Who We Are

William Starck Architects is a seventeen person, New England-based architectural firm founded in 1977. Our diverse client base trusts us to design modern, sustainable, and accessible spaces that are cost-effective and feasible for construction. We have built a strong reputation for our broad range of expertise, forward-thinking designs, commitment to high-quality work, and outstanding customer service.

For nearly 40 years, our firm has completed public and private projects nationwide including the design, renovations, and restorations of commercial facilities, municipal buildings, retail stores, corporate offices, restaurants, residential interiors, university complexes, and parks and memorials. The unparalleled technical competence and expertise of the William Starck Architects team enables us to deliver innovative design solutions that bring truly distinct projects to life. Our firm’s growing list of repeat clients is a testimony to our dedication to our customer-centered, value-oriented design solutions.

Our History

William Starck Architects was founded in 1977 by Bill Starck, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. Bill established the firm with the vision to give back to his local community by designing spaces that were accessible to local residents. His philosophy of meeting the specific needs of each project through collaboration with the community has established William Starck Architects as a firm that can deliver cost-effective, innovative designs. The firm has since grown into talented seventeen-person team of architects, project managers, and construction professionals that have transformed countless ideas into tangible structures built with the end user in mind.

1977 – William Starck Architects was founded.

1990 – The firm begins earning a public reputation and forges a relationship with the Fall River Housing Authority, which would last for decades to come.

1998 – The Town of Berkley commissions William Starck Architects to design the Public Safety Building, bringing the firm to the forefront of municipal architecture.

2002 – William Starck Architects undertakes the Fall River Fire Department Complex project, using innovative design to accommodate live fire training requirements.

2006 – CVS/Caremark partners with William Starck Architects to design their Colonial Retail Store in Dedham, MA, beginning their long-standing partnership with the firm.

2008 – William Starck Architects expands by moving their headquarters to Fall River, MA and design their own corporate office.

2008 – Lightolier entrusts William Stack Architects to expand their World Headquarters in Massachusetts, demonstrating the firm’s capacity to undertake complex, commercial-scale projects.

2008 – William Starck Architects employs their LEED AP’s capabilities to design the Environmental Center at Bristol County Agricultural High School, reducing the building’s carbon footprint.

2012 – The Tipsy Toboggan restaurant enlists William Starck Architects to design a rustic, casual dining space, introducing the firm to the hospitality sector.

2013 – The City of Fall River, MA asks William Starck Architects to rehabilitate a community park for the Highland neighborhood, showcasing the firm’s mater planning capabilities.

2014 – The City of East Providence selects William Starck Architects to renovate and alter two fire stations, establishing the firm as the frontrunner for public projects.

Why Choose Us



Our exceptional team of seventeen professionals have a wealth of past experience in a broad range of projects. They draw on decades of architectural design, planning, and construction knowledge to produce impeccable designs that fully meet client specifications, timelines, and budgets.


Our MCCPPO, ADA, and LEED AP certified professionals on staff plan every detail of compliance to the highest standard of public procurement, contracting, environmental, sustainability, and accessibility regulations. Our clients trust us to design buildings with the future in mind.


Our capabilities include architecture, 3-D modeling, master planning, and a variety of other services that make us a comprehensive firm equipped to tackle a project from start to finish. We produce high-quality designs that fully meet construction specifications and budget constraints.


We are dedicated to providing excellent customer service and truly care about our clients’ success by serving as dependable advisors throughout all aspects of a project’s development. Our philosophy of personal commitment to the individual needs of each client is demonstrated by the involvement of the principal, William C. Starck, in every step of a project.

Our Clients

We work with both local and domestic clients ranging a many different industries, including:

  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Philips / Lightolier
  • Whirlpool
  • Kia
  • American Dryer Corporation
  • Bridgewater State University
  • Rhode Island College
  • Community College of Rhode Island
  • Bristol County Agricultural High School
  • Children’s Advocacy Center
  • SouthCoast Health System
  • State of Rhode Island Department of Corrections
  • Town of Swansea
  • City of Fall River
  • City of Central Falls

Areas Of Expertise

The William Starck Architects team is comprised of a team of professionals that have designed buildings, structures, and public spaces across a variety of industries. We are ready to tackle any challenge with innovative and practical strategies. Our expertise ranges from public buildings, to private corporate offices, restaurants, commercial plants, and academic complexes. We approach every project with the knowledge we’ve gained from many different sectors and provide innovative solutions for cost-effective concepts that draw from our broad architectural know-how.