As an Associate Principal of Cooper Carry’s Mixed-Use and Residential Studios, Jenny Williams brings 20 years of experience designing a variety of project types, including adaptive reuse, education, medical office, multifamily, restaurants, and entertainment. Jenny brings critical thinking and problem solving to all aspects of the architectural process, from entitlements and design concept through on-site construction direction, to achieve both design and budgetary goals.
Jenny started her education of the built environment as a child, running blue-prints in her grandfather’s civil engineering office, and remembers an early art project designing a village with her father. She became interested in architecture in the 9th grade, and worked with a landscape architect / master planning consultant in high school, before applying for a higher degree.
She received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Architecture degrees from Clemson University, where she had the opportunity to study in Spain and Italy. This passion led her to be a fervent advocate for design education through exposure to different styles and cultural influences, which was critical to her growth as an architect. She has traveled to 14 countries and is planning on more in the future.
As a Midtown resident, Jenny engages in her community by representing the Midtown Neighbors Association on the Midtown Development Review Committee (DRC), which reviews new projects proposed for SPI 16 and 17, and provides feedback on the Ponce de Leon Corridor and Beltline Overlays. In her free time, she also enjoys practicing yoga, jogging on the Beltline and Piedmont Park with her dog Otto, trying out new Atlanta-area restaurants, and dreaming about her next travel adventure.
Jenny is committed to continuing to grow as a designer and leader, finding solutions as unique as each client, and creating environments that affect the way we experience place. She is passionate about the mixed-use puzzle and values a team dynamic towards problem solving.
She was named Associate in 2017, Senior Associate in 2019, and Associate Principal in 2021. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and the Atlanta chapter of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). She is registered to practice architecture in the state of Georgia.