Bill Hynes, LEED, AP, ASLA

Associate Principal

Bill joined SWA in June of 2005 and became an Associate Principal in 2018. He believes that a good project can be an opportunity to solve a problem, tell a story, or make something beautiful – and that a great project should endeavor to do all three. Design should reflect a simple elegance and the genius loci, or spirit of place. His two decades of experience encompass designing and building award-winning domestic projects at various scales, mostly in California, ranging from campus projects (both academic and corporate) to estate residences, ranches, schools, parks, and civic/mixed use spaces. SWA’s diversity of scales and types of work drew Bill to the firm initially; the fact he received the Sasaki Award while studying at the University of Illinois was just water under his kinetic bridge. In the office, Bill is a resource for design, construction, technology, and office systems as a CAD manager and part of the I.T. steering group. Outside the office, he is a resource for ideas. He works extensively in his local community as an advocate for the public realm, urban design, and the built environment – most recently, taking the opportunity to envision a new ferry landing with enormous potential to reshape downtown Sausalito. He is a LEED AP, a registered landscape architect in the State of California, and a member of SPUR and ASLA.