Dr. William J. Carpenter, FAIA
LEED AP of Lightroom Studio
Dr. William J. Carpenter, FAIA, is the founder and president of Lightroom Studio. He is a nationally recognized architect and educator. He has won numerous design awards and accolades for his teaching. He is a founder of Lightroom, a nationally award winning design firm in Decatur, Georgia specializing in architecture and new media projects for commercial and residential clients. Carpenter received the national ACSA/AIAS Educator of the Year Award in 2000 and the National Young Architects Citation in 1997. He was elected as a Fellow in the AIA in 2000. He is also author of an important and well-regarded book; Learning by Building: Design and Construction in Architectural Education, Wiley, 1997. His work has been published in Southern Living, Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles, Print Magazine Atlanta Magazine and ERA April, 2006. He studied and worked for renowned architect and AIA Gold Medalist Samuel Mockbee FAIA and New York architect Norman Jaffe FAIA known for his elegant buildings that respond to the landscape. After weeks of hard studying in the summer of 2009, Bill became LEED certified. When he doesn't have his nose to the drafting table, Bill can be found hanging out with his two lovely daughters or trotting the globe in search of adventure.