Jury Chair: William Browne, Jr. FAIA, LEED AP
William (Bill) A. Browne, Jr., FAIA, LEED AP is the president and founding principal of RATIO Architects, Inc.
Creatively molding innovation, refinement in design, marketing and practice management, he
has built an award-winning, interdisciplinary firm.
Since founding RATIO more than 30 years ago, Bill has focused his career on advancing both the quality of design and delivery of professional services.
Through the integration of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and historic preservation, his
projects have served as catalysts for revitalization in numerous and diverse communities.
Skillfully combining his
ever-present enthusiasm with refined and effective communications skills, he
has championed and elevated the understanding of the value of design quality and positively influenced numerous clients within higher the educational, corporate, public service and cultural communities.
Bill received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign, and his Master of Arts in Architecture at the University of Florida.
is NCARB Certified
(National Council of Architectural Registration Boards) and a registered architect in 16 states.
has been involved in numerous community boards and organizations.
He is currently serving as the Board Chair with the Indiana State Museum.
He has been a member of the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission for over 22 years and now serves as its President.
He is a member of the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, the White River State Park Commission, the Historic New Harmony Board, and the Marian University Cycling Advisory Board.
community participation by being selected into the Stanley K. Lacy Leadership series in 1987, an organization that continues today to assist in the creation of new leaders in the Indianapolis community.
Bill was invested with the title of Fellow in the American Institute of Architects recognizing his design service in the profession in 2009.
most recently was honored as a Legend IN Design by the Coalition of Interior Designers