William Lane

William Lane brings an interdisciplinary perspective to the studio. The diverse body of work designed by the firm include single and multiple family residences, parks, restaurants, hotels, mass transportation infill components, office buildings, retail spaces, and civic structures. The firm has been featured in several national design publications and has been awarded on three occasions for exemplary performance in design from the AIA.

William Lane’s diverse body of work includes both public and private spaces with a particular attention on expressing the potential of the surreal in the city. His iconic Lifeguard Towers for the City of Miami Beach colorfully hover as individualized figures that demarcate the edge between city and ocean. Similarly, his oval antennaed multi-use pavilion at South Pointe Park on Miami Beach tucks itself into a serpentine dune evoking a sea creature’s migration at the bottom of the sea. Lane’s use of narrative is paired equally with an attention to expressive fabrication and detail where all components are considered within a poetic whole. Much of his work has been featured in national design publications and has been awarded on three occasions for exemplary performance in design from the AIA.

William Lane attended the School of Cinematic Studies at New York University and continued his education in art and architecture at The Cooper Union in New York, and the Architectural Association in London. Prior to him establishing his own practice in 1990, he worked in the studio of artist Dennis Oppenheim in New York, the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in London, and I.M. Pei and Partners in New York.

Education

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Art and Science,
School of Art and Architecture,
New York, NY, B. Architecture

Architectural Association,
London, UK

New York University,
School of Cinematic Studies,
New York, NY

Professional Registrations

NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards) Certificate No. 40,583

State of Florida - AR0014247
State of Florida - AA0003666

LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – Accredited Professional)

Professional Activities

1998-1999 City of Miami Beach Design Review Board
1996-1998 Miami Beach Development Corporation - Board of Directors

Awards/Grants

2017 Florida/Caribbean Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
Award of Excellence in Architecture
Miami Beach Lifeguard Towers

2017 Dade Heritage Trust Annual Preservation Award
Adaptive Use and Renovation of Historic Buildings
The Freehend Hotel

2009 Florida/Caribbean Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
Award of Excellence in Architecture
South Pointe Park

2004 AIA Honorable Mention
Award of Excellence in Architecture
Sunny Isles Beach Pavilion

1997 Miami Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
Award of Excellence in Architecture
Miami Beach Lifeguard Stands

Gulf and Western Foundation – Architectural Study Grant – 1986

NY State Council on the Arts – Architectural Study Grant – 1986

Professional

I.M. Pei and Partners, New York, NY 1984-1987
Smith Miller and Hawkinson, New York, NY 1982-1984
OMA, London, UK 1979-1981