Since joining HBRA Architects in 2004, William was appointed Senior Associate in 2007 and has served as project architect / manager for a number of key HBRA projects, including the new Student Success Center at the University of Arkansas, and renovations of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale, Stanhope and Clio Halls at Princeton, and St. Chrysostom’s Church in Chicago. Bill’s extensive experience with the rehabilitation and renovation of historic buildings has fostered a thorough understanding of new and old building systems and construction methods, an appreciation for the ways in which building materials and systems age, and the ability to integrate new technology into older buildings in a functionally and aesthetically appropriate manner.
Prior to joining HBRA, while at Eifler & Associates, Bill was involved in the restoration of the Garfield Park Conservatory, the Graceland Cemetery Administration Building, Louis Sullivan’s Charnley House, and other notable historic Chicago buildings including Prairie School residences by Frank Lloyd Wright, Walter Burley Griffin and others.
He has recently lectured on such topics as Environmental Controls in Museums, Libraries and Archives at the University of Wisconsin, presenting the Beinecke Library renovation as a case study. Bill graduated with a Bachelor of Architectural Studies from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1979 and received a Master of Architecture from University of Pennsylvania in 1984.
William is a registered architect in the State of Illinois.