Bill Kline joins LEO A DALY as managing principal in Washington, D.C.

December 7, 2018

Bill Kline, AIA, has joined LEO A DALY to lead the firm’s Washington, D.C., studio as vice president and managing principal.


Kline has over 30 years of experience leading design and construction projects for governmental, cultural, healthcare and educational institutions worldwide. He joins LEO A DALY from SmithGroup, where he served as health studio leader and national federal health marketing coordinator. Prior to that, he served as an assistant construction manager on the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.


“Bill is a design advocate with an incredible combination of depth and diversity of experience. Our clients will benefit from his expertise, sensitivity to design, and infectious creativity. We are thrilled for him to lead our Washington studio,” said Steven A. Lichtenberger, AIA, president of LEO A DALY.


“Joining LEO A DALY is an opportunity to lead a team of exceptionally talented designers while leveraging the global capabilities of a large firm. I am inspired by LEO A DALY’s mission of transforming the human experience, and driven to create architecture that is meaningful, environmentally responsible, functional and inspiring,” Kline added.


Kline is a registered architect with special interests in sustainability, evidence-based design and alternative delivery methods. He received his B. Arch from the University of Virginia and M. Arch from Princeton University. He is a frequently published author and speaker on architecture, and the recipient of more than 40 major design awards, including seven BD+C Team Awards.


Current and recent projects in LEO A DALY’s Washington studio include the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport; the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at the George Washington University; the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland; Wilson School in Arlington, Virginia; Capital One in Georgetown, and 660 North Capitol Street, NW.




LEO A DALY is a leader in the design of the built environment and one of the largest planning, architecture, engineering, interior design, and program management firms in the world. Since 1915, we have had an unyielding focus on design excellence to create exceptional spaces that enhance and enrich the human experience. LEO A DALY has more than 800 design and engineering professionals in 29 offices worldwide. Our award-winning, diverse portfolio includes projects in a wide range of markets in more than 91 countries, all 50 US states, and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit


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 Video interview

A short video interview with Bill Kline is available for embedding here. Hear about his journey from building three-story tree forts as a kid to leading the Washington design studio of LEO A DALY: