Chris Martin Named President of Wilson Architects

Founder Bill Wilson becomes firm's Chair/CEO

BOSTON, Dec. 17, 2014 — (PRNewswire) —   Wilson Architects, a Boston-based architectural firm dedicated to fostering new approaches to education and research for higher education and corporate clients, today announced that Chris Martin, AIA, LEED AP, has been named president of the firm, effective January 1, 2015. Chris assumes the role of president from Bill Wilson, FAIA, who will become the firm's Chair/CEO. Both will continue as active client-focused principals in the firm.

"Bill has been an outstanding mentor and partner for more than 25 years, and becoming president of Wilson Architects is the natural evolution of that partnership," said Chris Martin, AIA, LEED AP, president of Wilson Architects. "This role brings tremendous opportunity to grow our unique architectural approach and continue to provide our clients with creative and responsive designs."

Wilson Architects was started in 1995 by Wilson, Martin and fellow partner Matt Leslie, and the firm has grown to include four new shareholders. Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2015, Wilson Architects provides clients with design excellence, and collaborates with college, university, and corporate clients to design buildings and spaces that transform institutions. The firm is an international leader in the design of multidisciplinary science and engineering facilities, and has developed a specialty in material science and nanoscale research facilities. With a portfolio of projects for the sciences, libraries and performing arts, Wilson Architects' expertise is in building partnerships with higher education clients to further their strategic initiatives and foster institutional growth.

"Chris' leadership will take our practice to the next level as we continue to provide world-class, award-winning designs and programs for our clients," said Bill Wilson, FAIA, founder and Chair/CEO of Wilson Architects. "Our long-standing professional relationship is built on trust and mutual admiration, and as Chair/CEO, I look forward to working with him to expand the firm's design portfolio and grow our unique approach to architecture."

About Wilson Architects
Wilson Architects is a Boston-based architecture firm specializing in the design of academic buildings for top-ranked national institutions. The firm's mission is to create lasting, effective communities on academic campuses. Located in Boston's Innovation District, the 60-person firm serves clients in 12 states and internationally. Clients include Harvard University, MIT, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Chicago. For more information, please visit

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