Mr. Bill Quatman is a licensed architect and attorney who is past General Counsel to Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co., Inc. (ranked as #6 on Engineering News Record’s Top Design-Build Firms and #9 in ENR’s Top Design Firms in 2020). He is an internationally recognized author and speaker on construction law and on design-build. Bill is a past National Board Chair of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) (2016). He is also a past Chair of the DBIA Contract Documents Committee and its Laws Committee. In 2007, Bill was AIA’s National Chairman of the Design-Build Knowledge Community. He has spoken at eleven AIA and fourteen DBIA National Conventions on design-build and other topics, and he has given presentations on design-build across the United States, in Canada, England and Puerto Rico. Bill is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA), the Design-Build Institute of America (FDBIA), and in The Construction Lawyers Society of America (CSLA). He has over 40 years of experience in the legal, design and construction industries.
Mr. Quatman is the author of Design-Build for the Design Professional (Aspen Publishing 2001), as well as the chief editor of The Architect’s Guide to Design-Build Services (Wiley 2003). He is also a past President of The Jefferson Society, for architect-lawyers. Mr. Quatman has been named one of The Best Lawyers in America.