Josh Word

Senior Associate - Team Leader - Architecture Group

avid composter, hiker, tinkerer, diyer, debater

Growing up, for as far back as I can remember, I wanted to be a lawyer. It was a common saying of my parents that I “would argue with a rock,” though I preferred to characterize it as “healthy debate.” But upon entering my senior year in high school, I decided law was no longer in the cards. It was back to the drawing boards for me – literally. I have always had a passion for art and problem solving, so while the decision to study architecture seemed arbitrary at the time, in retrospect, it’s impossible to imagine that I would have taken any other path.

Growing up in a family of Alabama fans, the UGA pull was never as strong for me as it is for most who grow up in metro Atlanta, so it was to the North Avenue Trade School I went (or Georgia Tech for those not in the know). It was there, in the heart of Atlanta, that I gained an appreciation for all things built-environment, which I then parlayed into degrees in both architecture and city planning.

I have been fortunate to work on projects ranging from a couple of hundred to upwards of a million square feet across numerous project types and around the globe. But I have always felt that my skills and knowledge would be best suited to make a positive impact in my own neighborhood, which ultimately led me to join the Vickers team.

When I’m not hanging out with this crew, you’ll likely find me with my beautiful wife and daughters or hiking a local trail – preferably both.

Registered Architect in Georgia
NCARB Certified