Bill Noonan, AIAPrincipal & Community Studio Leader
Bill Noonan, AIA, RAS, is a Principal and Studio Leader of municipal and state projects in Parkhill’s Community Sector. While Noonan has experiences with many different facility types, such as office buildings, courthouses, libraries, park facilities, aquatic and community center, his specialization is in the areas of fire service and law enforcement facilities, and include the planning and design of fire stations, fire training facilities, and law enforcement and emergency service facilities. He has been directly involved with the development of prototype, award-winning fire stations for the cities of Lubbock, Midland and Abilene. Noonan has also developed master plans and the designs of numerous law enforcement facilities, including programming and design of the 106,000 square foot Texas Department of Public Safety Regional Headquarters in Lubbock, including a 33,000 square foot state of the art crime lab.
Noonan believes in Building Community not only through design, but through services where he has served his local chapter of the American Institute of Architects as a Chapter Director to the Texas Society of Architects and on the TSA Elimination of Architectural Barriers Task Force, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations Accessibility Standards Task Force, and the City of Abilene International Building Code Review Committee. Noonan had chaired the United Way of Abilene Annual Campaign and Leadership Abilene for the Abilene Chamber of Commerce, where he continues to provide leadership on the chamber board. He also currently serves on the Abilene Industrial Foundation Board attracting new business to Abilene. Noonan has previously served Disability Resources Incorporated as a Board Member, Aldersgate UMC Futuring Team member, and past Board Member and lifetime member of the Girl Scouts of the Texas Oklahoma Plains. He has also taught numerous classes on accessibility at ParkhillU, been a guest lecturer for Texas Tech University, and provided accessibility guidance to over 300 of McLaughlin Brunson Insurance Agency’s A/E policyholders through his lectures.
“Building community to me is about the ways in which you impact your communities at different levels through your personal choices. We all make choices and those choices have an impact: on your family, your neighbors, your co-workers and your community at the local level and sometimes beyond.”