William P. Brennan, AIA, LEED AP

Vice President

Bill Brennan joined CFB in early 1999; he was formerly the managing principal of an 80-person Pittsburgh architectural firm, where he designed over 8 million square feet of institutional/commercial space. Bill’s love and focus for over the past 40 years has been the preservation, restoration, and renovation of historic structures, including several National Historic Landmark buildings. He also specializes in higher education and has designed buildings of all types on college and university campuses. At Celli-Flynn Brennan, Bill is the Managing Principal and oversees the design team, leads CFB’s quality assurance/quality control efforts, and focuses on client satisfaction, as evidenced by Bill’s many long-term clients.


Selected Experience (Partial List)


Historic Restoration / Renovation

Allegheny College, Tippie Alumni Center, Meadville, PA
Allegheny College, Admissions & Enrollment Office Renovation, Meadville, PA (1913)
Bucknell University, Carnegie Building Historic Renovation, Lewisburg, PA
Bucknell University, Bucknell Hall Feasibility Study & Renovation, Lewisburg, PA
Bucknell University, 64 University Ave Renovation, Lewisburg, PA
University of Pittsburgh, Cathedral of Learning Sprinkler Upgrades, Pittsburgh, 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
Bucknell University, Dana Engineering Building Stair Replacement, Lewisburg, PA
Bucknell University, Demosthenean Hall Addition & Renovation, Lewisburg, PA
Bucknell University, Stadium Press Box Renovation, Lewisburg, PA
Community College of Allegheny County, Facilities Master Plan, PA
Grove City College, Hicks Dining Hall Addition & Renovation, Grove City, PA
Grove City College, Mary Alice Pew (MAP) Dining Hall, Grove City, PA
Indiana University of PA, Elkin Hall Renovation, Indiana, PA
Nebraska Wesleyan University, 21st Century Science Initiative, Lincoln NE
Robert Morris University, School of Business, Moon Township, 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, Sullivan Hall Renovation & Addition, Loretto, PA
Saint Francis University, Saint Louis Hall Renovation, Loretto, PA
Lebanon Valley College, Neidig-Garber Science Center, Annville, PA
University of Charleston, Brotherton Hall, Charleston, WV
University of Pittsburgh, Hillman Library Renovation, Pittsburgh, PA
University of Pittsburgh, Thomas Boulevard Library Archival Complex, Pittsburgh, PA
University of Pittsburgh, Stephen Foster Memorial ADA Renovations, Pittsburgh, PA (1930)
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
Westmoreland County Community College, New Kensington Education Center, New Kensington, PA


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*



Rodef Shalom, Temple Renovations, Pittsburgh, PA
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Renovation & Youth Center, Sewickley, PA


Government / Civic Experience

Allegheny County, Clack Building #1 Renovation, Pittsburgh, PA
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

Allegheny Power Service Corporation, Master Facilities Plan, Greensburg, PA; Hagerstown, MD; Fairmont, WV*
Ladbroke’s Racing Corporation, Six Off-Track Dining & Wagering Facilities, Various PA Locations*
Market Street Grocery Store, Renovation, Pittsburgh, PA
Stone Peppers Grill, Adams Shoppes Restaurant & Bar, Mars, PA
Stone Peppers Grill, Settler’s Ridge Restaurant & Bar, Robinson Township, PA
Toscana Brick Oven, Bar & Restaurant Renovation, Canonsburg, PA
UPMC, Center for Innovative Science, Façade Restoration, Pittsburgh, PA


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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