Economy and sustainability are always paramount in his design work. “Along with meeting the client’s goals, I try to look ahead to how the project can also create a better community and be a good steward of the environment,” he says. Collaboration is key. “At the beginning of a project, everyone has a preconceived notion of what they want the project to be” yet as the various ideas and stakeholders come together, “we fulfill common goals and solve their problems with innovative solutions that stand the test of time. That’s what gets me out of bed in the morning.” Asked about a favorite book, Will names De architectura, a Roman treatise on architecture written some 2,000 years ago which argues the case for form and function, principles that are the building blocks for the modern architecture of today.