Bill Millsap is a principal at Studio Outside with partners Tary Arterburn, Chip Impastato, and Mike Fraze. From 1996 to 2010, Bill led retail, office, and campus development studios with a portfolio of award-winning national and international projects.
With degrees in both landscape architecture and environmental art, Bill is inspired by an integrative approach to projects that are responsive to a site’s environmental context and cultural heritage. As collaborator, he may assemble or be part of a multi-disciplinary team ensuring that a client receive expert technical advice and inspired design solutions. Bill’s projects are statements about place and identity with finely detailed components. He has provided his clients and the public with social spaces in urban centers and suburbs throughout the U.S., Europe, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan.
Bill has a west coast attitude—laid-back, cool, and way-intense about his passion for design. He loves to talk about music, art, and youth. Relating well to people and even letting his phone ring during face-to-face conversations, Bill is aware of others’ emotional states, need for acknowledgment, and desire for compassion. These qualities are apparent in his design work as he seeks out the spiritual and aesthetic qualities of a place. His projects are dynamic and stimulate the intellect.
Bill Millsap is a frequent contributor to urban design and planning periodicals as well as a speaker at various professional venues and universities.