For almost two decades, SteelMaster’s Senior Design Specialist William Swafford has been designing innovative arch-style structures for businesses around the world.
No matter how complex the project, William is always up for the challenge of turning a client’s design concept into reality.
William has been certified as a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Associate by the US Green Building Council. This training has given him the knowledge base to design efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable buildings that focus on prioritizing the conservation goals of human beings.
The World Resource Company in Taiwan and the Austin Animal Shelter in Texas are two LEED-certified buildings that William had a hand in designing.
See below for some of his most notable SteelMaster projects.
Two R-Models, 30’W X 15’H X 60’L, Two R-Models 28’W X 10’H X 104’L, Carport, 17.5’W X 9’H X 26’L
The Austin Animal Shelter is a 41,000 sqft facility that has the capacity to serve about 18,000 animals each year.
“This project was an excellent use of our materials and was rewarding work for this honorable cause,” said William.
The architect reached out to SteelMaster with a curved steel building concept and William provided the design consultation necessary to develop those plans into a working project.
“There were so many layers to this design,” William said. “The Austin Animal Shelter is a nice example of how you can continue a form throughout a multi-unit campus. Over the year spent in the development phase of this project, we were able to overcome the many challenges of incorporating the arch-type Quonset structure into traditional rigid frame construction.”
SteelMaster provided the entire finishing system for the buildings’ ceiling, which added beauty and grace to the center’s unique look and feel.
With William’s specific recommendations, SteelMaster was able to offer comprehensive solutions, including a proprietary interior ceiling detail, concealing insulation, electrical conduit, and the fire suppression system.