Moseley Architects Announces New Leaders in K-12 Sector

Moseley Architects, one of the region’s most trusted architectural and engineering firms, announced several leadership changes within the firm’s K-12 sector.

Bill Laughlin, AIA, has been named the firm’s K-12 sector leader effective July 1. In this role, he will be responsible for leadership and growth of the sector. Bill brings more than 28 years of planning and design experience to his new role – 25 spent with Moseley Architects. Based in the firm’s Charlotte office, he graduated from the School of Architecture and Design at Virginia Tech and is active with various school boards and school administrator associations.

“I feel passionate about educational facility design and revel in the satisfaction that our clients, educators, and students feel as the design progresses and their dreams come to life,” Bill said.

Stewart Roberson, President and CEO said, “Bill is a natural choice. He has been instrumental in our ability to break into new market locations. This experience will be essential as we continue to serve our educational clients and expand our presence in the Southeast.”

Ashley Dennis, AIA, will serve as managing principal for many of the firm’s North Carolina school clients. She has been with the firm since 2008 and played a pivotal role in growing the firm’s Raleigh office. A North Carolina native, Ashley is active with the NC Chapter of Association for Learning Environments and is a graduate of the School of Architecture at North Carolina State University.

Jimmy Wilhide, AIA, has spent 14 years working with the firm’s K-12 clients in North and South Carolina. In his new role as managing principal, he will continue to focus on delivering the most suitable learning environment tailored to his clients’ needs. A graduate of Clemson University’s College of Architecture, Jimmy is based out of the firm’s Charlotte office.

The firm’s K-12 services in Virginia will be augmented with two new managing principals based in the Richmond office. Stephen Halsey, AIA, has strengthened the firm’s reputation with Virginia public school systems since joining the firm in 2007. A graduate of the School of Architecture at North Carolina State University, he is a member of the Association for Learning Environments and the Henrico Education Foundation board.

Billy Riggs, AIA, has spent the majority of his 30-year career focused on educational facility design. Joining Moseley Architects in 1993, Billy has collaborated on facility planning and design with dozens of public school systems. He earned his degree in architecture at North Carolina State University, serves on the Henrico Career and Technical Education Business Advisory Council, and partners with Prince William County’s education foundation SPARK.