Adam Wisler grew up in downtown Flint, Michigan and started his professional career in tenth grade drafting for Delta Land Surveying and Engineering. He continued this employment throughout his time at Flint Central High School, where he graduated 6th out of a class of 414, and earned an academic scholarship to The University of Arizona.
While at The University of Arizona, he was an active and outspoken executive board member of many student groups and academic organizations, while maintaining his academic scholarship and Dean’s List status. He graduated with his Professional Bachelors of Architecture degree in May of 1993.
Upon graduation, Adam moved to Portland, Oregon and began his architectural internship with William Church Architect, gaining invaluable small firm experience in all areas of the firm. In 1996 he broke off on his own as Adam Wisler Design & CADD, providing consulting services to many Portland firms, and producing all the shop drawings for the largest glass manufacturing company in the region, Culver Glass. His work with Culver Glass included the technical shop drawings for nearly every commercial and high-rise in the region during that time, and the Control Tower at Portland International Airport.
This consultant work culminated in working with Architropolis, the design firm lead by the world-famous Michael Czysz. This experience had Adam traveling and working across the country on the bar and restaurant projects of the Midnight Oil Company, gaining invaluable bar and restaurant design experience working with the leaders in the industry. These projects include the Whiskey Park in Boston, the W Hotel in Miami, The Whiskey Sunset in Los Angeles, and the residence of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber on Malibu Beach.
In 2001 Adam moved to Cashiers, North Carolina to work with the world-famous Dan Duckham Architect. While working with Dan, he executed many mountainside homes in the organic style of Frank Lloyd Wright. This led to an opportunity to create what has become the Crest Mountain Conference and Entertainment complex. This project moved the architect to Asheville, North Carolina in 2004, and his work continued on this site, a renovation of an abandoned and historic school campus, through the construction of the Cirrus Condominiums, a stunning twelve-unit mountaintop structure inspired by his travels to the Swiss Alps. Other projects in Asheville include the renovation of historic structures into bars such as the Rocket Club, and The Bywater, which is still one of Asheville’s favorite establishments.
In 2010, the architect moved to the Cincinnati area and began pursuit of his Masters of Architecture degree from the esteemed University of Cincinnati College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning. After receiving his Certificate in Historic Preservation, he began pursuing projects such as Goodfellas Pizzeria and Bar in the Over-The-Rhine Historic District.