Bill Grover studied mechanical engineering at Cornell University. He was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design from the Art Center College of Design in 1962. He worked as an industrial designer at the General Motors Technical Center from 1962 to 1965. After obtaining his Master of Architecture degree from Yale in 1969, Mr. Grover began working for Charles Moore in New Haven. In 1975 he was a founding partner of Centerbrook Architects and Planners. In 1984 he was invested into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. In 2008 he became a partner emeritus at Centerbrook where he will continue to work on selected projects.

Since 1973 Mr. Grover has designed more than 45 projects at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York under the directorship of Nobel Laureate Dr. James D. Watson. Over the years the Laboratory’s historic buildings have been adapted to meet the requirements of biomedical research while new buildings have been carefully inserted on campus.

Mr. Grover has also been the architect for houses, academic buildings, and research and teaching laboratories for clients such as the Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Neurogen, Alexion, Vion, Dekalb, and Phillips Exeter Academy. In addition to architecture he also practices at painting watercolors, sailboat racing, and playing jazz on the cornet.