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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: William Price III

How old are you?


How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix?

It will be three years in June 2021.

What city do you currently reside in?


Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona?

I’m from Omaha, Nebraska. After earning my master’s degree in architecture from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, I set out to find as wide of a variety of experiences as I could as an architect. I worked for multiple firms of varying sizes, types and locations. I worked in San Diego, Washington D.C., and London before finally arriving at Burns & McDonnell in Kansas City, Missouri – an engineering, architecture and construction firm.

After six years of working on a variety of engineering and architecture infrastructure projects, I was tapped to lead our Global Facilities team in our firm’s Phoenix office. In this role I manage an extremely talented team focused on the design and construction of multiple types of facilities across a variety of industries in the Southwest. Whether it’s a manufacturer, commercial institution, university, utility or anything in between, we’re the one-stop shop to complete critical infrastructure projects from concept to completion. It’s very rewarding to have a hand in projects that help propel our economy forward and bring innovative jobs to the region.

If you graduated from college, where did you attend and what was your degree?

I’m a proud Husker, earning a Master’s Degree in Architecture and a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and Design from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Where do you currently work and what is your title?

Global Facilities Manager for Burns & McDonnell in Arizona

What do you like to do in Greater Phoenix on the weekends?

Go hiking with my wife and two daughters as well as cooking for them.

What’s your favorite restaurant and why?

Chelsea’s Kitchen – the variety of gluten-free entrees and outstanding cocktails.

What’s your go-to staycation spot and why?

Lake Pleasant – the views are amazing and it’s near where we live.

How do you stay “cool” in the Arizona summers?

The backyard pool.

What do you like about our winters and why?

You can still hang out outdoors.

What do you love most about living in Greater Phoenix?  

The laid-back attitude the people take toward their lives. You can always find somewhere to relax.

Please include anything else you’d like to share about what makes Greater Phoenix so great.

From its adjacency to Mexico to the higher elevations in the northern part of the state, the variety of weather and landscape make it an amazing place to live and explore the outdoors.



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