History of Moseley Architects
The Beatles recorded Abbey Road; 400,000 people converged for the Woodstock Music and Art Fair; Neil Armstrong walked on the moon; and the Boeing 747 made its initial test flight. Amid these revolutionary events, William “Bill” Ward Moseley left his position as a principal in a prominent Richmond, Virginia, architectural firm to establish his own practice in the city.
James H. Hening Jr. joined Bill as a second owner, at which time the firm became Moseley-Hening Associates (MHA). Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, MHA’s portfolio of work expanded to include private residences, schools, commercial buildings, government and military facilities, and more.
Robert “Bob” L. Mills, PE, became president, chief executive officer, and chairman of the board, having previously served as business development director and board member. The firm enjoyed continued growth and success, and ultimately became known simply as Moseley Architects.
During Bob’s 23-year tenure, Moseley Architects opened multiple offices in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina; entered the higher education and detention/corrections markets; and became a leader in sustainable, high performance design.
With more than 35 years of experience as a leader in the public school system, Stewart D. Roberson, PHD, joined the firm as president, chief executive officer, and chairman of the board.
BeeryRio merged with Moseley Architects, establishing Moseley Architects’ geographic presence in Northern Virginia and expanding its practice areas to include senior living facility design.
Marks Thomas merged with Moseley Architects, bolstering Moseley Architects’ ability to serve clients in the Maryland region, strengthening its existing presence in the senior living market, and allowing it to become active in the multi-family housing marketplace.