Edward pursued his education at the University of Tennessee’s School of Architecture, graduating in 1982. Moving to Nashville after graduation, he gained valuable experience as staff architect in campus planning with Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In 1995 he returned to Huntington to establish his own practice. His detail-driven and thoughtful approach has benefited a range of projects and has established the firm as the go-to resource for many repeat clients.
As the founding principal of ETA, Ed guides the firm and has a hand in every project that comes through the door. His quiet professionalism and knowledge are the bedrock of the firm’s success. In 2014 he realized a longtime dream of moving the firm into a new home, a renovated, mid-century modern studio nestled into a quiet neighborhood in Huntington.
During his leadership as chair of the City of Huntington Planning Commission, he led numerous public engagement meetings with city residents and staff to help shepherd the development and adoption of the comprehensive plan for the city called Plan 2025. Ed enjoys sketching, riding his bike for really long distances in beautiful settings, gardening and traveling with his wife Lynn, and spending time at their cabin in Canaan Valley.
Community Involvement and Volunteer Work:
National Council of Architecture Registration Boards
West Virginia Board of Architects
American Institute of Architects (AIA) Regional Director for the Virginias
AIA West Virginia, President
AIA West Virginia, Livable Communities Committee
Huntington Museum of Art
Huntington Federal Savings Bank
Rotary Club of Huntington