Congratulations to William (Bill) Stein FAIA as he steps into the role of Principal Emeritus. Bill has been a vital leader of Dattner Architects for over forty-five years. His career exemplifies architecture in service to society, committed to design excellence and civic engagement.
Bill studied with Richard Dattner at the City College School of Architecture (now the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture) and joined Richard’s practice in 1977. He became an associate in 1980 and a principal in 1999. At Dattner Architects he has fostered a collaborative, inclusive culture, shaping buildings that serve social needs and improve neighborhoods.
He has directed notable civic and housing projects throughout New York City and guided the growth of the firm’s affordable housing practice. From Public School 234 in the heart of Tribeca, to the landmark West 72nd Street Subway Station, to The New York Public Library’s Bronx Library Center, to Via Verde, the award-winning, sustainable affordable housing development, Bill’s work has had a lasting impact on the public realm and the lives of New Yorkers.
Bill is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. He served as a Vice-President of AIA NY and President of the Center for Architecture Foundation. He chaired a code review committee for the NYC Model Code Adoption and is a board member of the Citizens Housing & Planning Council. In 2021 he received the Henry Hobson Richardson Award from the AIA NYS, recognizing architects who have made a significant contribution to the quality of public architecture in New York State.