As Managing Director, Willard is responsible for the overall strategic direction and success of our Atlanta office. Under his leadership in building the multi-disciplinary practice, the Atlanta office has realized consistent growth and stability over the last five years. Key reasons for this success are diversification in markets and services, successful recruiting and retention of entrepreneurial leaders with deep expertise in both design and programmatic operations and the capability to reach and serve a prestigious client base that is local, national and international.
With more than 20 years with Perkins+Will, Willard has planned and delivered several of the firm's largest and most complex projects. Professional collaboration, innovative project delivery and a sense of humor are the standard in Willard's work. He is engaged at the professional, community and civic level and holds both a bachelor's and master's degree in architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology.