Form-Based Codes Institute at Smart Growth America

Bill Dennis

Bill Dennis Principal / B. Dennis
Town & Building Design
Providence, RI
FBCI Involvement

Bill Dennis is pricipal of B. Dennis Town & Building Design in Providence, RI. Working on his own account, or collaborating with firms such as Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company, Moule & Polyzoides, and others, Bill has designed hundreds of New Urbanist neighborhoods, villages and towns. He has led charrette teams both nationally and internationally, in New England, the Southwest, and most recently in China. Bill strives to recreate the sense of neighborhood found in the best traditional neighborhoods, in new communities that accommodate the needs of today such as modern plumbing and sufficient parking. He believes that the design of a town or neighborhood can enrich all of the patterns that encompass our lives, integrating the places of work, shopping, civic participation, recreation, and home. The best integration of these elements, apparent in Bill’s work, is found in the model of the Traditional Neighborhood Development.