Bill McCormick, Assoc. AIA
Bill McCormick is originally from New York, receiving his undergrad degree from Norwich University with a bachelors in Architecture. After completing his undergrad studies, he worked as a freelance architectural designer in his home town for a short time before making the big move out to San Diego to continue his architectural studies at the NewSchool of Architecture and Design. While at the NewSchool Bill had the chance to design wide range of projects such as multi use glider port in La Jolla, a multi-family midrise in Bankers hill, and an architecture museum in Porto Portugal. He also had the chance to travel abroad in Spain, France, and Portugal study both historic and modern styles of European Architecture.
He recently graduated from NewSchool of Architecture and Design with his Masters in Architecture. His Thesis study focused on creating a proposal within San Diego’s East Village that melds his interest in game design with architecture to create a hybridized public space. By gamify architecture of the project it would become interactive for people to use. Game design themes that were researched for the project included motivation, engagement, experimentation, progressive challenges, and results. By using these themes showed that it was possible to make architecture more engaging while also having a positive effect on people’s behaviors by improving health or benefiting the community.