Old School Skill Set? Drafting and drawing by hand
Favorite Hobby? Travelling to visit famous buildings
Favorite Bands? Led Zeppelin - Custard Pie /The Black Keys - Lonely Boy
What would you buy if you won the lottery? a Frank Lloyd Wright House and a 1998 Lamborghini Diablo
Favorite current TV show? Curse of Oak Island
Next skill set you would like to master? Learn to play the guitar
Favorite Architect(s)? Alvar Aalto, Richard Meier, Frank Lloyd Wright
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WILLIAM DAHN, AIA PP NCARB
Bill received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Pennsylvania State University in 1980 and his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Virginia in 1981. Obtaining his initial license in 1983, he currently is licensed to practice architecture in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Arizona. He is also a member of the American Institute of Architects and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.
Since founding Dahn & Krieger Architects Planners PC in 1988, Bill has been involved with a wide range of project types and sizes including public and private schools, churches and temples, medical offices and outpatient surgical facilities, municipal buildings, country clubs, single and multi-family residential, retail, fitness and office buildings.
His education and nearly 40 years of experience in the field have exposed him to the full spectrum of architectural services including programming, conceptual design, municipal approvals, production of construction documents and construction supervision. Utilizing this solid background, Bill has honed his skills as a designer and problem-solver who has a unique ability to create design solutions which are imaginative yet practical and which result in buildable solutions that respond appropriately to client needs and budgets.
In addition to providing superior capabilities as an architect, Bill has always believed that in addition to being a talented artist, an architect also needs to be a good listener. An architect must be able to understand a client’s needs, wants and budget constraints and convert those sometimes abstract concepts into specific programmatic requirements and project goals. Being able to help a client gain this type of clarity on a project at the onset allows for a much greater chance for overall project success and client satisfaction.
Finally, Bill believes that an architect needs to provide his clients with a consistently high level of service that responds to budget, schedule and deadline goals. He also needs to understand that the built result at the end of the project belongs to the client, not the architect. While the architect walks away from a project when complete, the client has to live with the result. Ending a project with a client who enjoys his new space or building and who also remains satisfied with the level and quality of service received from the architect is Bill’s definition of a successful project.