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.
Jamie Wier, AIA, NCARB
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Danny was inspired by the diversity in culture, architecture, and art in and around his neighborhood. All influenced his curiosity in design and fueled his desire to put a meaningful stamp on the built environment. After graduating high school, he decided to the move across the country to attend Tuskegee University’s Architecture program and later attended Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta, graduating from their Interior Design program. Having worked in the field for several years for firms in Atlanta and Los Angeles, he is well versed in corporate design, Multi Family, and Repositioning. He enjoys the design process and engaging with the team and clients to deliver a space that successfully meets their criteria. In his free time, Danny enjoys playing tennis with his fiancé, entertaining, traveling, working with his hands, and playing with their two pups, Rocsi and Boots.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ian Omar Smart
Josh has always been fascinated with architecture which led to his first job on a construction site at the age of 16. His work on projects as a carpenter and electrician gives him a practical and detailed understanding of construction in the field. That experience, along with college studies in architectural drafting, aids him in the design and drafting process. Josh spends a lot of his free time spoiling his soulmate, a German Shepherd named Ruby. He enjoys watching football and baseball and is a huge fan of the Atlanta Braves.
Michael is a designer passionate about thoughtful contemporary design. He takes pride in cultivating a sense of craftsmanship in all facets of his work. Ultimately, he is motivated by the opportunity to positively impact people’s lives through the product of his work. Whether he is working with an individual or an entire community, his aim is to use design as a tool that is sensitive to specific client needs, to cultural conditions, and to local vernacular qualities. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Maggie, and his dog and cat, Violet and Ivy.
Director of Financial Operations
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.
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.
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Brick City Drugs
Cardinal Ventures, Inc.
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
East Jasper County School District
Eat Here Brands
Eat With Us
Fondren Fitness LLC
Forman Watkins & Krutz, LLP
Greek Resource Services Properties, LLC
Holy Trinity Church
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Madison County Schools
Madison Heights Church
Main Street Investors
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
Scenic Rivers Development Alliance
Sewanee | University of the South
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
The Iron Horse, LLC
University of Mississippi Medical Center
University of Southern Mississippi
US Army Corps of Engineers