Micah James

Micah James


Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Middle Tennessee State University. Professional member of IIDA and ASID.

To me, EWP is… a hardworking group of creative problem-solvers with a passion for forward-thinking workplace design. As the launching point of my new career in commercial design, I also feel confident in saying EWP is a fantastic place for emerging professionals. I couldn’t be more thankful for the mentorship, encouragement, and experiences the team provides me on a daily basis.

How I came to architecture and design… In hindsight, constantly stealing my little brother’s Legos to build dream houses as a kid should have been my first clue. However, as the daughter of a teacher and an artist, pursuing a degree in art education seemed the natural path for me. After a few years of teaching art at a nonprofit, our organization moved to a new location and I was put in charge of space planning and designing. Everything clicked for me through that process. Once we settled in, I stepped down from my role to go back to school full time for interior design. A year post-grad and I am continually reassured that I made the right choice for myself.

My role at EWP… As the newest member of EWP, I am primarily focused on learning the ropes of my first full service commercial architecture firm. I assist in production, lend a hand in renderings, and collaborate with my team on design concepts. Additionally, I am the first true local of our Nashville branch. I hope to be a bridge for our firm in our new ventures down south, and I like to think I provide a certain knowledge of the area that only a native Tennessean could possess.

Outside of EWP… When I’m not working, you’ll likely find me hanging out with my retired racing greyhound, running the Shelby Greenway, taking weekend trips with my boyfriend, and hanging out at all the best spots in my beloved East Nashville neighborhood.

“I hope to be a bridge for EWP and our new ventures down south. I like to think I provide a certain knowledge of the area that only a native Tennessean can possess.”