Lea has been a principal at WAV since 1994 and has more than 24 years of experience in the design of custom homes in an array of architectural styles. He has additional experience with 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. Active in his community and with the Episcopal Church, his personal interests include volunteer work on behalf of public art, planning, and community design issues, traveling, golf, and literature. In 2004, three of Lea's projects received national recognition: The McCown Residence, the White-Spunner Residence, and Lea's personal residence were all featured on Home & Garden Television's (HGTV) "Homes Across America."