Bill Hanway

Executive Vice President

Bill is executive vice president and global sports leader for AECOM. In these roles, he provides operational and design leadership for one of the largest, award-winning architecture and sports practices in the world. Previously, he was chief operating officer for EDAW, which joined AECOM in 2005.

Bill is a trained and qualified architect in the United States and has lived in London since 1996. His approach to clients’ challenges is based on creativity linked to leveraging the knowledge and skills inherent in the breadth of AECOM and applying this combination to provide innovative design solutions for clients.

His large-scale project experience focuses on major sports event planning and urban design at the city scale, where the positive impact of these projects can be measured in terms of accelerating regeneration, design quality, and the delivery of a long-term legacy.

He has worked in Europe, Asia, North America, Africa, Middle East and, most recently, in South America. His recent projects include the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and Legacy Masterplan, the London 2012 Olympic Games and Legacy Masterplan, and the new arena for the NBA’s Sacramento Kings. Additionally, he now leads the AECOM team advising on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Other key projects include the Kings Waterfront, a mixed-use development that includes a multi-purpose arena built on a World Heritage Site in Liverpool; a new campus extension for Cambridge University; and the Msheireb Masterplan in the heart of Doha.

In addition to his role at AECOM, Bill is commited to improving the quality of the built environment through his participation on the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE). He has a masters degree in Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and a BS from Washington University.