William A. Brizee



As a building code guru, Waikiki expert, and one of AHL’s ‘last general architects,’ Bill has worked on nearly every building type with a multi-focus on design, codes, constructability and technical issues. Though Bill isn’t a fan of shopping, his most recent projects are retail because he wants to offer others a more enticing consumer experience. With over 44 years of experience, Bill is an active volunteer with the International Council of Shopping Centers and has been involved with countless retail projects from ground up developments to renovations and tenant improvements.

He says, “ Great design is balancing architecture, environment, culture and social issues.” The Shops at Kukui’ula is one of his favorite projects for that exact reason – it was created with a dash of culture and commerce, providing a vibrant and interesting ‘feel good’ place. Bill jokingly describes his desk as ‘organized chaos’ and balances the disorder by indulging in gardening and yoga on the weekends.

  • University of Arizona, Bachelor of Architecture