Moseley Architects and Cummings & McCrady Announce Merger

Friday, December 18th, 2020

Moseley Architects announced plans to merge with Charleston-based architecture firm Cummings & McCrady. The agreement will unite one of the Mid-Atlantic's highest ranking architecture and engineering firms with one of the Southeast's oldest architecture firms.
Cummings & McCrady's strong ties in the region have been forged over many decades. The firm formed in 1957 through a merger of Charleston'slargest architectural firm and its oldest engineering firm. Cummings & McCrady currently provides architecture services with a concentration in education, civic and historic preservation.

The firm is led by principals Jerry English and Ben Whitener. During his 30 years at the firm, English worked on notable projects including Sullivan's Island Elementary School, Randolph Hall, Baxter-Patrick James Island Library and the Charleston County Public Services Building. In 2005, the Charleston Contractor's Association honored English with their Architect of the Year award.

Since joining Cummings & McCrady in 1998, Ben Whitener has served on a wide range of projects including Bishop Gadsden Retirement Community, Folly Beach City Hall, Charleston County Law Enforcement Center, South Carolina statewide conditions assessments, the College of Charleston, Bland Building National Register adaptive reuse and Gifford/Rosenwald National Register preservation. He also serves as a trustee on the ClemsonArchitectural Foundation.

"Merging with Moseley Architects will allow the Charleston office to gain the resources and expertise necessary to not only attract new clients, but to broaden our services offered to existing clients. Throughout the merger process, I felt like we were all on the same team. I have developed some great friendships with the leaders at MoseleyArchitects and I hope to continue to grow the brand in Charleston and beyond," said Whitener.