enjoy traveling, snow skiing, sailing, and hiking.

Partner | Architect

Wade Thompson, AIA, NCARB

Wade is instrumental in the development of quality control procedures and intern mentoring with his nearly 20 years of overall experience in Design and Contract Administration. Outside the office, Wade paints, cycles, plays bicycle polo and spends time with his dogs.

Partner | Architect

Ryan Hansen, AIA

Ryan works best when he can attack a problem from the project level and work his way down. He enjoys motivating teams toward a focused, quality solution while keeping team members loose and lighthearted. When he’s not designing buildings at work, he’s reading or designing and building furniture at home.

Associate | Studio Manager

Russ Markle, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Russ is drawn to work that requires critical thinking and creative solutions. He enjoys working with his colleagues, clients, and builders to tackle design challenges on a variety of project types every day. His positivity, attention to detail, and strong work ethic serve as assets to the practice. Outside the office, Russ enjoys spending time outdoors with his friends and family.

Associate | Architect

Molly Frascogna, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C

Molly enjoys working for a firm where the staff is truly supportive and collaborative as they work for a common goal, the client’s satisfaction. She is naturally detail oriented, whether in the conceptual stages of a project, the final drawings or at home with her family. She enjoys spending time with her two young boys, painting, traveling and photography.

Associate

Brian Wiginton

Brian enjoys the challenge of working on a wide breadth of projects while drawing on the knowledge of architects with other skill sets. Brian’s experience working in many firms on varying project types gives him the ability to see projects from all sides. At home, Brian loves to cook and collect records and graphic novels.

Associate | Interior Designer

Molly Diffee, NCIDQ

Molly enjoys working with our diverse group of clients to create built spaces that suit their needs and desires. She enjoys the broad range of project types we are privileged to work on here at WBA. Her favorite part of the design process is the schematic phase, where she gets to begin the early thoughts of space and design concepts. When she isn’t designing, you can find her running or spending time with her husband Grant and pup, Henry.

Associate | Architect

Julie Markle, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C

When Julie’s husband, Russ, began working at Wier Boerner Allin, she knew it was the kind of work environment she wanted to be a part of. She brings more than a decade of experience in educational, commercial, health care, technological, residential, governmental and athletic architecture to Wier Boerner Allin. When she’s not poring over a new building, she’s spending time with her family, reading, cooking, entertaining and cheering on the Colts.

Project Architect

Parker Anderson, AIA, NCARB

Parker is drawn to the diverse projects he gets to manage at Wier Boerner Allin. Whether he is observing the construction site of a school or detailing window designs for a commercial property, no two days are the same. At home, Parker is usually trying to keep up with his wife and two young boys, playing music and working on home improvement projects when he’s not playing Transformers.

Project Manager | Architect

David Ford, AIA

Despite the fact that his high school aptitude test said he should be a band teacher, David Ford has enjoyed a successful career in architecture at both large and small firms in Mississippi. His career highlights have consisted of a project in Japan, a New York house with Sambo Mockbee, and many in between. David is always hungry to learn new skills to enhance his craft and is excited to be a part of a dynamic workplace. When he’s not sharpening his talents, you can find him in the kitchen trying his hand at sous vide, smoking meats, making pasta, or mixing cocktails for his friends.

Project Manager | Architect

Amy Daniels, AIA, NCARB, LEED BD+C

With a passion for serving clients with excellent service, thoughtful architecture, and authentic collaboration, Amy is committed to bettering the community where she lives and works. She enjoys the fact that WBA is energized and caring – two traits she says don’t often come hand in hand. Amy is passionate about design integration in K-12 curriculum and learning environments, and enjoys mentoring and teaching students about the built environment.  At home, Amy enjoys sewing and painting, and is devoted to the hardest job of all – motherhood.

 

Project Manager | Architect

Dennis Daniels, AIA, NCARB

Dennis is proud to be a part of a team that brings good people, inspiration, and innovation together in each and every project. Through his work, Dennis sets out to listen – leaving a legacy for the clients he serves, the people he works with, and those that engage in the places the firm has a hand in shaping.  Dennis’s experience allows him to engage the design process through the lens of designer, builder, client, and citizen, elevating the mission and purpose of each project.  At home, Dennis loves spending time outdoors biking with his wife, playing on the playground with his son, and working on home and community improvements. He has a passion for teaching and helping others learn about design and construction techniques.

Project Manager

Tyler Malouf

Tyler combines a hands on construction background with formal architectural training to collaborate with her team and client stakeholders. For her, communication is key, whether in the studio or on the job site. Outside of work, you’ll likely find Tyler hiking with her husband and dog, cooking a challenging homemade recipe, or finding a spot to enjoy a cocktail with live music.

 

Interior Designer

Holly Dotherow, IIDA

Holly Dotherow joined WBA from Nashville, TN where she worked with a interior design firm that specialized in the industries of senior living, corporate design, multi-family, healthcare and hospitality. Holly is a well-rounded designer and is able to contribute to any phase of the project, whether it’s assisting in the creation of the initial design concept, engaging in construction administration or installing furniture, artwork, and accessories. Outside of work, Holly enjoys many outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, kayaking, and team sports. She loves to travel and could be planning multiple trips at a time. 

