Originally born in Peru, William (Bill) Hoey grew up in a small rural town just outside of New Haven, Connecticut. Although he was an active student/athlete in the school system, there was never much exposure to quality architecture throughout his early years. The time was approaching where he needed to begin to think of a career. He needed something unique, something interesting, and something creative. Bill remembered his fondness for architecture; which stemmed from the visits he used to take with his Aunt as a child/teen to the National Building Museum in Washington D.C.
“Space, structure, light, sound, and the properties of materials, are architecture’s fundamental threads. Combining this framework with a strong concept that is conveyed through all aspects of the design, not just aesthetics, is key to creating a purposeful building that will endure for generations. We define our buildings - to define us.” -WH
Throughout Bill’s junior year of high school, he began to take developmental courses in architecture. In 2007, he was introduced to Christopher Widmer AIA and was his apprentice through the summer. Bill applied and got accepted into Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) where his passion for architecture grew throughout each rigorous semester. The summers of his first two years at WIT, Bill interned at REDI. There, he worked along side the principal of the firm; maintaining meeting minutes and observing the construction process. He also gained knowledge from other contractors and engineers when he attended weekly job meetings. During both of his Co-op semesters at Patriquin Architects, Bill applied the knowledge he gained at WIT into the professional field. He played a major role on a daycare project known as Friends Center for Children; creating visual aids for clients as well as schematic and design-bid drawings. Parallel to the daycare project, Bill recorded site documentation for a proposed restaurant (another primary project at Patriquin Architects). He also generated several design proposals for private residences using 3D modeling software such as Revit and Sketchup. Towards the end of his co-op, he was incorporated in the production of construction documents for the daycare. After graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in Architecture from Wentworth, Bill continues to gain experience and knowledge. Relentlessly pursuing his goal of impacting peoples lives through architecture and design. Intent on creating designs that will enhance peoples lives, the way architecture has enhanced his.