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William Childress

William Childress

Atlanta, GA, US

 

About 

Employment 

John Portman & Associates, Atlanta, GA, US, Project Designer

Nov 2015 - current
 

Archetype Group, Yangon, MM, Architectural Design Manager

Tapping into newly-opened Myanmar, I joined Archetype Group’s Yangon office in July 2013. My role in this French-owned, Vietnam-based firm encompasses not only leading a design team but managing clients, budgets, schedules, and contracts. I acted as design manager for what will be the tallest building in the country upon completion and helped win a contract to act as Executive Architect for the Landmark Yangon project, a 500,000m2 mixed-use project designed by Cecil Balmond which will house the first Peninsula Hotel and residences in Yangon.

Jul 2013 - Jul 2015
 

UK H&D Design, Shanghai, CN, Senior Architectural Designer

I joined H&D for the opportunity to take on more responsibility in the design process and to take the PM role on a number of projects. I currently serve as the primary designer for large-scale commercial, residential, and hospitality projects throughout mainland China. Successfully met the needs of numerous government entities in designing a campus for local government headquarters in Lixian, Hunan. On the Huachuang Tower project I took over from an outgoing PM and won back the clients’ business with a new concept for an office and Sofitel Hotel branded complex with a commercial development at its base.

Nov 2011 - Jul 2013
 

DLR Group/WWCOT, Shanghai, CN, Architectural Designer

While at DLR I combined techniques for sustainable construction through energy-usage and environmental analysis with parametric design skills to deliver high quality projects to clients throughout mainland China. Implemented the use of Revit for the first time in the branch’s history while designing a house on Chongming Island.

May 2011 - Nov 2011
 

Milton Pate Architects, Charleston, SC, US, Intern Architect

Worked on design development, construction documents, and site inspection for luxury hospitality projects for clients such as the Ritz-Carlton Group. I learned to meet the needs of highly demanding clients and collaborators while working with Robert AM Stern Architects on the Mansion on Peachtree, a luxury hotel and residential tower now under the Mandarin Oriental umbrella. At MPA I also gained experience in high-end preservation and refurbishment while working on the Cloister at Sea Island, a historic resort which hosted the 2004 G-8 Summit.

May 2006 - Aug 2009
 

Milton Pate Architects, Atlanta, GA, US, Intern Architect

Worked on design development, construction documents, and site inspection for luxury hospitality projects for clients such as the Ritz-Carlton Group. I learned to meet the needs of highly demanding clients and collaborators while working with Robert AM Stern Architects on the Mansion on Peachtree, a luxury hotel and residential tower now under the Mandarin Oriental umbrella. At MPA I also gained experience in high-end preservation and refurbishment while working on the Cloister at Sea Island, a historic resort which hosted the 2004 G-8 Summit.

May 2005 - Aug 2005
 

Education 

Clemson University, Clemson, SC, US, Masters, Architecture

Graduated from Clemson University with a Master of Architecture Degree. Studied one semester at the Daniel Center for Building Studies and Urban Research in Genoa, Italy. First recipient of inaugural Clemson WWCOT/DLR Group Shanghai Fellowship of an endowed internship in the summer of 2010.

Aug 2009 - May 2011
 

Clemson University, Clemson, SC, US, BArch, Architecture

Graduated from Clemson University in Clemson, SC, USA with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Architecture and a Minor in International Politics. Studied for a summer term in St. Petersburg, Russia in 2004.

Aug 2001 - May 2006
 

Awards 

The DLR Group / WWCOT Shanghai Fellowship, Award

Recipient of the Inaugural Fellowship.

Established in 2009 in collaboration with WWCOT-Shanghai, Clemson University’s Center for China Studies, and Clemson Off-Campus Programs Center, the Graduate Program of the School of Architecture offers a competitively-selected internship opportunity and fellowship for qualified students. Students are selected on the basis of demonstrated design abilities and an interview process early in the spring semester for an internship from mid-May to mid-August.

2010
 

AIA Spartanburg Fellowship, Grant

Recipient of a grant to study at the Charles E. Daniel Center in Genoa, Italy in the Fall Semester of 2009.

2009
 

Milton E. Pate Endowment, Grant

Recipient of a grant to study at the Charles E. Daniel Center in Genoa, Italy in the Fall Semester of 2009.

2009
 

Clemson Russian Area Studies Committee Fellowship, Grant

One of two recipients at Clemson University for a grant to study Russian art, architecture, language, and politics at St Petersburg State Polytechnic University in the summer of 2004.

2004
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills