Will is a Landscape Architect and Urban Designer at OLIN in Philadelphia. Over the course of his career, Will has worked on a variety of award winning projects, ranging in scale and typology. He has an intense curiosity about the social dynamics of urban spaces, material systems, and urban infrastructure. His inventiveness has yielded ecologically intelligent and socially purposeful places including Apple Campus 2, the recently completed Cummins Green in Indianapolis, Pennovation Works in Philadelphia, and the Master Plan for the Alexandria Waterfront in Virginia, and Mill River Park and Greenway in Stamford, CT which won a Design Honor Award by the American Society of Landscape Architects in 2015.

Will has worked extensively on large scale international projects including Zeytinburnu Seaport, a 175-acre waterfront in Istanbul, the Bahia Urbana Master Plan, a 90-acre waterfront redevelopment in San Juan, and the Hong Kong Golf & Tennis Academy, a 20-acre resort in the mountains of Pak Kong.

Will is currently overseeing the design of The Hills at Vallco in collaboration with Rafael Vinoly Architects. The project reenvisions 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 work includes a new residential community on the campus of  the University of Arkansas in collaboration with Leers Weinzapfel Associates and the vision for the latest expansion of  Camana Bay in collaboration with STUDIOS Architecture.

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

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