William (Billy) D. Almond, FASLA, CLARB, B.LArch ’78, President, WPL Site Design
“Pleasure House Point Story”
The Pleasure House Point waterfront property, once headed for private development was saved by a committed group of residents and environmentalists. The outcome is a 112 acre pristine maritime forested public park and the site of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Brock Environmental Center, one of the first Living Building Challenge buildings in the Eastern U.S.
Mr. Almond has over 36 years’ experience on a wide range of site design projects. He has served all federal, state and local municipal governments inclusive of all the Coastal Virginia cities. Mr. Almond has extensive ties to his local community serving on city council appointed boards and commissions as well as local neighborhood civic leagues. He is a current member of the VT School of A+D Advisory Board, is chair of the T Landscape Architecture Advisory Board and is the current chair of the ASLA National Licensure Committee. He received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture with Distinction, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1978. He is a competitive surfer and enjoys soccer and gardening.