Ashley McGraw Names New Associate Principals


Ashley McGraw Architects is pleased to announce the promotions of two team members. Project architects Jason Evans AIA, LEED AP BD+C and Nicole Schuster AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CPHC have been named Associate Principals of the firm.                                                                                                                                                                          

“Nicole and Jason have each shown exceptional initiative and have made tremendous contributions to our practice,” said Ed McGraw, Ashley McGraw founding partner and CEO. “Committed to providing our clients with the best possible design solutions, they are a vital part of the future leadership at Ashley McGraw.” 

Jason Evans joined Ashley McGraw in 2008. His passion for developing the social aspect of architecture is evident in the numerous projects he has completed, particularly in his work for universities across New York state. “There is so much more to architecture than just making a building that satisfies the basic needs of its occupants,” Evans said. “At Ashley McGraw, we know how good design can positively impact the community at large.” Active in local affairs, he is a recipient of the Downtown Committee Award of Excellence for his dedication to improving Syracuse through public art and community engagement. Evans holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Syracuse University.

Nicole Schuster joined Ashley McGraw in 2016. She has been a Certified Passive House Consultant since 2015, and is currently applying her expertise to the Nuthatch project, an environmental learning and research site at Binghamton University that is targeting both Passive House and Living Building Challenge certifications. Going forward, Schuster said, “I’m looking for opportunities to develop Ashley McGraw’s authority in building science, so we can continue to give our clients—and the community—outstanding results.” A past president of the Central New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, she holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Syracuse University.

Derek Goodroe