Location: Sarasota, Florida, United States
William Graff, Consultant, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in architecture.
Mr. Graff was always passionate about buildings. As a child, he spent time in Rome, Italy, and his mother loved the architectural design of the city. Her appreciation for the aesthetic of the buildings inspired him to go into architecture. Following this interest, he earned a MArch from the Royal Jozsef Nador Technical University in Hungary in 1949 and soon relocated to Canada to work for the firm Marani and Morris and then John P. Parkin. In 1954, he joined the US-based firm Hugh Stubbins and remained in this venture until an opportunity to work in Rome with The Architects Collaborative arose in 1959. From 1962 to 1967, he continued to work in Rome and in Washington DC in the Generale Immobiliare. In 1967, Mr. Graff returned to the states and became a partner of his firm, Holle and Graff and continued to provide his clients with top-notch architectural services in this venture until 1982.
While working in this venture, Mr. Graff also became the vice president of International Modular Systems, Ltd., and held this role from 1975 to 1980. He began his foray into consulting work in 1983 as a consultant for the US Department of State and the American Embassy in Budapest, Hungary. From 1983 to 1989, he served as the President of Graff & Associates and the American Institute of Architects. From 1987 to 1990, Mr. Graff was a private practice consultant and then spent the next four years of his career as a consultant with the US Department of State.
Some of the projects Mr. Graff has worked on in his career include the University of Baghdad, the Watergate Apartments and Watergate at Landmark Condominiums, as well as the American International School of Budapest and the Porto Vecchio Apartments. In his career, Mr. Graff received the Finest for Family Living Award from the Metropolitan Washington Builders Association in 1976 and the Gold Medal from the National Spa & Pool Institute.
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