William joined EskewDumezRipple in 2019 with an international portfolio of work in mixed-use developments and office tower design. After 15 years of residing in urban cities across the East Coast and Midwest, Will felt compelled to return home to his roots in New Orleans, bringing with him lessons learned from faraway places.
A native of Harvey, LA, his design career began at the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA), where he studied Visual Arts. There he discovered architecture as a catalyst for marrying his passion for the arts with building and urban design. He went on to study architecture at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, then receiving his Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania where he was awarded the Penn Design Scholarship and Dales Traveling Fellowship.
Will has previously worked at Barras Architects in Lafayette, Gage Architects in NYC, and more recently Goettsch Partners in Chicago. His notable projects include the supertall Nanning Tower in China, and the successful renovations at Illinois Center designed by the office of Mies van der Rohe located along the riverfront in downtown Chicago.
When not designing architecture, he enjoys playing basketball, urban gardening, and exploring his new neighborhood in the Irish Channel with his dogs, Roxy and Lucy.