Architect and project manager | TreanorHL Architects
William Robarge, AIA, is a licensed architect and project manager at TreanorHL Architects, a national architecture and design firm headquartered in Lawrence, Kansas.
Will is a graduate of the University of Kansas where he earned both his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture with a minor in Latin American Studies, and his Master’s in Architecture. Will has spent more than 20 years creating a diverse body of work, ranging from small retail center projects to large student housing developments that have garnered acclaim for both their elevated design and safety. Will was a member of the Construction Specification Institute (CSI) for over 14 years, serving on the Chapter Board in various capacities including President and Regional Representative. From his time with CSI, Will developed a strong background in evaluating building systems, materials, and specifications.
Growing up in a military family, Will lived much of his early life in various Latin American countries, including areas affected by extreme-weather events. Through this experience, he gained a deep respect for the first responders and volunteers who came to assist communities in crisis by providing disaster response and recovery services.
With a passion for helping in recovery efforts close to home, Will joined the Kansas Disaster Assessment Program in 2008, deploying to assist with various damage assessments of facilities and structures affected by tornados, flooding and severe storm events in Kansas.
Will has served on the AIA National Disaster Assessment Committee for almost two years. He has also volunteered to serve on the AIA Kansas Disaster Assistance Committee, where he will be trained as a certified disaster Safety Assessment Program (SAP) trainer and registered with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). Later this year, he will begin training architects to plan for and respond to disasters using SAP and Cal OES protocols.