Experience

William Cochran

An early internship with Cornerstone Alliance, a community based economic development organization committed to supporting local small and minority-owned businesses in Benton Harbor, Michigan, turned into full-time employment. His work there with projects designed to attract new businesses to the area furthered the organization's mission through quality project design and implementation services, and contributed to William's sense of community. His work there included experience at the highest levels of local and state government as liaison to the state committee for Michigan's Renaissance Zone initiative.

For a time, William worked abroad with the internationally renowned and award-winning, Berlin-based firm, Hemprich Tophof. This experience, serving alongside architects known for incorporating character and quality into each of their buildings, served to reinforce William's dedication to individual and distinctive design.

William spent eight years working with Abonmarche Consultants, Inc., a full-service architecture, engineering and land survey firm in Benton Harbor, Michigan. His work there included a wide variety of roles on civil, educational, commercial and residential work, both locally and internationally. His experience included all phases of project and team management and developed a high level of technical expertise.

Qualifications

William left Abonmarche Consultants to form Insightful Design & Architecture. Since then, his work has included a wide variety of commercial and residential projects. He is licensed as an architect in Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Ohio and Wisconsin.

William is certified by the National Council of Architecture Review Boards (NCARB) and can be registered in any state, allowing the mobility to go to wherever he is needed to meet a client's needs, regardless of relocation or expansion across state lines.

For more than 10 years, William has provided design and implementation services on a variety of civic, educational, healthcare, restoration, commercial and residential projects. His broad and varied experience ensures your project is in capable hands.

William's qualifications are recognized by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and he is an active member of the national, state and regional chapters. He serves as a mentor with the AIA's Mentor Program to help current and future architecture students develop into well-rounded architects, and contribute effectively to the profession.

Education

William graduated at the top of his class in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in architecture from Andrews University School of Architecture in Berrien Springs, Michigan.

Students from across the United States and around the globe attend Andrews because of its traditional values and varied, world-class curricula. The School of Architecture receives continual recognition for this quality and its commitment to promoting the value of craft, civil community and service.

William works hard to keep his knowledge base fresh and current with ongoing research, study in expanding fields, and continuing education in architecture and related topics.