Ritter has nearly 40 years of design expertise, which has included roles as a Discipline Lead, Project Manager, Planner, Director of Design, Chief Architect, and Interior Designer. His portfolio includes projects of varying scale from a single building to entire communities in nearly every U.S. state as well as abroad in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Djibouti, and Saudi Arabia.
“KAI is elated to have William (Bill) Ritter join our design team in St. Louis," said KAI Managing Partner Brad Simmons, FAIA. "Bill is a seasoned architect that truly has done it all over his extensive career. His wide range of project types, national and international practice experience, coupled with his ability to get into the details while keeping his eye on the horizon for the design endgame is invaluable."
As a Senior Project Architect at KAI, Ritter is responsible for functional space planning, development of design and construction documents, and working with KAI’s multi-disciplinary team to maintain design continuity and constructability of the building project.
His diversity of work includes large-scale projects in the federal, public, and private sectors, as well as projects in the health care, office/commercial, multi-family housing, spiritual, education, state/municipal, and industrial industries. A significant portion of his career has been dedicated to military-based projects including working with the Air Force, Army, National Guard, and Space Force.
Ritter has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is a member of the American Institute of Architects, Missouri Council of Architects, U.S. Green Building Council - Missouri Gateway Chapter, and Project Management Institute.