Workshop Architecture Expands With Addition Of 3 Team Members

Monday, June 25, 2018
Workshop Architecture has grown with the addition of three new team members, Aaron Cole, Jared Hueter and Sarah Page, to the firm. 

“Our growth is in direct response to the growing demand for contemporary design and better energy efficiency in residences and businesses in the Chattanooga area,” said Wayne Williams, founder of Workshop Architecture. “It’s hard to find those features in the current  market, so people are choosing to build their own custom space. Aaron, Jared and Sarah each bring passion, experience and a commitment to public interest design and sustainability to the firm, so we’ll be better able to meet demand while designing thoughtful, efficient homes, offices and institutions in the region.

Mr. Cole earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology at Kennesaw State University. He started his career in Atlanta, and when the Great Recession caused many firms to shed staff, he pursued his second passion, organic farming. He worked at that for several years before returning to his architecture career. His experience includes work on civic, religious and higher education building types, as well as master planning projects for campuses and institutions. He is an AIA Atlanta Young Architects Forum 48 HRS Competition winner and is now in the midst of registration exams to obtain his license.   Mr. Cole is a committed bicycle commuter and serves on the board of directors of Bike/Walk Chattanooga, which fits with his passion for healthy lifestyles and community networks. 

Mr. Hueter attended architecture school at the Fay Jones School of Architecture of the University of Arkansas and began his career in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. While there, he served as an AmeriCorps VISTA, a Design Corps fellow, co-founder and program director of the CITYbuild Consortium of Schools and as dean of Design at the Priestley Charter School of Architecture and Construction. His professional experience also includes public schools, single family residences, multi-family housing and museums.  Mr. Hueter currently serves as a board member of the Glass House Collective and as president-elect of the Chattanooga chapter of the American Institute of Architects. He also developed and co-directed Passageways 1.0/2.0 and co-directed Learn by Design. 

Ms. Page joins Workshop Architecture as a recently licensed architect with four years of experience. She graduated from Drury University in Springfield, Mo., with a dual degree in architecture and French and minors in art history and global studies. Her experience includes single/multi family residential, educational and commercial projects.

She has served on both the local and state boards of directors for the American Institute of Architects. At the state chapter of AIA, Ms. Page started a program to recognize firms that excel in developing the professional and leadership skills of their young staff. She also runs a program in Chattanooga to help young designers achieve their license. With Extended Studio, AIA Chattanooga’s young design professionals group, she organizes volunteer opportunities for design and construction in Chattanooga, including an annual partnership project with the local STEM school. Currently, she serves as the vice president of AIA Chattanooga and is the associate representative on the AIA Tennessee Board of Directors.

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