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WAV Office in Fairhope, Alabama

WAV Office in Fairhope, Alabama

For over 30 years we’ve been designing buildings for friends and neighbors in charming Fairhope and across the gulf coast region. We are emotionally invested in the success of our projects because we believe that our job as architects is to provide peace of mind to our clients.

As Fairhope, Alabama’s most established architectural firm, we enjoy touring visitors downtown and pointing out that over the years WAV has worked on almost every building in the commercial district. Fairhope’s charm and values are manifested in our design and community-minded culture.

Whether designing a coastal home, a church, or a corporate headquarters, WAV’s value lies in a unique combination of empathy and talent. This means we’ll address your concerns immediately; reduce hassles through excellent communication; and always come prepared. It also means we respond to what you find beautiful, and deliver architecture in service to that goal.

With over 30 years of experience and the talent of 12 dedicated staff members, we look forward to the decades ahead. The best is yet to come.


Mac Walcott

Mac is a founding principal in the firm. He earned his Bachelor and Masters of Architecture from Tulane University. His broad range of experience traverses commercial, residential, institutional, large scale, small scale, publicly funded and privately funded projects. Mac is a member of various state and local boards including the Alabama Board for Registration of Architects (South District Representative); St. James Episcopal Church of Fairhope Vestry; Beckwith Camp and Conference Center; Fairhope Center for the Writing Arts; Fairhope Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee; Fairhope Center for the Arts Council; and the Baldwin County Architectural Review Committee. Over the years, he has received numerous community awards, most recently being selected Community Leader of the Year for 2006 by the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce. Part farmer, part bee keeper, part writer, part free spirit, he and wife, Gina, have three children, McClellan, Charlie and Virginia and a host of farm animals at their Fish River home.


Gina Walcott

Gina is a founding principal in the firm. She earned her Bachelor of Architecture from Mississippi State University. Her experience has focused on the integration of architecture and interiors with the design of small commercial, institutional, educational and residential projects. Gina is active in the community, volunteering her time to various organizations, including St. James Episcopal Church, Fairhope Educational Enrichment Foundation, Fairhope Center for the Arts, and the arts community. She enjoys spending time on their farm and on Fish River with her husband, Mac. She and husband Mac have three children, McClellan, Charlie and Virginia.


Clay Adams

Clay has been a principal in the firm since 1990. He earned his Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Building Science degrees from Auburn University, returning to Fairhope in 1990 to join Walcott Adams Verneuille. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects. Clay has extensive experience in large, religious, institutional and multi-family residential projects, recently restoring his own 85 year-old bungalow in downtown Fairhope. He enjoys the outdoors and spending time with wife, Maria, and daughters, Hayes and Grey.


Lea Verneuille

Lea has been a principal in the firm since 1994. He has over 24 years of experience in the design of custom homes of diverse architectural styles. His other experience includes a wide range of commercial projects, multi-family housing, master-planning, historic preservation and resort facilities. Lea earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Auburn University and is currently a member of the American Institute of Architects. He is active in his community and the Episcopal Church. His personal interests include volunteer work on behalf of public art, planning and community design issues, travel, golf and literature.

In 2004, three of Lea's projects received national recognition. The McCown Residence and the White-Spunner Residence were featured on Home & Garden Television's (HGTV) "Homes Across America."

Lea's personal residence was also featured on "Homes Across America" in 2004.


Ryan Baker

Ryan was named a Principal at Walcott Adams Verneuille, Inc. in January of 2013. Ryan graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. While in New York, he worked on the Lion King on Broadway and designed point-of-purchase displays at Impact Displays, an industrial design firm. Ryan also worked for Karlsberger Architecture, specializing in health care design. After September 11, 2001, Ryan and his wife, Carson, decided to move to Fairhope to be closer to family. Ryan's experience spans the spectrum from residential and commercial to institutional and civic design. His designs include bank branches, custom homes and residential developments. Ryan, Carson and their sons, Robert and Thomas, enjoy boating and fishing in their spare time.


Abby Davis

Architect, Interior Designer, LEED AP


Abby is a native Mobilian who attended St. Paul’s School and then Auburn University.  She graduated in 2004 with degrees in Architecture and Interior Architecture.  She did her thesis at Auburn’s Rural Studio before marrying fellow Rural Studio alum Trinity Davis and moving to Santa Rosa Beach, FL.  Her experience in FL included high end Residential work along the 30-A corridor and Boutique Commercial and Interior work.  She has broadened her Commercial and Interiors experience since joining WAV in 2015.  She has two young children, Winston and Vivian, and attends St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.  She is an active member of the Jr. League of Mobile and was a 2016 Little Black Dress Committee Chair.  She is a licensed Architect and Interior Designer in the state of Florida.


Rusty Holt
Architect, LEED AP BD+C

Rusty grew up in a Military family and relocated numerous times throughout his life. He was born in Oakland, California and has lived in Alabama, Texas, Florida, Virginia and Tennessee. He attended Auburn University and graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2009. Rusty is a registered Architect in the state of Florida. He has experience in a wide range of commercial projects, including hospitality, retail and school work. He met his wife Sarah in 2012 and now lives and works in the Fairhope area.


Kyungsun Orr
Intern Architect

Kyungsun was born in Liberia, Africa and moved to Spartanburg, South Carolina at age 4. He graduated Magna Cum Laude at Clemson University in Clemson, SC with a Bachelor and Masters of Architecture. Kyungsun practiced Architecture in South Carolina and overseas in The Netherlands and Germany. He has experience with healthcare, school, civic, ecclesiastical, and recently housing projects. An avid chef at heart, he also is a passionate gamer. His move down to Alabama came as a desire to have his family closer to his parents. He and his wife, Marielle, have one son named Ilias.


Jordan Wood
Intern Architect

Jordan was born and raised in Birmingham, AL. He attended Auburn University and graduated with a Bachelors of Architecture in 2017. He is interested in designing and building projects that engage the senses and the imagination, especially pertaining to residential architecture. Jordan has been a percussionist for 12 years, and is currently  involved with Fairhope High School as a drumline instructor. In his spare time he enjoys  playing and listening to music, drawing, reading, and spending time on the water.


Maria Adams
Business Manager

Maria Adams, financial officer for Walcott Adams Verneuille, is responsible for invoicing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and employee payroll and benefits administration. A Fairhope native, Ms. Adams is a 1983 graduate of Auburn University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Organization Management. With the firm since 1990, Ms. Adams is the wife of Walcott Adams Verneuille principal Clay Adams. They reside in Fairhope and have two daughters, Hayes and Grey.


Cindy Saxon
Office Manager

Cindy is a native of Millbrook, Alabama. As Walcott Adams Verneuille Office Manager and "Director of First Impressions," she ensures clients and visitors are welcomed and cared for during their time in our office or on the phone. Cindy's broad range of experience includes marketing, client relations and office management. Cindy is also responsible for all marketing materials developed for the firm. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and volunteering within her community. Cindy's son Matthew and daughter-in-law Sara welcomed their first child 'Carson Thomas Ames' in 2016 making Cindy a first time 'CiCi'.