Bill Diefenbach

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Bill's successful architecture career began at age 17, with a summer job at SmithGroup's predecessor, Smith, Hinchman and Grylls. Bill's expertise has grown right along with the firm. He served as the design principal for many of our most highly regarded, high-technology projects, including the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Molecular Foundry. He deftly distills a wide range of input and can identify a common ground that serves all facets of a project. "I think my interest in all aspects of architecture—from design to technology to engineering to management—provides the balance that most clients are looking for," he suggests. "With our commitment to holistic architecture, it's probably why I am well-suited to SmithGroup, too." He's also well-suited to Northern California, where he revels in the beauty of the hilly backroads of Sonoma County from the driver's seat of his 1978 Porsche 911 Targa.