“Isaac combines a stellar design capability and big picture thinking with the detailed, analytical eye of a skilled university researcher.”


Partner & Maryland Studio Director

Isaac Williams is a Principal with Fielding International, and serves as the Director of the Baltimore / Washington Studio. He has led the design of schools in 11 countries on 4 continents. His design work has won numerous awards, most notably, the 2015 Association for Learning Environments MacConnell Award, the most prestigious award within the school design industry for the impact design has on learning, for the Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher STEAM Middle School, in Greenville, SC.

Isaac has taught architecture at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and has developed study abroad programs in the US, Dubai, Italy, and Scandinavia. His scholarship on school design has been published in both academic and trade publications, and he has lectured on school design nationally and internationally. He was the recipient of the Maryland Higher Education Commission’s Henry C. Welcome Fellowship from 2007-2010 for his research on the relationships between space and learning, and in 2015 collaborated in an interdisciplinary research study on the impact of active learning space on learning outcomes for students from diverse backgrounds, recently published by the AIA, EDRA, and SCUP. He has served as a juror for the American Institute of Architects National Honor Awards, the National School Board Association’s “Learning by Design” awards, DesignShare’s international awards program, and served as a resource team member and panelist for the American Architectural Foundation’s Great Schools by Design program.