William Otwell, AIA

Bill is principal of Otwell Associates Architects, a firm specializing in historic preservation, solar and energy efficient design, and preservation of natural site features.  Bill is a native Arizonan, born and raised in Phoenix.  After completion of his architectural degree in 1973, he moved to Prescott, Arizona and began his career, working for a local architect, and later as Assistant Director of Planning for the City of Prescott.  In 1979, he established his own architectural practice in Prescott.   Bill has a thorough working knowledge of the local environment, which gives his projects a strong sense of connection and compatibility with the location and climatic conditions.


Wayne Sanford, AIA, LEED-AP

Wayne has over 22 years of experience working with a variety of building types including commercial, health care, educational and residential.  He has been with Otwell Associates since 1999.  Wayne’s design approach starts from a position of environmental sensitivity and seeks to create projects that implement sustainable construction methods without sacrificing design aesthetic or breaking the budget.  He specializes in the use of heavy timber and the Craftsman style, producing designs that showcase the beauty in natural materials and finishes for both commercial and residential buildings.


Brian Piper, CADD Technician

Brian has proven to be a valuable part of Otwell Associates Architects over the last six years since he joined the firm.  Brian has 24 years of experience as a draftsman, both by hand and on the computer.  This has made him very fast at producing and making changes to drawings.  Brian also has 13 years of experience as a project coordinator.  This gives him an understanding of the design and construction process which increases productivity and aids communication with team members.  He is proficient at product and materials research, and is a master at 3D modeling in SketchUp.  Brian’s 3D work has been invaluable in conveying design intentions to clients, city officials, and contractors, as well as being a design tool during the process.