William Worn

Emeritus Partner


William Worn has national NCARB registration and is registered in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Michigan, Virginia, Florida, and New York. He served as Commissioner on the Illinois Building Commission and Chaired the Accessibility Committee. He is past President of the American Institute of Architects in Illinois, representing the interests of more than three thousand architects statewide. Mr. Worn is Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois where his research interests lie at the intersection of sustainability and health. William holds both LEED(TM) and EDAC national accreditations.

Mr. Worn is recognized nationally for his expertise in matters related to housing for people with disabilities. He has developed curricula for teaching the accessibility requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Federal Fair Housing Act to HUD FFHEO enforcement officers. He has taught the curriculum to HUD staff in St. Louis, Washington D.C., Miami, Newark, San Francisco, Manchester, Minneapolis and Albuquerque. He was selected by the Illinois Attorney General to assist in the re-writing of the Illinois Accessibility Code; and was selected by the Illinois Capital Development Board to teach seminars statewide on the new Illinois Accessibility Code. He served on the MOPD Accessible Housing Task Force in Chicago and the Illinois Attorney General’s Access Committee. He was awarded the AIA Citation of Honor for his work on behalf of people with disabilities.    

  • B.A. Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.A. Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M. Arch.,University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 


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