William has been a facilities planning consultant since 1972. Through extensive project experience, he has become knowledgeable of the operations, facilities and issues in the education, justice, health, culture and other fields. William has developed computer-based planning tools and methodologies. He has published articles, presented at conferences, taught design professionals and been called as an expert witness.
William became immersed in planning for the K-12 education system in 1988 when his firm was engaged by the BC Ministry of Education to recommend improvements to policies and procedures for the planning and management of school facilities. One of the central themes in the project report was that school districts should have greater functional autonomy by improving their capabilities to plan, deliver and manage facilities. Since completing this pivotal study, many of William’s consulting assignments have been in the K‑12 system.
- Bachelor of Architecture, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 1972.
Program emphasized environmental psychology and facilities planning.
- Bachelor of Arts, University of Alberta, Edmonton, 1969.
Pre-architecture program with urban geography and industrial design as major subjects.
William’s background in urban geography and architecture is ideally suited to the development of strategic facilities plans for school districts. William has kept current with continuing education that has included extensive computer training, regular attendance at professional conferences and participation in many professional development courses.
- Principal, Matrix Planning Associates, Victoria, 1994 to present.
- Principal, Cornerstone Planning Group, Vancouver/Victoria, 1988 to 1994.
- President, William Wood Consulting, Calgary/Vancouver/Victoria, 1982 to present.
- President, Focus Planning, Calgary, 1979 to 1982.
- Partner, Brawn Parsons Wood Planning Partnership, Vancouver, 1978 to 1979.
- Associate, Resource Planning Group, Vancouver, 1977 to 1978.
- Consultant, Alberta Housing and Public Works, Edmonton, 1975 to 1977.
- Consultant, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1973 to 1974.
- Consultant, Graham Brawn and Associates, Vancouver, 1972 to 1975.
William has completed more than a hundred K-12 planning projects. His education sector clients have included 40 BC school districts, several private schools as well as the governments of BC, Alberta, Yukon and the Northwest Territories. Many of William’s projects have been the development of overall facilities strategies. Other projects have included facility evaluations, policy formulation, enrolment forecasts, facilities programming, public consultation and business case analysis.