William Richardson - President

Project Assignment:

Client Facilitation, Facilities Planning and Project Management

Years Experience:

  • Educational Systems Planning - 20
  • other Firms - 26

Education:

Ph. D. Education, 1970, Educational Technology

M.S.E. Industrial Engineering, 1966

Member:

Council of Educational Facilities Planner International

Experience and Qualifications:

Dr. Richardson holds a Ph.D. in Educational Technology and has been actively involved with the design, development, and implementation of instructional and administrative applications of computers in education for over 30 years. He has held both staff and management positions in Montgomery County (MD) Public Schools and has been responsible for such functions as; Computer-Assisted Instruction advanced planning, and MIS systems development.

As a member of the Council of Educational Planner International, Dr. Richardson has participated in national and regional conferences and seminars as a presenter, coordinator and committee member. He is a Past President of the Northeast Region.

In his capacity as ESP President, he has assisted over forty school districts from North Carolina to Massachusetts plan for and design facilities for technology; including building-wide computer and cable TV network designs for over 150 schools. Dr. Richardson participated on the Maryland State Department of Education Advisory Committee that developed the “Technology Distribution Design Standards” for implementing technology in all Maryland schools. Numerous architectural firms designing new and modernized schools have utilized his services. Dr. Richardson’s expertise includes:

Technology and Facilities Planning:

Dr. Richardson has developed technology utilization plans for individual schools and school districts. He has experience in educational program development and technology utilization facilitation with architects, school staff, district planners, and community representatives.

School Facilities Design:

Dr. Richardson is knowledgeable in the integration of technology into classroom and learning space layout and design. He has considerable experience in the schematic design phase and program development for technology utilization. He has directed and reviewed the detailed design, layout, and specifications for technology oriented media centers, classrooms, computer and science labs, and other rooms that have unique requirements.

Communications Infrastructure Design:

He has designed numerous building wide voice, video and data communications cable plants and provided detail design for computer labs, classroom and media centers. Typical school-wide installations involve a multi-vendor 100/1000BASE-T Ethernet environment.