Charleston's Luxury Construction recently added architect John Howard Williams to its team.
Williams' career has included experience with both architecture and construction. He was initially interested in civil engineering but went on to study architecture at Princeton University, where he worked with such renowned architects as Michael Graves, Richard Meier and Peter Eisenman.
After college, Williams took an assignment with the U.S. Navy, where he oversaw efforts to develop shop design computer software. He went on to work for major architecture firms in Philadelphia and Boston, designing buildings in Maine, South Carolina and New Jersey.
After that, Williams worked for two major U.S. general contractors in business development, earning contracts to build schools, hospitals and high-rise office buildings. He eventually went to work in the Far East, where he earned a contract to build the world's tallest building, in Malaysia.
Williams has kept a residence in Charleston for more than 23 years. He has designed many buildings and new homes in the area, including one of Charleston's largest art galleries.
In the Charleston area, he has been active with the American College of Building Arts, as well as with consulting on business development and marketing for many local architects and general contractors.