As founding principal of HKT Architects Inc. for more than forty-eight years, Bill Hammer’s background includes large-scale residential, commercial, industrial and medical projects, as well as urban planning and design experience. He led the renovation of the historic Cambridge City Hall Annex which received the second LEED Gold certification in Massachusetts. As principal, he manages many of the firm’s operations and works closely with project architects to ensure precise project phasing and resolution of complex technical issues. Some of Bill’s past projects include the Storer Engineering Building at the Mass Maritime Academy, renovations and additions to the Campus Center at Holyoke Community College. Currently, Bill is involved in a number of projects that include developing several plans for the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation facilities to eliminate the use of fossil fuels. These include decarbonizing Georges Island and Castle Island in Boston Harbor and the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reservation in Falmouth.
Bill is a past co-chair of the BSA Housing Committee and a Trustee Emeritus of the Rhode Island School of Design and past Vice Chair of the Harvard GSD Alumni Association.