Wolf Ackerman is an architecture firm based in Charlottesville, Virginia. We work on commercial, institutional, and residential projects of all sizes providing clients throughout Virginia and beyond with full architectural and interior design services from conceptual design through construction administration. The firm focuses on modern design and is led by its two partners - Fred Wolf and Dave Ackerman - who together share over 60 years of experience working on a wide variety of projects that have ranged from modest residential additions and custom houses to commercial offices, mixed-use and multi-family development, restaurants and retail showrooms to hotels, airports, and high-rise towers.
Both partners received their professional degree from the University of Virginia School of Architecture where each has taught design studios as adjunct faculty. The firm has worked with a number of local non-profit organizations to provide design services in support of their needs including the Building Goodness Foundation and its projects in Haiti. Fred served 8 1/2 years on the Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review from 2003 - 2011 and more recently served on the Board of Directors for the 2nd Street Gallery, a non-profit modern art gallery in Charlottesville. Dave has previously served on the Board of Directors for Light House Studio, a non-profit organization providing instruction and resources for youth filmmaking workshops.
Established in 2002, Wolf Ackerman has built a reputation for creativity and design excellence, receiving numerous awards and recognition for the quality of our work and the success of our projects. Our work has been featured in the book Nice House, online at Virginia Modern, and in a variety of design periodicals including InForm Magazine. Our practice is distinguished by our ability to listen carefully to our clients, to work effectively with them throughout the creative process, and to assure their projects are executed successfully during construction. This approach has led us to design solutions that are creative in their accommodation of program, sensitive in their response to the site, expressive of their materials and how the building is made, and respectful of sustainable design and construction considerations.