Lea has been a principal in the firm since 1994. He has over 24 years of experience in the design of custom homes of diverse architectural styles. His other experience includes a wide range of commercial projects, multi-family housing, master-planning, historic preservation and resort facilities. Lea earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Auburn University and is currently a member of the American Institute of Architects. He is active in his community and the Episcopal Church. His personal interests include volunteer work on behalf of public art, planning and community design issues, travel, golf and literature.
Lea's personal residence was also featured on "Homes Across America" in 2004.