William attended Ohio Wesleyan University for pre-medicine and then attended Western Reserve University, where he earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree. During his years at Western Reserve University, William received honors and awards.
William achieved honor of the Janzen Prize, Outstanding Freshman at Western Reserve University, School of Architecture, and a Music Honorary (Phi Mu Alpha). He also received the award for Most Promising Architectural Graduate from the Architects Society of Ohio in 1953. In 1984, Case Western Reserve University honored William with the Significant Beta Eta Sig Award.
Throughout the years, William has received many other honors and awards. He was honored by Cleveland Heights Board of Education by being inducted into the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame in 1987. He also received many awards by the Architects Society of Ohio and the American Institute of Architects.
William is active in his community and professional involvement. He is involved in many organizations including Governor’s State Health Resources Plan Task Force, American Institute of Architects, Architects Society of Ohio, National Fire Protection Association, The Builders Exchange, Inc., Ohio Hospital Association, and AIA Architecture for Health Committee. He has held many positions throughout some of these organizations, including president of the American Institute of Architects. Additionally, William is active in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Western Reserve University’s Alumni Association, East Cleveland Architectural Review Board, and Midtown Cleveland Design Review Committee.