WILLIAM ANTHONY HOGAN, III
WORKING GROUP 1 CO-FOUNDER
Bill Hogan realizes projects that synthesize broad and deep abilities in design, engineering, project management, and craft. Born and raised on the Eastern Seaboard, Bill earned a Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Film from Claremont McKenna College in 1985. In 1995, Bill completed the Master of Architecture program at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles, winning the Outstanding Graduate Thesis Award for “Making Place: A Furniture Production Node in Vernon, California.”
Following graduation, Bill joined architecture and urban design firm Studio Works, founded by fellow principals Robert Mangurian and Mary-Ann Ray, establishing a professional and personal relationship that continues to this day. With Studio Works, Bill has led the following notable projects: LAUSD West Adams Preparatory High School, a $100 million, 250,000 sf new campus on a 14-acre city center site; LAUSD Marshall Primary Center, a $7 million, 33,000 sf ground-up elementary school; Pilibos Armenian School, a $2 million, 15,000 sf addition to a private school in Los Angeles, and Milwaukee Montessori School, an award-winning $1.5 million, 60,000 sf transformation of an existing 3 story brick office building into an inspiring K-12 school.
Bill’s passion for structural engineering has fostered an ongoing collaboration on more than 100 projects with Gordon L. Polon, one of the premier engineering firms in Southern California. Bill is expert in Type 5 wood, steel, and concrete design, in integrating new structures with existing construction and in resolving the complexities of lateral design and detailing. Projects include high tolerance renovations to Richard Neutra and A. Quincy Jones designed buildings.
Teaching complements this work. Since 2004, Bill has taught both design studios and structures seminars at SCI-Arc and has been a guest critic at Woodbury University and UCLA.