Will is a Landscape Architect and Urban Designer at OLIN in Philadelphia. Over the course of his career, he has worked on a variety of award winning projects, ranging in scale and typology. Will has an intense curiosity about the social dynamics of places, material expression, and performative aspects of landscapes. His consensus building approach to design fosters collaboration, creating distinctive landscapes that are firmly grounded in a sense of place.  

His inventiveness has yielded ecologically intelligent and socially purposeful places including Apple Park, the recently completed Cummins Green in Indianapolis, Pennovation Works in Philadelphia, the Master Plan for the Alexandria Waterfront in Virginia, and Mill River Park and Greenway in Stamford, CT which recently won a Design Honor Award by the American Society of Landscape Architects in 2015.

Will has received recognition for his work by the Urban Land Institute, the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the American Institute of Architects. His worked has been published in Landscape Architecture Magazine, Architectural Record and a variety of online publications.

He is currently overseeing the design of The Hills at Vallco in collaboration with Rafael Viñoly Architects. The project re-envisions a 50-acre abandoned mall into a mixed use town center including a 30-acre rooftop park that will be the world’s largest green roof upon completion. His other recent work at OLIN includes the National Desert Storm War Memorial in Washington DC, the new residential community on the campus of the University of Arkansas in collaboration with Leers Weinzapfel Associates & MODUS, the latest expansion of Camana Bay in collaboration with STUDIOS Architecture, and the renovation of the Alderman Library at the University of Virginia in collaboration with HBRA Architects.

Will earned a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. During his academic experience, he received several awards, including the ASLA Honor Award and the Stanley Abbott Award for his master plan for the Lower Hill District in Pittsburgh entitled 'Pittsburgh's Fourth River: A Confluence of Cultures'.

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