William Bailey AIA Partner

William Bailey, AIA Managing Partner

Known around Waterleaf as the “code guy,” it should come as no surprise that Bill’s love of pulling things apart as a kid to understand how they worked was so great that his father had to confiscate the family’s Phillips screwdriver. Undeterred, his curiosity persevered and led to a nuanced understanding of technical detail and engineering principles, which, when combined with his warm and clear communication style, enable him to translate complex technical information into understandable terms. His eyes light up when talking about historic renovation, a variety of work that unites his love of sustainability and technical finesse.

Bill’s time off the clock is driven by the endless pursuit of the perfect porter, a distinction he’s currently awarding Terminal Gravity’s limited run. His favorite place is the Columbia River Gorge, where he tries to keep up with his wife on “easy” 1,000 foot elevation trails. His biggest regret is selling his 1967 Camaro, and he laments at the fun he could have had pulling it apart and putting it back together again with his dad’s stolen screwdriver.

e: billb@waterleaf.com