Wolcott Architecture, Los Angeles
A.J. Wilder is the President of Wolcott Architecture | Interiors, a leading Southern California design firm, accomplished architect and business leader. He can be characterized as a strategic, driven visionary focused on building an architectural firm that is all about its clients. His strong design ability and focus on creativity and innovation have been key to the overall success of Wolcott Architecture | Interiors.
A.J. Wilder has over 15 years of experience in commercial and residential architecture and design. Wilder’s intimate knowledge of architecture is rooted in extensive construction experience, which augmented his formal education. While earning a Bachelor of Architecture degree at the New York Institute of Technology, Wilder supported himself by constructing custom residences.
After relocating to California to participate in a corporate interiors project for a New York firm, Wilder joined WAI as a Project Manager in 1997. Wilder became an integral part of the design and management team, advancing rapidly to Principal. He has lead some of Wolcott’s most significant projects including the design of headquarter offices for the International Cinematographers Guild and LA Center Studios. In 2000, he was named principal and began to spearhead the business development efforts for the firm, achieving a growth rate in excess of 20% for the past five years.
Today, he serves as President with leadership involvement on a majority of the firm’s projects, spearheads the business development efforts and provides overall strategic direction. He is also an active member of the community, serving as a board member of the Men’s Guild for the Children’s Hospital of Southern California, is a member of the Santa Monica Bay Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and assists in fundraising events for the Multiple Sclerosis organization.
Wilder is a registered architect in California and numerous other states; is a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, the American Institute of Architects and is LEED Accredited by the U.S. Green Building Council.
In addition to being a leader in the Architectural and Interior design industry, A.J. is also an accomplished pilot, hunter, golfer and most importantly father and husband.