William D. Waterston

Associate Principal


William Waterston has extensive experience in roofing and waterproofing products and systems, including the investigation, evaluation, and design. He is also experienced in construction document preparation and specification writing as well as facade assessment. Mr. Waterston collaborates with other specialists inside WJE to deliver building enclosure commissioning services focused on systems integration.

As a registered architect and a registered roof consultant, Mr. Waterston has broad-based experience in architecture and roofing systems that provide him with a unique perspective on problem solving for waterproofing and roofing challenges on new and existing buildings.

Mr. Waterston has authored several articles on roofing material choices and roofing practices and has presented at Build Boston, International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants, and Construction Specifications Institute meetings and symposia.


Roofing and Waterproofing

  • Dukes County Courthouse - Edgartown, MA: Steep- and low-sloped roofing system repair and replacement
  • Mohammad Ali Center Plaza - Louisville, TN: Waterproofing design
  • Naval War College, Pringle and Mahan Halls - Newport, RI: Historic slate roofing repair
  • Spruce Peak Mountain Lodge and Spa - Stowe, VT: Steep-sloped roofing and snow management design
  • State Archives Building - Boston, MA: Low-sloped roofing system repair and replacement
  • Suffolk University - Boston, MA: Low-sloped roofing repair and replacement and plaza waterproofing
  • Verizon - Boston, MA: Low-sloped roofing repair and replacement


Leakage Investigation

  • Mercy Health, Fore River Hospital - Portland, ME: Leakage investigation and repairs for window and masonry
  • Millennium Place Residences - Boston, MA: Facade condition assessment and leak investigation
  • Verizon - Boston, MA: Roofing and masonry leak investigation


Building Envelope Commissioning

  • Mindess Elementary School and Whittier Vocational Technical High School - Ashland and Haverhill, MA: Roof commissioning
  • Owensboro Medical Health Systems - Owensboro, KY: Building enclosure commissioning


Facade Assessment

  • Bank of America Tower - Providence, RI: Limestone and window assessment using difficult access techniques
  • Verizon - Boston, MA: Facade ordinance inspections for five buildings


Repair and Rehabilitation Design

  • Amherst College, Cohan Dormitory - Amherst, MA: Masonry repair and window replacement
  • Fenway Park - Boston, MA: Seating bowl concrete repairs and waterproofing
  • Naval War College, Pringle and Mahan Halls - Newport, RI: Historic granite repair
Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects
Construction Specifications Institute - Boston chapter, past president
International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants - New England Chapter, board member - Building Envelope Symposium co-chair


Architect in MA, MI, NH, and RI
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Certificate
Registered Roof Consultant


University of Michigan
Bachelor of Science, Architecture, 1972
Master of Architecture, Architecture, 1974