• Cornell University, Bachelor of Architecture, 1990

  • Cornell University Design Studio Instructor, June, 1990

  • Architecture Design Critic at CCA, Stanford University, USF


  • Architectural Design

  • Architectural Masterplanning

  • Urban Design

  • Branding Design

  • Graphic Design

  • Community Outreach

  • Design Team Management

  • Architectural Design Guideline Development

  • Architecture Project Marketing

  • Project Interview Development and Presentation

  • Office Leadership Group Development

  • Sketching

  • Photography


Clients Include

Stanford University
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of San Francisco
California State University, Chico
Bard College
The Schools of the Sacred Heart
Crystal Springs Uplands School
Contra Costa Community College
City College of San Francisco
Alliant International University
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Genentech / Roche
Mission Bay Development Group
STRADA Investment Group
Ascendas –Singapore
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc
Shorenstein Realty Services
San Francisco Giants
London + Regional Panama
Merchandise Mart Properties
Transit Development Partners, LLC
Equity Office Properties
City of San Francisco
City of South San Francisco
City of Cupertino
City of Union City
City of San Jose
Salt Lake City Airport
American Airlines
The Elkhorn Lodge
Kaiser Permanente
Goals Soccer Centers Inc.



I have been practicing as a designer and an architect since 1991.  My path began in the suburbs of New England and moved on to Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.  Soon after I found myself in San Francisco.

I believe architecture is about space.  The exploration for me is found in the manipulation of that space within, around and between built form.  All three are of equal value in shaping our environment.  I believe that building facades should be understood more as the transition from one of these spaces to the next and not merely as enclosure. This logic helps to direct project form, aesthetics and performance.  I practice these ideals during the design process of all projects.

Bill Katz  AIA, LEED AP BD+C




Current & Recent Work

Salt Lake City International Airport, Salt Lake City, UT - Under Construction (link)

Chico State University Physical Sciences Building - Under Construction (link)

Biotech Office Building (confidential client), South San Francisco, CA - Completed 2015 [link]

Nucleos, Biopolis Biotech Development, Singapore - Completed 2015

San Francisco Ferry Building Kiosks, San Francisco, CA - Completed 2016


Recent Publications

TV News: Chico State Makes Progress on Physical Sciences Building (link)

SF Chronicle - New design for SF’s public toilets is sleek, shiny and modern (link)

SF WEEKLY - New Spaceship-Like Toilets Win Contest For S.F. Streets (link)

Wallpaper* - Salt Lake City makes its mark on the global architecture map (link)

ChicoER: University to break ground on new science building this fall (link)

SF Business Times - Cutting-edge design sets Genentech’s South San Francisco campus apart

New York Times - Building a Modern Airport in Salt Lake City From One Well Past Its Prime

The Registry - Bay Area Real Estate, Bio-Engineered Real Estate: Genentech's Green Building 35 Provides 'Heart' of It's Campus

Hoodline.com, Construction has Begun on Ferry Building Kiosks

California Building News, Workplace Design Revolution

Contract Magazine, HOK Conceives $1.8 Billion Terminal for Salt Lake City International Airport

Luxe Interiors + Design, Architect Bill Katz (link)


Recent Awards

California Preservation Foundation award: Ferry Building North Facade Retail Kiosks (link)

Competition Win: San Francisco’s JCDecaux Public Toilets and Kiosks (link)