William (Bill) P. Brennan, AIA, LEED AP

Vice President

Bill leads the scheduling and technical design review of all projects. Bill’s love and focus for the past 30 years has been the preservation, restoration and adaptive reuse of many local historic structures as well as national landmark buildings. Several of these projects were tax act projects requiring extensive analysis and documentation for National Park Service approvals. Bill joined CFB in early 1999; he was formally the managing principal of an 80 person Pittsburgh architectural firm. Bill is a member of the AIA, National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Association of Preservation Technology International.


Selected Experience (Partial List)


Historic Restoration / Renovation

Allegheny College, Tippie Alumni Center, Meadville, PA

Washington & Jefferson College, McMillan Hall Restoration & Renovation, Washington, PA

West Virginia University, Martin Hall Restoration, Morgantown, WV*

PA Department of General Services, Forum & Finance Buildings Renovations, Harrisburg, PA

Somerset County Courthouse, Renovation & Restoration, Somerset, PA

General Services Administration, Department of Justice, Main Justice Building, Washington, DC*

Pittsburgh Post Office & Courthouse, Exterior Renovation, Pittsburgh, PA

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Feasibility Study, Cleveland, OH*

Higbes Department Store, Adaptive Reuse Study, Cleveland, OH*

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Reidbord Building Façade Restoration, Pittsburgh, PA

Fulton Renaissance Hotel, Renovation, Pittsburgh, PA

Marriott Annex, Adaptive Reuse, Philadelphia, PA*

Union Trust Building, Renovation & Restoration, Pittsburgh, PA*

Mellon Independence Center, Renovation & Restoration, Philadelphia, PA*

The Wanamaker Building, Renovation & Restoration, Philadelphia, PA*

Omni William Penn Hotel, Interior Renovation & Restoration of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Floors, Pittsburgh, PA


Higher Education Experience

Allegheny College, Henderson Campus Center Addition & Renovation, Meadville, PA

Allegheny College, Admissions & Enrollment Building, Meadville, PA

Westminster College, Andrew J. McKelvey Campus Center, New Wilmington, PA

Westmoreland County Community College, Founder’s Hall Student Center, Gym & Graphic Arts Renovation, Youngwood, PA

Grove City College, Hicks Dining Hall Addition & Renovation, Grove City, PA

Grove City College, Mary Alice Pew (MAP) Dining Hall, Grove City, PA

University of Pittsburgh, Hillman Library Renovation, Pittsburgh, PA

University of Pittsburgh, Thomas Boulevard Library Archival Complex, Pittsburgh, PA

Robert Morris University, New Business School, Moon Township, PA

Westmoreland County Community College, New Kensington Education Center, New Kensington, PA

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, Junker Center for Student Recreation, Erie, PA

Seton Hill University, McKenna Recreation Center, Greensburg, PA

Saint Francis University, The DiSepio Institute for Rural Health & Wellness, Loretto, PA

Saint Francis University, Science Center Building, Loretto, PA

Saint Francis University, Health Sciences, Loretto, PA

Lebanon Valley College, Neidig-Garber Science Center, Annville, PA

University of Charleston, Brotherton Hall, Charleston, WV


K-12 Experience

American College of Sofia, Master Plan and Campus Center, Sofia, Bulgaria

Belle Vernon Area School District, Marion & Rostraver Elementary School Addition & Renovations, Belle Vernon, PA

Cathedral Preparatory School, Events Center & Stadium, Erie, PA

Mt. Lebanon School District, Senior High School, Addition and Renovation, Mt. Lebanon, PA

Sewickley Academy, Renovation, Sewickley, PA

Yough Area School District, Jr/Sr High School Renovation, Herminie, PA*


Government / Civic Experience

General Services Administration, Social Security Administration Building, Washington, DC*

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), Headquarters Building, Philadelphia, PA*

Ligonier Valley YMCA, Addition, Ligonier, PA

Sewickley Valley YMCA, 1904 Building and Gym Renovation, Sewickley, PA

Sewickley Valley YMCA, Youth & Teen Center, Sewickley, PA

Sewickley Valley YMCA, Master Plan & Renovations, Sewickley, PA


Commercial Experience

Ladbroke’s Racing Corporation, Six Off-Track Dining & Wagering Facilities, Various PA Locations*

Allegheny Power Service Corporation, Master Facilities Plan, Greensburg, PA; Hagerstown, MD; Fairmont, WV*


Healthcare Experience

Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Operating Rooms Suites, Admissions, Emergency Room, & Lobby, Greensburg, PA*

Divine Providence Hospital, Typical Patient Floor Renovations, Pittsburgh, PA*

UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital, Renovations, Everett, PA*

Excela Health Latrobe Hospital, Typical Patient Floor Renovations, Latrobe, PA*

DuBois Regional Medical Center, Neonatal Unit & Hospice Unit, DuBois, PA*

Frederick Memorial Hospital, ICU & CCU Addition, Frederick, MD*

Excela Health Frick Hospital, Renovations, Mount Pleasant PA*

Westmoreland County Community College, Radtech Labs, Youngwood, PA

* Project completed while at another firm



Bachelor of Architecture with Distinction, 1975, The Pennsylvania State University

Leadership Development Program, The University of Maryland

Professional Development Courses, George Washington University



USC Swimming Team, Board of Directors

Allegheny Mountain Swimming Representative

USA Swimming Official

USC Youth Soccer Coach


Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects

Preservation Technologies

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Urban Land Institute

National Fire Protection Association

International Code Council


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