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Our studio pursues clarity — transforming complex conditions into buildings of elemental beauty and enduring value.

We work with our clients and partners to solve problems, reveal opportunities, and create inviting architecture for every place and purpose.

William Smith

Project Lead

William is an alumnus of Harvard University where he graduated as an M.Arch with distinction, and previously from the University of Oregon with a B.Arch. Before joining WA he worked at multiple firms in Oregon, New York, and abroad including PARA-Project, LEVER Architecture, Architecture Research Office, Allied Works, and HaasCookZemmrick. Throughout his work, William considers the possibility of building as a regenerative act for communities and their landscapes.


Master of Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Bachelor of Architecture, University of Oregon


PARA Project - Brooklyn, NY

LEVER Architecture - Portland, OR

Architecture Research Office - New York, NY

Allied Works Architecture - Portland, OR

Haas Cook Zemmrich - Stuttgart, Germany

Selected Projects at Waechter

Autocamp Sequoia - Three Rivers, CA

Hopscotch PDX - Portland, OR