Project Coordinator

Lucas Posey

Lucas joined Wier Boerner Allin fresh out of college and, along with his team, has a passion for good design that centers around people. Lucas gained experience as a summer intern, drafting guidelines for schools for the State of Alabama and designing architectural renderings for the University of Alabama. He spends his time outside of work cooking, playing piano, participating in community events, and playing with his labradoodle, Finn. 

Construction Manager

Webb Emerson

Webb has grown up in a family of builders, spending time around job sites from the time he could walk. He brings over five years of commercial construction experience ranging from multi-family and greek residence to historic renovations and mixed-use developments. Born and raised in Memphis, he graduated from Mississippi State University where he met his wife Kelsey, a Jackson native. With his understanding of general contracting, he is excited to work with the WBA team to help deliver the best product for our clients. Outside of the office, you can find him playing golf, enjoying MSU sporting events, spending time at the farm and out on the lake with his family and dog.

Interior Designer

Katelyn Courtney

Katelyn graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design and a Minor in Architecture. She knew from a young age, sketching floor plans of her bedroom and making plans to rearrange it, that this field was for her. With a strong skill set in conceptual design, she enjoys working where Architecture and Interiors meet. Her favorite part of the design process is the growth and transformation the design takes as it evolves. When she is not at work, she enjoys movie nights, outdoor adventures with her husband, and painting.

Project Coordinator

Jake Gartman

After interning at WBA during his fifth year of architecture school, Jake officially joined the team after graduating. He was drawn to the collaborative environment, the wide range of projects, and is excited by the work WBA contributes to his community. Jake enjoys reading, supporting live music, and playing with his dog, Mochi.

Project Coordinator

Nico Forlenza

After working in larger markets like Dallas and Nashville, Nico is excited to be working in such a tight-knit, community-focused firm at WBA.  With backgrounds in both commercial and high-end residential work, he is adept at tackling a full spectrum of architectural challenges.  When not at the office, you can find him waving his alma mater, Auburn, flag in the middle of enemy territory and is fully prepared for any War Eagle/Tiger mascot mockery.

 

Project Coordinator

Kerry Kirk

After graduating from Mississippi State University with an architecture degree, Kerry was drawn to WBA and is thrilled to be working with a firm that does so much for its community and for her beloved Starkville. When out of the office, Kerry enjoys hunting, fishing, traveling, lake days or curling up to a good movie with a big bowl of popcorn.

Project Coordinator

Ashley Casteel

As a recent graduate of Mississippi State University’s School of Architecture, Ashley is excited to join the WBA team, where high design standards and exceptional team communication are consistently proven. Outside of the office, Ashley enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, attending concerts, shooting, board games, drawing, painting, graphic design, and freelance photography.

Project Coordinator

Ian Omar Smart

Ian Omar Smart graduated from Mississippi State University with the hopes of designing important, beautiful spaces. While he has mostly designed for school districts, Ian has also been involved with substantial design work for universities and local municipalities. When not in the office, you’ll find Ian editing photos and videos for his art projects.

Director of Financial Operations

Amye Halinski

Amye Halinski is able to apply her career in finance to her new role as Director of Financial Operations at Wier Boerner Allin Architecture. Amye was drawn to Wier Boerner Allin’s focus on community involvement and passion for their profession. She enjoys supporting the team by managing the financial aspects of projects, which allows the architects to stay focused on the creative process. She brings with her a strong attention to detail and a mind for process improvement. Outside the office, Amye enjoys yoga, traveling, and spending time with her dog, Birdie. 

Operations Coordinator

Beth Hudspeth

Beth was born and raised in Jackson and recently returned to Mississippi by way of New Orleans. A graduate of the University of Mississippi, Beth enjoys communicating and collaborating with employees and customers alike, which makes her a great fit with the friendly, interpersonal-focused environment at WBA.  Her organizational skills and attention to detail support her coordination with staff and assistance in daily operations.  Outside of the office, you can find Beth adapting to new motherhood, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Select Client List

Brick City Drugs

Cardinal Ventures, Inc.

Chamblee Co.

City of Brandon

City of Brookhaven

City of Flowood

City of Jackson

Colbert Land Services

Comeback Property Group LLC

CR Properties, LLC

Crossgates Baptist Church

Delta Delta Delta House Corporation

Delta Delta Delta National House Corporation

Delta State University

Denbury Resources Inc.

Diana Fountains Real Estate

Dr. Richard Simpson

Duckworth Realty

East Jasper County School District

Eat Here Brands

Eat With Us

Entergy

FEMA

Fondren Fitness LLC

Forman Watkins & Krutz, LLP

Genna Benna’s

Greek Resource Services Properties, LLC

Gulfport Highlands

Holy Trinity Church

Jamie Wier

Kappa Kappa Gamma

Koch Foods

Lefleur East

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin

Madison County Schools

Madison Heights Church

Main Street Investors

Malaco Records

Mattiace

MEMA

Midtown Partners

Midway Entertainment

Miller Hospitality

Millsaps College

Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum

Mississippi Bureau of Buildings

Mississippi Children’s Museum

Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration

Mississippi House Corporation

Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency

Mississippi State University

Morgan White Group

New South Restaurant Group

Peters Real Estate

Rankin County School District

Region 8 Mental Health

Relate Church

Renasant Bank

RiverHills Bank

Scenic Rivers Development Alliance

Sewanee | University of the South

Simpson Orthodontics

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School

The Club

The Iron Horse, LLC

UMMC

University of Mississippi Medical Center

University of Southern Mississippi

US Army Corps of Engineers