Joe Sinclair


Project Architect



A certified leader in the arena of architectural project management, academically and practically well versed in commercial, residential, and historic building design applications.

• Proven project design and development skill set
• Outstanding building envelope design skills
• Knowledgeable in building construction, project delivery, and building science
• Experienced in BIM (building information modeling) integration into projects
• Excellent construction specification development capabilities

With academical and practical experience commercial, residential and historic preservation project management, Joe Sinclair infuses his extensive skill set in the disciplines of architectural planning with a passion for the design of the building envelope. With a focus on Green Building, he ensures that projects are ecologically sustaining while economically feasible.



Project Architect
WYK Associates, Inc.
November 2015 – Present, Clarksburg, WV

Complementing WYK Associates, Inc. as Project Architect with a focus on sustainability.

Project Architect
ZMM Architects & Engineers
July 2012 – October 2015, Charleston, WV

Work on a wide variety of projects both commercially and residentially: new construction, renovations, historic preservation, and existing facility assessments. Served as in-house building science resource, working with mechanical engineers and architects to maximize building envelope performance. Served as in-house LEED rating system and credential resource. Conducted building design, documentation, and construction administration. Commercial and residential project management from conception through construction.
First to introduce BIM integration into deliverable projects.

Adjunct Professor
BridgeValley Community & Technical College
July 2012 – Present, South Charleston, WV

Actively teaching one – two courses a semester. Successfully transitioned Sustainable Building Technology program into a Construction Management degree. Teaches numerous courses ranging from building construction and project delivery to building science and building information modeling.

Program Director/Instructional Specialist
Kanawha Valley Community & Technical College
December 2010 – June 2012, Charleston, WV

Developed and implemented a Home Performance Skill Set Certificate, Certificate in Applied Science degree, and Associate in Applied Science degree in Sustainable Building Technologies. Responsible for development and delivery of curriculum and selection of textbooks. Participated in marketing, recruiting, retention, and job placement. Developed a professional network and advisory council made up of local design and construction professionals. Participated in numerous speaking engagements on the topic of green building and design. Developed annual program budgets and schedules.

Intern/Project Architect
Niles Bolton Associates
June 2006 – November 2010, Atlanta, GA

Managed all aspects of a project from design through construction. Experience in single-family, multi-family, and commercial design and construction. Coordinated building systems with engineering consultants. Maintained project schedule and budget. Effectively communicated with the owner and contractor during construction to maintain design intent and adherence to contract documents. In-house resource for building science, moisture management, and the building envelope. Led development of winning proposals for numerous RFPs. First in office to pass the LEED NC exam, V2.2. Helped pursue a sustainable agenda, resulting in half of all personnel obtaining LEED Accreditation. Completed IDP and the ARE within three-and-a-half years after graduation.

Coastal Heritage Society
September, 2005 – June, 2006, Savannah, GA

Participated in building restoration, steam engine restoration, and the re-creation of a Revolutionary War embattlement.

Squad Leader, SSG – E6
U.S. Army – Operation Iraqi Freedom
February, 2003 – May, 2004

Responsible for the training and effectiveness of a 7-person combat engineering squad in a combat environment.


Volunteer Experience & Causes

Design Fellow
Hope Floats Initiative
January, 2009 – November, 2010, Atlanta, GA
Participated in the design of a floating health clinic for squatter settlements in Lagos, Nigeria.

Team Captain
Canstruction West Virginia
2013, 2014, & 2015, The Covenant House, Charleston, WV
Design/Build competition using canned food. All canned food goes to feed those in need.

Habitat for Humanity
2014, Charleston, WV


Skills & Endorsements


Architectural Design
Building Science & Envelope Design
Building Information Modeling
Sustainable Design
Project Delivery



Master of Architecture (MArch)
Savannah College of Art and Design
September, 2004 – June, 2006, Savannah, GA

Bachelor of Science Engineering Technology (BSET)
Fairmont State College
January, 2008 – May, 2002, Fairmont, WV


Honors and Awards

2013 Placemaker Award for Leadership, Inspiration, Stewardship
The Building Conference, Morgantown, WV

2013 Placemaker Award for Sense of Place
The Building Conference, Morgantown, WV



Certifications and Registrations

• Registered Architect, West Virginia, #4244
• LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design and Construction (LEED AP BD+C)
• Construction Documents Technologist (CDT) – Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)
• National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) – Certificate Holder

Professional Affiliations

• Member – American Institute of Architects (AIA) – West Virginia Chapter
• Board Member and Past Chair – United States Green Building Council (USGBC), WV Chapter
• Advisory Council Member – University of Charleston Interior Design & Drafting Technology
• Member – Epsilon Pi Tau – International Honor Society for Technology