Meet Key Staff

Cooler Design was founded in 2005 to offer architectural design services to business owners looking to attract and inspire.

We are sharp designers, familiar with the unique nuances of designing and building within nearly any industry, including healthcare, retail, commercial, senior living, higher education and more. Due to our team’s passion for architecture and decades of experience, we disarm the complexity that can come with design and build projects.

Creating successful spaces requires design that is crafted to meet the needs of not just business leaders, but employees and visitors alike.

At Cooler Design, we apply our comprehensive knowledge of architectural design to ensure each project’s individual goals are achieved. By taking a holistic approach to projects, we can anticipate client needs and assist at every turn through the design and implementation process.

Bill Cooler, President

For more than 30 years, Bill Cooler has worked in the architecture and development arenas, first being a turn-key office building developer and then a hospital planner before founding Cooler Design in 2005. In his career, Bill has assisted in the planning, design and development of more than 100 healthcare facilities across the country. Outside of the office, Bill enjoys life with his wife and four children as well as a good round of golf.
Education: University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana; Bachelor’s and Master’s of Architecture
Accreditations or Affiliations: AIA & NCARB

Peter Winters, Project Architect

Peter has joined Cooler Design in 2020 and brings over 25 years of experience on a wide range of projects including hospitality, retail, office, religious, fitness, medical, dental, pharmacy, laboratory, animal care, and industrial projects. He is skillful at balancing a project’s functions, aesthetics, and cost control, consistently delivering on his clients’ vision and business objectives. Peter makes it a priority to be hands-on, attentive to the smallest details, and accessible and responsive throughout. His prior experience includes design leadership, project management, staff management, brand and business development, and operational management for firms in the Greater Indianapolis area.
Education: Ball State University, Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design & Bachelor of Architecture
Accreditations or Affiliations: AIA & NCARB

Audrey Millar, Interior Designer

A passion for spaces that inspire and increase productivity motivates Audrey to develop designs that escape the white box impression of clients’ competitors. With vast experience working for clients in the healthcare, real estate, higher education, retail, restaurant and senior living spaces, Audrey creates inviting, functional spaces that meet the goals and budgets of her clients. Outside of work, Audrey loves finding new ideas and design inspiration in her travels, hikes and museum outings.
Education: Marymount University, Bachelor’s in Interior Design; George Washington University, Bachelor’s in Political Science
Accreditations or Affiliations: NCIDQ, ASID, RID

Diane Orris, Senior Lifestyle Specialist

In her role as Senior Lifestyle Specialist, Diane ensures that the lifestyle needs of clientele are accounted for in the planning and design of projects that increase productivity, motivate staff and offer a positive community image. Diane has worked on more than 100 new construction and renovation projects in the retirement and continuing care environment across the country. When not collaborating to meet client objectives, Diane enjoys spending time with family, leisure travel and sports.
Education: University of Illinois, Bachelor’s in Interior Design; Butler University, Master’s in Education

Evan Denis, Sr. Designer/Project Manager

Evan played an integral role designing many of Carmel, Indiana’s, mixed-use redevelopment projects elevating the city to one of the best places to live in the country. His projects include residential buildings, retail, restaurants, offices, theaters, parking garages, healthcare facilities and daycares. Evan’s passion in design carries over to the single family environment with over 40 projects completed. He enjoys spending time with his family, painting, snowboarding, water skiing, golfing, playing music, and exploring nature with his two hound dogs.
Education: Purdue / Ball State University, Bachelor of Science
Is your current architect a trusted adviser, offering experience and reliability? Looking for one resource to provide you direction from site selection through occupancy?

We would love to have you as a client!
“The turnaround time on your work continues to impress us. We consider you a partner in what we’re doing, interested in assuring our success.”
Mark Crain
VP Support Services IU Health Bloomington