WILLIAM J. BATES, FAIA
2018 First Vice President | President-Elect, 2019 President
American Institute of Architects

As vice president of real estate for Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, Bill Bates is responsible for the restaurant growth division. He also managed the design and construction of 1.4 million square feet of office, laboratory, and manufacturing space with Marconi, Inc.

His many leadership positions and civic volunteer work also demonstrate the importance connecting the built environment, communities, and culture: He has led AIA chapters, its Diversity Council, and founded the National Organization of Minority Architects Pittsburgh Chapter. He is on the board of both the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation and the Green Building Alliance.

Thursday, Oct. 4                       
Keynote | 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Expanding Our Influence

Bill’s presentation will focus on AIA’s Blueprint for Better Community Design initiatives and the importance of partnerships and working together at the state and federal levels.