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President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 his intent to nominate William Holloway, AIA, LEED AP, Vice President and Principal of Bernardon, for Member of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences.
The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) is an independent non-profit, non-governmental organization that supports advances in building sciences and technology. The NIBS Board of Directors is comprised of 21 members. The President of the United States, with the advice and consent of the Senate, appoints six members to represent the public interest. The remaining 15 members are elected from the nation’s building community.
Bernardon is an award-winning regional architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture firm with offices in Wilmington, Delaware and West Chester and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Holloway, who, in addition to serving as a Vice President and Principal of Bernardon also serves as the firm’s Director of Delaware Operations, stated that “I am humbled and honored to receive this nomination from President Biden and, if confirmed, I look forward to serving on the Board of NIBS, which acts as an interface between government and the private sector and also serves as a resource to those who plan, design, procure, construct, use, operate, maintain, renovate, and retire physical facilities. The depth and breadth of Bernardon’s portfolio of projects, encompassing over a dozen building types, will provide the perfect array of front-line experiences for me to share the needs, challenges, and best practices of architects, landscape architects, and interior designers with NIBS stakeholders, who routinely collaborate to conceive and create new and innovative solutions for the building industry.”
Spanning 39 years of practice, Holloway’s professional accomplishments include significant projects in the public works, institutional, and healthcare markets. Among his notable projects are the Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Train Station in Wilmington, the restoration of the historic Old State House in Dover, Delaware, and renovations to over twenty-seven facilities for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Currently, Holloway is working on a major addition to the Delaware Division of Public Health Laboratory in Smyrna, Delaware.
In recognition of his service to the profession of Architecture, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) named him a Richard Upjohn Fellow at the national level for his service on the Institute’s board. In honor of his successful tenure as president of AIA Delaware, Holloway was made a member of the chapter’s G. Morris Whiteside Society. He was also voted into the membership of the Carpenters’ Company of the City and County of Philadelphia, a prestigious organization of builders, architects, and engineers originally chartered in 1724.
Holloway earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from The Pennsylvania State University where he was awarded the College of Arts & Architecture Medal for Creative Achievement and the Alpha Rho Chi Medal for leadership, service, and merit in architecture.
In the community and beyond, he serves as a longtime member of the Executive Board of the Del-Mar-Va Council Boy Scouts of America; a member of the Easter Seals Society of Delaware and the Eastern Shore Board of Trustees; and a member of the executive committee of the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce.
Bill and Cathy Holloway reside in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania and together they have two adult children, Megan Holloway and Ben Holloway, both of Wilmington, Delaware.
Read the official statement and release issued by The White House here: William Holloway, AIA, LEED AP Receives Presidential Nomination< Return to Noteworthy