Walter Ennis Parker, Jr.
Professor of the Practice
W. Ennis Parker, Jr., AIA, is Niles Bolton Professor of Practice with a joint appointment at the School of Building Construction and the School of Architecture. He directs the program management track in the Master of Science in Building Construction and Facility Management (MSBCFM) at the School of Building Construction.
He teaches in the area of professional architectural practice at the School of Architecture. Recent courses include BC 6185, Introduction to Program Management, and BC 6385, Design Management. Both of which are core courses in the MSBCFM 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 a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Georgia State University.
His career includes leadership positions in several 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 has provided consulting services on such projects as the $300 million City Springs (new city center) for the City of Sandy Springs, Georgia, and the new downtown revitalization of Fayetteville, Georgia.
Parker 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.