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William H. Paxson


Will Paxson leads the design of the firm’s major science and technology projects, focusing on engineering and biomedical research facilities for both academic and corporate clients.  His work involves technological innovation in the design of laboratory buildings providing high quality workplaces to encourage and foster interdisciplinary research and collaboration. His major intention has been, in each project, to reconcile the technical requirements required to support scientific research including extremely sensitive equipment, with the qualities of space and light that support human creativity and intellectual pursuits.

His diverse portfolio includes Princeton University’s Neuroscience and Psychology Complex, UConn’s Pharmacy and Biology Building, the Irving Cancer Research Center at Columbia University, the Mount Sinai Medical Center Master Plan and Icahn Medical Institute, and the Ford Engineering Design Center at Northwestern University. Mr. Paxson is currently leading Davis Brody Bond’s involvement on the first phase of redevelopment at Columbia University’s Manhattanville Expansion, which includes the 350,000 gsf Jerome Greene Mind Brain Behavior Institute.

MArch, Yale University ScB, Brown University American Institute of Architects LEED AP BD+C Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society Society for College and University Planning Former Chairman, Planning Board of Oradell, New Jersey

Selected Projects