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President Biden announces nomination of local architect to national Institute

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WASHINGTON – Wednesday, June 9, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate William Holloway for Member of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences.

Holloway is Vice President, Principal, and Director of Delaware Operations for Bernardon, an award-winning regional architecture, interior design and landscape architecture firm with offices in Wilmington, Delaware and West Chester and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Spanning 39 years of practice, his professional accomplishments include significant projects in the public works, institutional, and healthcare markets. Among Holloway’s 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 White Society.  He was also voted to be accepted to 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.

William 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.  He is also quite proud of his years as a member of the sousaphone rank in the Penn State Blue Band. 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. Holloway also continues his avocation in music as a member of the Aldersgate Brass Ensemble. Holloway and his wife of 37 years, Cathy, reside in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania and together they have two adult children, Megan Holloway and Ben Holloway, both of Wilmington, Delaware.

In addition to William Holloway, the following individuals are to be nominated by President Biden in serve in key roles:

  • Amanda Howe, Nominee for Assistant Administrator for Mission Support, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Guy Kiyokawa, Nominee for Assistant Secretary for Enterprise Integration, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Damon Smith, Nominee for General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Javier Ramirez, Nominee for Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service


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