Kathleen O. Frazier, FAIA
Kathy is co-founder of the firm and is the Principal-in-Charge. She has extensive experience in historic preservation, community redevelopment, and downtown revitalization. She currently oversees all projects in the office including the design services for the Virginia Main Street Program, an affiliate of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s National Main Street Center. Her projects have won numerous design awards, including a national Palladio Award as well as ones from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the former Preservation Alliance of Virginia (PAV), and Preservation Virginia. Her work has been featured in a broad range of magazines including Virginia Living, Traditional Building, Urban Land, and Southern Living. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s architecture program and was the first Façade Improvement Program designer for Historic Staunton Foundation and its second executive director. Kathy was elevated to the College of Fellows in the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in early 2021. As the highest membership honor in the AIA, fellows are recognized for their exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society.
Annie Mathot, AIA, LEED AP BD&C
Annie’s experience includes design and management on a wide range of projects including downtown and neighborhood revitalization plans, design guidelines, neighborhood stylebooks, corridor plans, historic rural village initiatives plans, pattern books. Annie has earned LEED accreditation as well as EarthCraft Developer certification. Her thorough knowledge of traditional architectural design elements and historic residential styles is also applied to residential architecture projects, where she specializes in rehabilitations and contextual additions to historic residential-scaled buildings as well as new home design. She is skilled at both hand rendering and computer illustrations. Annie graduated from the University of Miami School of Architecture with a bachelors in architecture. She joined Frazier Associates in 2005.
Susan works on all aspects of architectural projects, including design, project management, and production of construction documents. Although cross-trained in a variety of project types, she specializes in historic architecture and facade improvement as it relates to revitalization of historic and downtown commercial districts. Susan utilizes SketchUp software to create 3-D models, which enhance rehabilitation and revitalization projects and are also used in reports, wayfinding and design guidelines illustrations. She serves as Frazier Associates’ design specialist with the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Virginia Main Street Program. Susan holds an undergraduate degree from Northern Illinois University, and a Master of Architecture from Virginia Tech. She has been with Frazier Associates since 1999.
Sandy Hanger, SEGD
A member of the Society for Environmental Graphic Design, Sandy specializes in the design and installation of community wayfinding programs. She has designed over twenty-five regional and community specific sign systems, as well as numerous systems for parks, museums and institutions. Sandy is also the head graphic designer for all Frazier Associates’ publications, illustrations, photo simulations, presentation graphics and maps. Sandy has a Bachelor’s of Science degree with a concentration in Graphic Design from James Madison University and has been with the firm since 1999.
Deneen D. Brannock
With more than 30 years in the design and preservation field, Deneen offers a wide range of services for both residential and commercial clients. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from James Madison University and is a graduate of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s “Preservation Leadership Training Program.” Deneen honed her preservation skills as a facade improvement program coordinator for Historic Staunton Foundation and subsequently as its Executive Director. She manages the firm’s historic rehabilitation tax credit applications, and assists clients with interior finishes and paint colors. In addition to design work, Deneen handles business development and marketing for the firm, talking with prospective clients, preparing proposals, and developing web content, social media posts, newsletters, and other marketing materials. She has been with Frazier Associates since 2006.
The most recent addition to Frazier Associates, Jameson joined the firm in 2023 and lends his technical and organizational skills to all office operations. He is committed to maintaining efficiency and fostering a positive work environment and works diligently to ensure the success of our team on projects from architecture to wayfinding. Duties include working with the Marketing Director to develop proposals and marketing materials and updates to the firm’s website, as well as assisting with formatting and editing project reports, preparing materials for tax credit applications, and coordinating in-house schedules and training. Jameson is concurrently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at Virginia Tech, showcasing his dedication to both academic and professional pursuits.
William T. Frazier, FAICP
Bill is co-founder of the firm and his area of specialty is urban planning with an emphasis on design guidelines throughout the southeastern United States. Bill is a frequent speaker at conferences on community planning and his projects have been recognized for excellence with awards at the national and state level. Bill is also an architectural historian, and has spent more than 45 years integrating his community revitalization expertise with his background in historic preservation. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Bill went on to get a Masters of Planning and a Masters of Architectural History, all from the University of Virginia. He was the first executive director of Historic Staunton Foundation and is a former director of the Western Regional Office of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in San Francisco. Bill was recently inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and was commended for his contributions in historic preservation to Virginia by a joint resolution of the Commonwealth of Virginia General Assembly in 2016.
Thomas C. Clayton, RA, NCARB, LEED AP BD&C
A senior project manager with more than 30 years experience, Tom offers strong project management skills particularly in the area of complex, fast track, or multi-phased projects. Tom is one of three Frazier Associates architects who have earned LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accreditation as administered by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED Accredited Professionals have demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles and the LEED Rating System. Tom specializes in both new construction and historic rehabilitation projects with an emphasis in the public/institutional and commercial projects sectors. Tom graduated with a Bachelors of Architecture degree from Virginia Tech and has been with Frazier Associates since 2003.