William Smarzewski

William Smarzewski

Philadelphia, PA, US



Registered Architect living in Philadelphia. 

In a changing world of complexity and uncertainty, it is our role as designers to develop new processes and approaches of working with people to realize a better future. We have a generation to stop the use of fossil fuels to mitigate the effects of climate change; we need to think of architecture and urbanity as a means to explore the influence of designed objects at all scales, to not only design better globally-influenced physical urban conditions, but also discover ways of redesigning the sometimes invisible infrastructures and interfaces within which buildings and urbanism reside. 


EwingCole, Philadelphia, PA, US, Project Architect

Jul 2018 - current

KieranTimberlake, Philadelphia, PA, US, Intern Architect

May 2016 - Jul 2018

School of Architecture University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Philadelphia, Teaching Assitant

Responsible for teaching Sophomore and Junior level students concepts of architectural structures and tectonics. Responsible for creating content, grading, and lecturing. Engages students through one-on-one and lecture environments to ensure they have full comprehension of content. Worked to generate collaboration on various projects.

Aug 2014 - May 2016

School of Architecture University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, IL, US, Fred & Thomas Berger Fellow

Fellowship to participate in the Illinois School of Architecture's Chicago Studio Program. Consisting of one semester located in the School's satellite location in Chicago, Illinois. The program seeks to study issues surrounding transit and development in urban conditions.

Aug 2015 - Jan 2016

FGM Architects, Oak Brook, IL, US, Architecture Intern

Assist team in creating architecture and master plans through various design phases. Provide solutions in corporate, K-12, municipal, and federal markets. Integral to schematic solutions and presentations to clients. Responsible for graphics and renderings for client and marketing purposes.

Jun 2014 - Jan 2016


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MArch, Master of Architecture

Aug 2014 - current

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BArch, Architectural Studies

Aug 2012 - May 2014

University of Illinois Study Abroad Program - Versailles, France, BArch, Study Abroad Program

Year long study abroad in Versailles, France.

Aug 2012 - May 2013

College of DuPage (COD), Associate in Applied Science in Architecture

Aug 2009 - May 2012


Gerald K. Slawin Award, Award

Award for Design Construction Integration


Fred + Thomas Berger Fellowship, Scholarship

For participation in the Chicago Studio - University of Illinois


Rexford Newcomb Scholarship, Scholarship

Merit based architecture history and theory scholarship


Eagle Scout, Award


Areas of Specialization