William Browne, Jr.

Principal / CEO

Since founding RATIO Architects, Bill has focused his career on advancing both the quality of design and delivery of professional services. Through the seamless integration of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and historic preservation his projects have served as catalysts for revitalization in numerous and diverse communities.

Bill’s proven success in combining a strong design philosophy with business acumen have propelled the firm’s reputation – through the constant realization of award-winning urban design, architecture, and historic preservation projects – and has elevated the concept of an integrative approach to environmental design and planning in mid-sized cities to a status consistent with other major design centers.

Bill has constantly and creatively promoted innovations in advancing the integral relationship between firm leadership, office culture, project management and design excellence. This advocacy has been the engine that has led the growth of his company to the status of one of the premiere architectural design firms in the nation’s “Heartland” in volume of business, ranking and profitability.

Education & Registration
  • Master of Arts, Architecture, University of Florida
  • Bachelor of Science, Architecture, Univ. of Illinois
  • Postgraduate Program, Preservation Institute
  • NCARB Certified
  • LEED Accredited Professional