Bill Hercules inspires healthcare executives and helps them shape their future places of care. Over more than a third of a century, he has planned and executed work for healthcare clients totaling almost 21 million sf with a total present construction value of more than $6.5 billion. Bill continues to sustain results-oriented, national leadership in architecture, and purposefully leads leaders to think deeply about their mission and better outcomes.
Having led successful architectural office practices in prominent international (Perkins+Will, HKS) and regional firms (Farnsworth, Christner), five years ago Bill founded WJH, a professional design alliance, which draws on his significant national network and focuses on connecting the larger questions of mission, health, performance, and occupant experience by using design thinking to build bridges from past models into very different future.
A Fellow of both the American Institute of Architects and the American College of Healthcare Architects, he is one of only 49 living dual Fellows, placing him in the top 0.04% of all U.S. architects. He is the 2018 President of American College of Healthcare Architects, the national certification body for the practice of healthcare architecture. He is regular faculty and an active member within the American College of Healthcare Executives, and had initiated inter-organizational educational initiatives between the ACHA and parallel national professional organizations like the ACHE and the American Hospital Association's American Society for Healthcare Engineering. Bill currently holds key national, state, and local leadership positions with various professional and community organizations, and has written, spoken and juried projects around matters of healthcare architecture.