William E. Butler


“The most invigorating and truly fun thing about the work we do is the collaborative process of making joyful places that transform the way people experience the world.”

William E. Butler leads design and development for large-scale cultural projects and master planning for higher education campuses and corporate headquarters including Tulane University’s Goldring/Woldenberg Complex and Block 185, Google’s new campus in Austin. A passionate teacher, Bill taught at Yale School of Architecture for fourteen years. He has led of some of the firm’s largest cultural projects, including Overture Center for the Arts in Madison, Wisconsin, and the Minneapolis Central Library. Bill holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Architecture from Rice University.

Favorite Building: Katsura in Kyoto, Japan