Chris Davis, Erik Miller, and Brad Wright, the Principals of PWArchitects, Inc.
Columbia, Missouri January 26, 2010 — Architect Nicholas Peckham, co-founder of the Columbia based architecture ﬁrm Peckham & Wright Architects (PWA), has announced the sale of his interest in the ﬁrm to principals Erik Miller, and Chris Davis. Although no longer active in the management of the ﬁrm, Peckham will continue to consult on PWA projects and business development opportunities. “We’ve been working on this transition for some time now, and during that time PWA has built a great team that will continue to offer premium services to our clients,” said Peckham.
PWA opened as Nicholas Peckham & Sun in 1977 with the goal of focusing on solar energy use in buildings. Brad Wright came on board in the September 1977 and PWA was incorporated in June 1978. Wright remains a Principal & shareholder of the ﬁ rm. Over the course of 32 years, Nick and Brad have helped the company grow from a 2 person design studio into one of the largest, locally-owned commercial design ﬁrms in central Missouri with a solid portfolio of built projects. Nick and the ﬁrm’s other principals have overseen the steady growth of personnel and the expansion of the ﬁrm’s design practice to thousands of projects including such notable regional projects as the Conservation Campus Nature Center in Cape Girardeau; the Remington Nature Center in St. Joseph; the Center for Advanced Medicine at Boone Hospital Center, the Boone County Fire Protection District Headquarters and ﬁ re stations; 3 new ﬁ re stations for the City of Columbia, Audrey Walton Stadium, Taylor Phi Delta Theta Baseball Stadium, the Residence on the Quadrangle, and multiple renovation projects on the University of Missouri campus. Recently, Nick has led design teams that produced projects like the Eco Schoolhouse at Grant Elementary and the renovation of the Central Missouri Humane Society.