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
Chuck Knapp, Project Architect
Chuck has a long history of success working in the healthcare, education and research arenas. He’s worked for some of the top healthcare systems, universities and government entities to program and develop their hospitals, libraries and outpatient facilities. Aside from helping clients advance from concept development to grand opening, Chuck enjoys spending time with his wife, singing, gardening, antique glass collecting, Judo, exploring the woods at Fort Harrison State Park, and his Great Pyrenees, Duncan.
Education: University of Houston, Bachelor of Architecture
Accreditations or Affiliations: Registered Architect, United States Judo Association (Black belt and Instructor level in 4 Kata), Alpha Rho Chi Alumni, Indy Great Pyrenees Rescue
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
John [Scott] Duell, Project Manager/Designer
When Cooler Design was founded in 2005, Scott helped bring the vision of our clients to life through designs that provided them with great inspiration. His experience working on projects in the healthcare, corporate, education, government and retail markets, has increased his perspective on the nuances of designing and building for specific audiences in complex industries. When not in the office, Scott enjoys spending time with his family, reading, traveling and preserving history related to vintage motor vehicles and historical architecture.
Education: Purdue University of Indianapolis, Architecture Technology
Accreditations or Affiliations: Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Indiana Landmarks Volunteer
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