William McGarity

Adjunct Faculty

William McGarity

School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture

417 Dudley Hall


Bachelor of Architecture, Auburn University

AIA, Registered in AL, GA, VT

Founder and Principal of Stick Architecture LLC, Will comes from a design build, urban agriculture, and community-based project background. He has a passion for distilling complex design problems into tangible and sustainable design solutions. This drive, and the research associated therein, has most often led him toward working with wood and imagining what a new, wooden architecture may look like. Prior to forming Stick Architecture, Will was an associate architect at ArchitectureWorks, LLP where he coordinated all aspects of architectural project delivery. From 2020–2021 he was Auburn University’s inaugural Forestry Architecture Fellow.

Interest areas in research and practice:
Will founded his firm and teaches on the principle of creating Architecture that is authentic, sustainable, and collaborative. Practically, this looks like getting to know a client’s genuine perspective, then architecturally representing it with material sincerity. Material sincerity means to be passionate about understand the implications of the materials that are selected, strive to use them in in the best and most sustainable way possible, and evolve the selection of materials as one learns more. This drive, and the research associated therein, has most often led him toward working with wood and imagining what a new, wooden architecture may look like. The entire process from production of materials through construction and occupancy provides an improved process that can be sustained.