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Mr. William Hercules, FAIA, FACHA

President / CEO,
WJH Health

Contact Details

WJH Health
Ocoee, FL


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.


Boston Architectural College
M Arch

Washington University in St. Louis
B Arch

Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Job History

Amercan Institute of Architects
January 2015 - present

February 2013 - present

Florida Foundation for Architecture
2014-15 President, Board Member, Benefactor
January 2010 - present

American College of Healthcare Architects
Fellow, Regent, Board Certified Healthcare Architect
March 2007 - present

Journey Christian Church
Chairman, Elder
January 2007 - present

American College of Healthcare Executives
Member, Lecturer
June 2006 - present

Florida Hospital for Children
Foundation Board Member
August 2004 - present

National Academy of Architecture for Health Leader, Orlando Board of Directors, Member
January 1993 - present

Florida Christian College
Vice President - Board of Trustees
May 2011 - June 2013

Associate Principal, Market Leader
November 2007 - February 2013

Vice President
December 2003 - October 2007

Farnsworth Group, Inc.
Practice Leader - Architecture
July 2002 - December 2003

Gateway Christian Church
Elder, Chairman
January 1995 - December 2002

Christner Inc.
Project Manager / Shareholder
May 1984 - July 2002