William has more than 30 years of professional experience as a licensed architect. William Wood Architects was established in 1997 after branching off from Craig & Wood Architects which was established in 1984.
After graduating from Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo) in 1976 with a Bachelors of Science in Architecture, minoring in Construction Engineering, William gained his experience working with Taubman Company working on numerous shopping centers throughout California and Nevada. William also worked under Frederick Sena, one of the leading structural engineers in the San Francisco East Bay for four years. Working on over 50 structural engineering projects which gave William the background to incorporate engineering into his architecture.
The firm provides architectural services for residential, commercial and municipal clients in the following areas:
Includes a passive solar design built in 1989 in Lafayette, California. All the living areas experience sunlight at different times of the day through a central skylight. The 50’ octagon clear span that incorporate all the living areas was accomplished through a compression and tension ring to form the roof support. (Photograph by Picton’s Photographics)
New Multi Use Commercial
Includes the design and construction documents for the Mt. Diablo Financial Center and Center for the Arts in Danville, California that was built in 2001. The multi-use commercial center was the integration of a financial center and theater for the arts. (Photograph by Picton’s Photographics)
Projects for Municipal Clients
The Oakhill Park Community Center for the Town of Danville was built in 2007. This public facility was planned around the existing playground and pond. The Community Center is used for public events and provides classrooms for community uses. (Photograph by Sonoma Vistas)
In 1996-1997 William was the architect for the Designers Showcase for the Lesher Estate in Orinda. The proceeds from the showcase provided funding for the Rollie Mullen Battered Women’s Shelter in Concord, which included emergency shelters, dining facility, counseling center, and employment development and training that was converted from an abandoned condominium project. The design and construction documents for the shelter were done pro bono.
William’s civic involvement includes a 13-year term as a City of Martinez Planning Commissioner from 1988-2001. Design Review Commission 1989-1992 as a liaison between DRC & PC. Member of TRANSPAC Contra Costa County 1996-1999, Martinez Community Foundation Board of director and treasure from 2001 – present. Juror for City of Walnut Creek Action for Beauty 1999-present (Annual Event sponsored by the City of Walnut Creek).