William D. Earls AIA NCARB holds Bachelor and Master Degrees in Architecture and is an award winning registered architect specializing in custom residential, commercial and municipal architecture. 

His work has appeared in numerous magazines and on the cover of Westport and AtHome Magazines. His work was recently awarded a Preservation Award from the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation.

William D Earls headshot
Awards and Accomplishments

“A-List” Award for “Best House under 7,000 square feet”

“A-List” Finalist for Best Pool House

Alice Washburn Award from the Connecticut Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for Special Commendation for Sensitivity to Preservation

Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation Award of Merit for Physical Preservation

Lectured at Rudolph Hall at the Yale School of Architecture

Lectured at Modernism Week in Palm Springs, California

Work on the cover of Westport, Weston and Wilton Home & Garden Magazine

Work featured in House Beautiful, At Home Magazine and New England Magazine

Work featured on the Greenwich Historical Society Antiquarius Tour

Membership Medal 25 Year American Institute of Architecture

25 Year Member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

Trustee Wilton Historical Society



Award winning historic renovations and additions. Traditional projects emphasize correct proportions and detailing while providing for today’s living.


A mix of traditional and modern, contemporary projects freely borrow from multiple sources of inspiration.


With clean lines and open spaces, modern projects emphasize light and space and recall mid-century optimism.

The Harvard Five book cover

In print

The Harvard Five in New Canaan

“A valuable contribution to the literature of Modern architecture…a key and fascinating chapter in the history of America.”

– Kyle Johnson, DocoMomo

“Provides a fascinating tour of the influential and beautiful structures.”

– Vince Cosgrove, ReadyMade

In The press

Work on the Cover of Westport, Weston and Wilton Magazine

home and garden issue

“When contemplating a renovation, not every homeowner gets to enlist the architectural services of a scholar of the Harvard Five.”

“The owner’s contentment mirrors that of the architect. “Who you are working with makes all the difference in the world”, says Earls. “If they are into it, and appreciate it and trust you a little bit, it’s exciting to know you are in tune with them.”

Cover of Westport Weston Wilton Homes featuring William Earls architecture