I'm excited to annouce the addition of Bill Hansell, an architect based in Marin County California, as a guest blogger on the Marin Modern Real Estate website. Bill will serve as a contributing editor to our Marin County real estate blog and will offer expert advice and insight on all things architecture & design related in Marin and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Bill has assisted a number of our clients and we welcome the opportunity to have him share his expertise and knowledge "online" with our clients, colleagues, friends, and website visitors. You'll be able to track his contributions online by visiting various categories on our Marin blog including Marin Architectural Homes, Green Living in Marin County, the Eichler Homes Forum, and more.
We welcome Bill Hansell to our blog and look forward to his contributions!
About Bill Hansell, Architect
Bill Hansell has more than twenty years experience in architectural and interior design and planning. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Virginia and studied Architecture and English Literature there as an undergraduate. A Pennsylvania native, Bill’s professional experience began in the highly regarded Washington, DC offices of Shalom Baranes Associates. There he worked on a variety of commercial, institutional, and residential projects. Following his interest in contemporary American design, he relocated to California in 1990. He joined the award-winning firm of Keating Mann Jernigan Rottet in 1991 to work on office tower projects in California and Texas, including the renovation of 707 Wilshire Blvd (a 262 meter office tower) and 10960 Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles, International Place in Dallas, and Houston’s BMC Headquarters. While in Los Angeles, he also worked with Wolf + Partners and Ellerbe Becket on the Flower Street Office Tower and the RTD Headquarters Competition, respectively.
Bill earned his California Architect License in 1993 while at the offices of Skidmore Owings and Merrill. At SOM Los Angeles, Bill worked on renovations of the landmark Hollywood Bowl and other entertainment industry projects. With SOM, he gained international experience on the Tipco Headquarters Office Tower in Taiwan and HP Offices in La Gobba, Italy. He moved to the SOM San Francisco office as one of the lead designers of San Francisco Airport’s International Terminal. His San Francisco experience also includes retail, education, and multi-family residential projects.
Bill opened the office of Hansell Design (now FUSE) in 1996. The firm has completed projects throughout the Bay Area and hasexpanded its scope to include design services in Ireland, where Bill is also a citizen. In 2006, Bill completed work as Project Designer for a new showpiece Mercedes-Benz of San Francisco location. Bill is active in Bay Area architecture schools. He has taught at UC Berkeley and the Academy of Art University, and has been a guest critic at CCAC and his alma mater, UVA. He is active in his community of Lucas Valley in Marin County, CA.