Bill Penner is an architecture practice founded by William Penner Architect, AIA.
I have been in continuous private practice for 19 years, I am a Registered Architect in New York State with a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University.
Prior to founding my architecture practice, I worked in New York as a project manager for a general contractor focusing on residential construction. I have also worked for an owner’s representative where I managed construction projects for cultural organizations as the owner’s agent. These two experiences have anchored my design process with an understanding of both the details and the costs of construction.
The relationship between the client and architect is critical to my process both for my own growth and, hopefully, as a positive transformation for my clients as well. I believe in problem solving; providing clients inventive, beautiful solutions implemented with an economy of means.
Before entering architecture school, I apprenticed as a chef in Chicago where I grew up. Cooking professionally opened me up to the craft of making things, which was both different and complimentary to my studies in Art History in college. Cooking was the spark that pushed me to study architecture and created my passion for building.
Today, food remains central to my life. I serve on the board of directors of the Park Slope Food Coop, a large food cooperative in Brooklyn, NY with over 17,000 members. Participating in a thriving business, which derives its success from nurturing community and fostering a sense of shared ownership, has broadened my interest in different ownership models and I am looking forward to exploring this mission in upcoming single and multifamily residential architectural projects.
Thank you for your interest in my practice, please use the project link below to review some of my work and always feel free to contact me with any questions.
William Penner Architect, AIA
183 Lorraine St. Studio 3052
Brooklyn, NY 11231 USA