Bill Kempf grew up in the Long Island suburbs of New York City. The grandson of an architect, he was fascinated by construction and knew from a very young age that he would also spend his life working in this profession.
Bill attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and in 1991 received his Bachelor of Architecture degree. In the summer of 1992, he found himself in Santa Cruz and decided to settle there. After working for several Bay Area firms, Bill became a Project Architect with local firm Thacher & Thompson in 1995.
In 2001 Bill opened his own firm in Santa Cruz and has created an extensive portfolio of completed work since then. His work encompasses both commercial and residential projects.
Bill has been a Certified Green Building Professional since 2007 and looks forward to designing smart, efficient and sustainable projects in the future.
Licensed in California since October 1995.
Member of the Architects Association of Santa Cruz County, currently - President
Member of the City of Santa Cruz Board of Building & Fire Appeals
Member of the Center Management Committee at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH)
Member of the Habitat for Humanity of Santa Cruz County Construction Committee
Vice Chair of the Spring Hill School Board, 2010 - 2012