Little Rock-based firm Wittenberg, Delony & Davidson Architects (WD&D) has promoted Chad Young to president and CEO. Young also serves as lead designer and principal at WD&D, where he has worked for nearly 25 years.
Those roles were previously held by Richard Alderman, who is still the company’s board chairman. Alderman joined the firm in 1979 as an intern architect and has led operations for the company’s Fayetteville office since it opened in 1991.
“I have spent my entire professional career at WD&D Architects, and I know of no one more capable of leading this firm into its next century of service than Chad Young,” Alderman said in a statement. “His design abilities and creative thinking will bring a refreshed perspective to our communities in Arkansas.”
Young is the sixth president and CEO in WD&D Architects’ 100-year history. During his tenure, he has been responsible for the design of signature projects such as Arkansas Heart Hospital: Encore in Bryant, ATA International World Headquarters in Little Rock, First National Bank in Jonesboro, Little Rock Technology Park, Mid America Science Museum in Hot Springs and Ronald McDonald House in Little Rock.
A graduate of the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, he is a member of the American Institute of Architects and a LEED Accredited Professional by the U.S. Green Building Council. He is a member of the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design Dean’s Circle and board member of the Downtown Little Rock Partnership, Little Rock Air Force Base Community Council and Cabot Panther Foundation.
WD&D is one of the largest architectural firms in the state comprised solely of architectural designers.