Bill is an Executive Vice President and the Global Sports Leader at AECOM, the global design, infrastructure and construction services firm. Trained as an architect, Bill’s work is driven by a creative process linked to the broad knowledge and skills embedded in AECOM to provide innovative design solutions for his clients. His work focuses on large scale regeneration projects, major sports events masterplanning, and sports venue design where he leads multidisciplinary teams that create sustainable communities and memorable events.
Bill’s work leverages the capital investment required to host a major event to help regenerate areas of cities that are socio-economically challenged. He currently leads the AECOM team for the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games Plan - providing, design, engineering, transportation, cost, sustainability, and construction strategy services – and served as the Director of Venues and Infrastructure during the bid. Previously, he led the AECOM team that delivered the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games and Legacy masterplan as well as the design team for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and Legacy masterplan. In addition, he has advised the Tokyo Metropolitan Government on the Tokyo 2020 Games Plan.
His sports design and masterplanning is driven by focusing on the key components of any major venue or event – the spectator experience, the athlete experience and the legacy outcome – while ensuring design excellence, technological innovation, security, energy efficiency and financial responsibility.
Other recent projects include the Golden 1 arena for the Sacremento Kings – the first LEED Platinum sports facility in the world, a new campus extension for Cambridge University, and authored the masterplan for the Kings Waterfront in Liverpool, a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site.
He has a Masters of Architecture degree from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.