Studio Leader

Associate Principal

Associate Principal Wil Drennan is passionate about design excellence. In every project, Wil focuses on human-centric approaches to creating interior environments which elevate the experience of inhabiting a space. In his nearly 20 years as project manager and lead designer on a diverse portfolio of commercial, mixed-use, hospitality, K-12, civic, and other work, Wil has developed a comprehensive knowledge of design principles, practices, and aesthetics. He particularly enjoys the process of anticipatory thinking and proactive design solutions; he is also fascinated by the impact of lighting on human minds and bodies and how designers can deploy lighting to create better interior environments. Beyond his design acumen, however, Wil has also earned a reputation as an excellent colleague who enjoys the process of team building, storytelling, deep listening, authentic collaboration, and problem solving.

Wil currently leads the Interior Architecture Studio in the Charlotte office, and serves as Chair of the firmwide Image Knowledge Team focused on integrating interior strategies from the earliest stages of architectural design to create a holistic, thoughtful, client-centered interior environment. With a Bachelor of Science in Design and a Master of Architecture from Clemson University, Wil is actively engaged in professional and community service; he currently sits on both the Rock Hill Board of Historic Review and is serving as Chair of the Board of Palmetto Community Health Care for 2023-2024.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: American Institute of Architects, Associate Member; USGBC LEED Accredited Professional; Construction Specifications Institute, Construction Documents Technologist; Rock Hill Board of Historic Review; York County Free Clinic Board Member