CEO Spotlight – Rodney Lewis, Architects Lewis+ Whitlock

Rodney Lewis, AIA is a Principal and Co-Founder of Architects Lewis + Whitlock (ALW), a market-leading design firm established in Tallahassee in 2000. Rodney founded the firm with his partner Cam Whitlock after studying architecture together at Florida A&M University and working at other local firms for nearly a decade. The two shared a desire to create a positive work environment that would allow them to do what they love while engaging creativity, cultivating talent, and fostering a spirit of camaraderie.

This January marked ALW’s 20th year in business. With a vigorous active project list and imminent deadlines, the pandemic forced the team to transition their work efforts from the studio to individual home offices. “The true strength of the team we have assembled here at ALW has become abundantly clear during these past few weeks – in all aspects of the business,” Rodney shared. “The creative and exceptionally talented team at ALW has pushed through these tough times and worked to complete our client’s projects, all while maintaining as much a sense of camaraderie as possible with weekly team meetings and happy hours via virtual meetings!”

To continue the firm’s legacy into its third decade, ALW promoted key team members to ‘Associate’ leadership positions: Kathryn Stivers, AIA, LEED AP; Sean Morgan, AIA; Alana Taylor; Ryan Sheplak and Ben Baylor. Each of these individuals embody the firm’s core values of providing professionalism, dedication, leadership, and commitment to creativity and craft. They will take on expanded roles in leading the firm and its pursuit of quality design. These new appointments respond to the firm’s growth path and expansion of capabilities, with new commissions for institutional, cultural, multi-family, residential and commercial clientele.

“We continue to wish everyone the best during these difficult times and look forward to Tallahassee coming out of this even stronger on the other side.”

ALW is poised to have an impact on key projects throughout the southeastern United States as they continue to expand their capabilities and grow into new markets. The firm has long been recognized for creativity, innovation and original design ideas that inspire while also pushing the envelope of conventional thinking. ‘Committed to fostering innovation and enriching the built environment through inspiring architecture’ is its mission statement as it serves as a guiding principle for their team to explore innovative design ideas and affirms to clients that they will continue to deliver innovative design solutions.

About Architects Lewis + Whitlock

Architects Lewis + Whitlock (ALW) is an architecture, planning, interior design and graphics studio based in Tallahassee, Florida. The firm’s business approach is based on the tenants of attention to detail, innovative project design, and client satisfaction. Founded in 2000, ALW showcases a diverse architectural portfolio consisting of projects in higher education, hospitality, commercial offices, healthcare, recreation, retail, multi-family and residential housing, retail, banking, and faith-based facilities.