William Schlein, AIA, Returns to Head the East Coast Expansion
HOUSTON — WHR Architects recently opened an office in Washington D.C. under the leadership of William Schlein AIA, LEED AP. This commitment was made to better serve the firm’s clients in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, and enhance relations with Federal agencies.
“In opening our Washington office with Willy Schlein, we are not just extending our reach, we are adding to the depth of our services,” comments WHR President and Chairman David Watkins, FAIA. “Willy returns to WHR with a remarkable scope of experience on a full range of healthcare and higher education facilities. He is a leader and understands the issues facing our clients in this challenging environment.”
“The opportunity to return to WHR and establish an office here is a homecoming for me,” said Schlein. “I began my career at WHR as a Tradewell Fellow, and share the firm’s dedication to research and evaluation, participatory process and optimized performance. The WHR culture is exceptional for its focus on improved project outcomes and positive working experiences.”
A nationally recognized leader in design for healthcare, education, science and technology, WHR has been expanding its service offerings and locations. In recent years, the firm has opened successful offices in Dallas, New Jersey and Abu Dhabi, and has acquired the capabilities of Genesis Planning, one of the nation’s leading medical technology planning and procurement firms.
WHR’s long-time clients in the Northeast include: Stamford Health System in Stamford, Connecticut; Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, New Jersey; and Meridian Health System’s Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, New Jersey. The firm is also working in the Southeast with Rex Healthcare’s Rex Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina; and nationally on medical equipment and furnishings procurement for multiple military clinics.
Schlein received his Master’s of Architecture from Clemson University, where he is a frequent visiting lecturer in the Architecture and Health Studio. He is member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH), where he was recently named to the board; he served as Chairman for the AIA/AAH Tuttle Fellowship Committee, and Chairman of the AIA South Atlantic Region Architecture for Health Inaugural Conference.