Ward leads the firm’s residential practice, focusing on apartments in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and homes around the metropolitan area and the East End. He also spearheaded the firm’s interiors department, which has now become Fearins | Welch Interior Design. Ward is a Fellow of the Morgan Library.
Prior to CWB, Ward became a partner at an architecture firm in Lancaster, PA. While there he served as an adjunct professor at the Pennsylvania School of Art and Design, was an alternate architectural advisor to the board of historic preservation, and worked with the Lancaster Alliance to develop plans to refurbish downtown open space. Ward moved to New York to begin work with his college roommate – Brendan Coburn – in the spring of 1999.
Ward grew up on a farm in the rural tobacco market area of southern Virginia. Intrigued by the pervasive Victorian architecture of his once-thriving hometown, he attended the University of Virginia and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture in 1989. He subsequently returned to UVA to acquire a Master of Architecture degree in 1993. Throughout his matriculation, Ward was heavily involved in student leadership, and remains active in the alumni association as a class trustee, serving most recently as a co-chair for reunions giving.
Ward lives in the West Village, and happily spends most weekends in the sleepy beach town of Amagansett, NY with his husband and their very vocal terrier-mix mutt.