Visiting Assistant Professor
William Olmsted Antozzi is a practicing architect at William Olmsted Antozzi Office of Architecture (WAO), his studio based in Brooklyn, NY where he has a range of projects from concept to construction both in New York and Florida. WAO practices in the public realm, where people live, work, and play. The design philosophy centers on finding solutions in unexpected opportunities, challenging established paradigms and inspiring new conversations about our role on the planet.
William’s experience is based on 15 years of design with some of the most renowned firms in the world. As an architect at Renzo Piano Building Workshop and Diller Scofidio + Renfro, William Olmsted Antozzi has employed technical rigor and design sensitivity, helping create some of the most important and acclaimed buildings in the built environment while living and working in Paris, France, Genoa, Italy, and New York City.
During his tenure with Renzo Piano Building Workshop, William collaborated on such projects as the Whitney Museum of American Art, Columbia University master plan Manhattanville campus, including the Neuroscience Center and School of the Arts, 87 Park in Miami, and the Kimbell Art Museum in Texas. With Diller Scofido + Renfro, William led a large team on a 300,000 S.F. project in New York City for a major tech company, that opened in 2022.
He remains involved in academia by participating in studio reviews and design critiques as a guest critic at a number of universities, including Pratt University, The University of Florida, The University of Texas, Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture, Pratt Institute, Parsons The New School, Texas Tech University, The University of Virginia, The University of South Florida, and The Universidad Francisco Marroquín.
William received a Bachelor’s Degree in Design from The University of Florida and a Master’s Degree in Architecture with an Emphasis in Sustainability from The University of Texas at Austin. The University of Florida recently recognized William with the Young Architects Design Award for his work in the profession.
In addition to his professional career, William also works in the field of social and global initiatives for community and environmental design. Collaborative projects include: the Solar Decathlon, Hurricane Katrina relief in Mississippi, design/build in Ladakh, India, Haiti disaster relief, and low-income primary school design/build in San Jose, Costa Rica. Through these ventures, he has engaged with nonprofit organizations such as Basic Initiative, the Design Corps, and H.E.A.R.T in order to bring socially conscious and inclusive design to those in need.
Masters in Architecture + Emphasis in Sustainable Design
University of Texas at Austin at Austin
Bachelor of Design
University of Florida