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William J. Hercules, CEO


After leading design and planning teams within healthcare architecture firms for almost three decades, planning and/or executing architecture totaling 34.6-MSF and $12.35-Bpv , Bill founded WJH Health in 2013 to inspire and empower healthcare leadership teams as they evaluate and dream about their infrastructure assets. Bill’s bold, cross-disciplinary ideation accelerates mission alignment and attracts the future.

His passion for applied learning has elevated him to be the only practicing global triple-Fellow in the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA), and the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). He is a global expert in healthcare design with more than 140 printed and spoken publications, having been quoted in industry and popular press. He is a past president of the ACHA, recently led the Well-being study for the national AIA Strategic Council, served on two international COVID Rapid Response Taskforces, and currently co-chairs the AIA/AGC Joint Committee between design and construction professional organizations. He is currently leading a research team pioneering the intersection of healthcare design and bioethics, and he recently produced a 7-part series on
the nexus of design and finance.

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