About Us

Wheeler • Boltz Architects

John Wheeler + Jason Boltz

Established in 2013, our partnership is based upon a shared vision of the practice of architecture. Wheeler Boltz Architects prides itself on long term relationships with our clients, and we aim to be trusted advisors. We do this through listening to our clients’ desires and challenges. Through an interactive collaborative approach to design, we tailor custom design solutions.

Wheeler Boltz Architects is located in the Highland Square neighborhood of West Akron in one of the oldest buildings in Akron, the Merriman Farmhouse, built in 1835. We have helped the property owner, our good friend and interior designer, David Hawkins Design Management, renovate and restore the property. The offices reflect our interests in sustainable design, community involvement and adaptive re-use, while imparting sensitive modernization of the interiors.


John Wheeler

John's experiences over twenty years as an Architect with an emphasis on Building Design and Construction, are wide ranging including large collaborative efforts on K-12 school projects, Higher Education facilities, highly technical and complex corporate projects, as well as multiple developer driven projects around the country. He has been an accredited LEED BD+C designer since 2009.

“Architecture really isn’t about the building; the building is the end result or culmination of listening. We listen to the clients needs, desires, budgets, and challenges. Our collaborative architectural designs are a synthesis of that communication.”


Jason Boltz

Jason brings twenty years of experience in commercial architectural design and construction. Jason is a registered architect, NCARB certified and LEED accredited. With a broad portfolio of project types ranging from higher education projects including the LEED Gold certified Advance Training Center for Cuyahoga Community College to the 2,000 square foot “jewel box” chapel for Beth El Congregation; Jason exemplifies an extensive and sensitive design range.

“Every project is derived from a careful understanding of each client’s needs, expectations, goals and aesthetic values. Our objective is to consider these factors carefully and provide solutions that are uniquely suited to each and every project”