William F. Stern (1947-2013)
William F. Stern, principal of Stern and Bucek Architects, studied architecture at Harvard University`s Graduate School of Design, where he received a Master of Architecture. Prior to that, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College, graduating cum laude in art history. After working in the office of New York architect, Edward L. Barnes, Mr. Stern moved to Houston in 1976 and formed his own practice in 1979.
Stern and Bucek Architects is one of the country`s leading professional firms in in the conservation and preservation of historic structures. The firm led the restoration of the 1951 Menil House, designed by Philip Johnson for Dominique and John de Menil. Other significant projects of modern restoration include the 1997 renovation of Houston`s Contemporary Arts Museum.
Mr. Stern was an Adjunct Associate Professor at University of Houston`s Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, was a board member of the Rice Design Alliance and a founding editor and contributor to its publication, Cite: The Design and Architecture Review of Houston.
Stern and Bucek Architects
Harvard University's Graduate School of Design
Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture
Rice Design Alliance