Walter Ennis Parker
Professor of Practice
W. Ennis Parker, Jr., AIA, RIBA, is Niles Bolton Professor of Practice with a joint appointment in the School of Architecture and the School of Building Construction. He directs the program management track in the Master of Science in Building Construction and Facility Management of the School of Building Construction and teaches in the area of architectural professional practice in the School of Architecture. Recent courses include BC 6185, Introduction to Program Management, BC 6385, Design Management, both of which are core courses in the MSBC&FM and professional practice electives in the Master of Architecture curriculum. He co-teaches Arch 6315/4315: Practice of Architecture I with Professor Stuart Romm, AIA.
Parker holds the Bachelor of Architecture degree from Georgia Institute of Technology and Master of Business Administration from Georgia State University. His career includes leadership positions in a number of Atlanta architectural and program management practices, including serving as president of Heery International, Inc., Chief Executive Officer of the design/build firm Facility Group, Inc., and senior positions with Rosser International, KPS Group, and Robert & Company, and most recently, Vice Chairman of Brookwood Group, Developers and Program Managers.
He currently consults as a client advisor on several projects including the $300 million City Springs (new city center) for the City of Sandy Springs, Georgia, and the new downtown revitalization of Fayetteville, Georgia.
He has served as president of the Georgia Association of the American Institute of Architects, the Atlanta Chapter of AIA, and as national president of the Professional Services Management Association.