Ashley Rao AIA and Benjamin Wilcox AIA promoted to Associate

Ashley Rao is an enthusiastic and enormously capable design leader.  Her strong communication skills give her the unique ability to both coordinate complex projects within the design/consultant team and to relay project goals and design concepts to the client and general public. Ashley is a graduate of Harvard University with a master’s degree in architecture from Yale University. With prior experience at Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects in New Haven, CT,  Ashley is passionate about creating vibrant, sustainable buildings and urban environments, speaking nationally at seminars and on webinars about mass timber design.

Ben Wilcox joined Leers Weinzapfel in 2007 and has been a pivotal member of the design team with a special emphasis on construction and with a follow through in the field.  Within the firm, Ben is a leader in the quality control review process as well as mentoring young staff in building detailing, coordination, and project delivery. Prior to joining Leers Weinzapfel Associates Ben worked as an Assistant Civil Engineer, an Assistant Project Manager, and a Construction Operations Assistant.