WILLIAM B. HARVARD, JR, AIA
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
"Harvard Jolly has continued its legacy of design excellence and dedication to client service for nearly 80 years. We are proud of what we have achieved over that time. Most importantly, we are grateful for the highly motivated and intelligent people that are the cornerstone of Harvard Jolly. Over the years I have witnessed our firm's tremendous growth from a single office to one of the largest architectural practices in Florida. I look forward to continuing to foster our creative culture, as well as preserve the legacy founded by my father."
Bill has been with Harvard Jolly since 1973. As chairman of the board, he oversees the firm's eight offices and its employees. His vast architectural expertise shaped the firm's healthcare, education, civic, and library practices.
Bill serves on the Board of Directors for Resurrection House in St. Petersburg. He is also a past Chairman of the St. Petersburg Environmental Development Committee and a past Board Member of the Pinellas Association for Retarded Children. In 2004, Bill was recognized in Tampa Bay Business Journal's "Who's Who in Tampa Bay." Bill is a graduate of the University of Florida.
WARD FRISZOLOWSKI, AIA
"A city or town's civic buildings and libraries tell a lot about a community. These facilities are the community's 'living room' where people go to learn, meet, and interact. As a person who has used libraries throughout my life, I credit my personal and professional development to them. Our designs provide an enjoyable architectural experience and atmosphere for our clients and the building's users. To me, the most gratifying aspect of designing these facilities is seeing people use them on a regular basis."
Ward has been with Harvard Jolly for over 20 years and was recently named President of the company where he leads the firm's day-to-day operations. He is recognized as a library design expert in the Southeast and is credited with designing over 40 libraries. He is a frequent speaker at conferences for the Florida Library Association, is a member of the American Library Association and is active in his community.
In addition to serving on numerous committees, Ward served as Mayor of St. Pete Beach for eight years. Ward is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.
"The complexities and sensitivities associated with effective healthcare design are challenging. Oftentimes, solutions to these complexities are not immediately apparent. For instance, codes and standards are constantly evolving and lean operation processes are being engaged. Information sciences are ever present and are becoming more integrated. The ability to see and understand the big picture is vital to effective healthcare design which, to me, provides an exciting work environment. Being a part of the discovery process and collaborating with our clients is professionally rewarding."
With over 20 years at Harvard Jolly, Michael's career has focused on healthcare planning and design. He is one of only few individuals in the State of Florida that is certified and registered by the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA). He has also received his Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC).
Michael has made presentations to the Florida Healthcare Engineering Association and National Association of State Veterans Homes, and has published numerous articles on healthcare design. He is a graduate of the University of Florida.
MICHAEL K. HART, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
RENÉ TERCILLA, AIA, ALEP
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Rene has been practicing architecture for over 30 years and currently lead Harvard Jolly’s South Florida operations, as Executive Vice President and Principal of the firm. . His design talent and project experience encompass numerous markets, including K-12 education, Governmental, Senior Living, Healthcare and Commercial Facilities throughout Florida. He believes that project success is directly tied to having an architect that can lead the process, his many years in this role enables him to be successfully proactive in achieving design solutions which exceed expectations.
“I’m inspired by architectures ability to solve problems, or at least alleviate them, with something we can build. Whether it’s an expansion that needs to occur with little impact, the effect creating good space has on its users, or trying to solve a need with a tight budget. Creating good design while working within all of the related issues is the real challenge.”
STEPHEN L. JOHNSON, AIA, ALEP
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
As lead principal of Harvard Jolly’s K-12 Education practice, Steve has overseen the planning and design of public and private K-12 schools during a career of nearly 25 years, and is also an Accredited Learning Environment Planner. Harvard Jolly embraces collaborative working relationships with educators and facility planners, gaining knowledge of all aspects of school operations from multiple viewpoints - students, teachers, administrators, facility planners, school boards and community stakeholders. Steve understands that the safe and secure modern learning environment has a profound effect on both student performance and educator recruitment and retention.