Bill Allister & Wayne Rainey – Architects

Mr. Allister is the founding partner of Allister Rainey Architects. He founded the Habitat for Humanity low–cost housing program in Zambia, Africa and has practiced architecture in Oslo, Norway. He has considerable experience working in all phases of urban planning and architectural design for commercial, industrial, warehouse, religious, medical, and both multi–family and single–family residential projects. Allister Rainey Architects has been instrumental in providing architecture for some of the leading New Urbanist developments, including I’On, Newpoint, Habersham, WaterSound, WaterColor and East Beach. He was the Town Architect for Newpoint, Chair of the City of Beaufort Historic Review Board and the Low Country Habitat for Humanity. He is an active participant in the Council for the New Urbanism, and a member of the American Institute of Architects. Mr. Allister continues to be an active partner in the Asheville area Habitat for Humanity and occasionally leads work camps to build houses in Zambia.

Wayne Rainey joined William Allister Architects as Production Manager/Coordinator in 1994 after assisting a variety of different companies (Architects, Engineers, Surveyors, Contractors, and Landscapers) with their design and drafting needs. He has over 20 years experience with multi–discipline engineering and construction firms and has handled a variety of both public and private sector projects. His work experience includes single and multi–family residential, light commercial, warehouse, industrial, and religious projects. His responsibilities are design, codes research, construction documents and specifications, and construction administration. His role is typically the liaison between the owner, contractor and architect for his ability to effectively coordinate and maintain relationships between all parties involved in the design, review and construction process. He has also been instrumental in coordinating neighborhood development consultation, implementation, and town planning services for many new urbanist developments. Some of the many successful neighborhoods that he actively participated in are Newpoint, Habersham, Lake Carolina, Water Sound and Water Color, Cumberland Harbour (St. Marys, Georgia), Summerville (Athens, Georgia), Chico (Chico, California), East Beach (Norfolk, Virginia) and the award–winning I’On development.


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