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Architecture, Building Culture, and Computing

William West


I am an architectural designer, an expert in computing in architecture, and a designer of architectural instruments. My current project is Programma, a new design computing environment for architectural programming.

Before founding Programma, I was the Director of Integrated Design at Robert A.M. Stern Architects, where I led firm-wide practice and technology initiatives from 2012 to 2014. During this time I worked with more than 20 project teams on the implementation of advanced project delivery methods. From 2009 to 2012, I supervised design computation and modeling on the half-million-square-foot project for New Residential Colleges at Yale, which are currently under construction. The scale and geometric complexity of this project posed numerous technological and organizational challenges, which I addressed with a range of specialized modeling techniques, representational methods, and collaboration tools.

Prior to joining RAMSA as a designer in 2007, I worked as a designer for Porphyrios Associates in London and Duane Phillips Architektur & Städtebau in Berlin. I have a Master of Architecture from the Yale School of Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Stanford University.