William S. (Bill) Denton, Jr., Principal Architect
William S. Denton, Jr. & Associates, Inc.
William S. Denton, Jr. was educated at East High School, Knoxville, Tennessee and the
University of Cincinnati School of Architecture and Planning, Cincinnati, Ohio where he
received a degree of Bachelor of Science in Architecture achieved simultaneously with
the co-operative education degree program in architecture in June 1965. He was a member of the Acacia Fraternity and was a recipient of scholarship awards, including a
post graduate fellowship in community planning at Manchester University, Manchester,
England. He was included on the Deans List 1963-1965.
After college graduation, William S. Denton began practicing architecture under well known architect, Hubert Bebb in Gatlinburg and Morristown. A partnership with George Price was formed in 1966, creating the firm Price-Denton Associates located in Morristown. In 1970, Mr. Denton joined the architectural firm of Community Tectonics, Inc. In 1974, he was elected president of the firm. With this wealth of design and project
management experience, Mr. Denton founded hi own firm in January 1983. The firm,
located in Morristown, specializes in architecture, planning, and interior design services.
During his architectural career, Mr. Denton has served as Project Architect on many diverse architectural projects. Mr. Denton’s vast experience includes the design of fifty public schools, numerous hotels, professional buildings, churches, and master planning projects ranging from regional shopping and business centers to large scale residential and resort developments. His achievements include the following:
▪ Design and development leadership for the Sunsphere, theme
structure for the 1982’s World’s Fair
▪ Principal Architect for three consecutive Tennessee School of the Year
award winning buildings
▪ Principal Architect for the first Tennessee College Campus developed
from a Master Plan and its subsequent buildings from 1972-1992.
▪ Principal Architect for over 25,000 rooms of hospitality architecture
▪ Principal Architect for the first commercial solar facility in East Tennessee
Memberships and Other Interests
Mr. Denton is a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
(NCARB). He is a founding member of the Walters State Community College Foundation and past director of the Morristown Chamber of Commerce and Morristown
Boys Club. He served on the Morristown Planning Commission for ten years and assisted in the formulation of zoning ordinances for several communities.
Mr. Denton is a member of St. James Episcopal Church where he is an ordained Stephens
Minister. Mr. Denton is, also, a British sports car enthusiast and is a member of the Smoky Mountain Austin Healey Club.
Mr. Denton is married to the former Denise Wilie from Atlanta, GA, who works with him in the firm as a registered interior designer. They reside in Sevierville. He is the father of
three sons: Randy, age 42, Billy, age 36, and Casey, age 34. Mr. Denton’s mother, Jeanne, is still active at the age of 82 and resides in Knoxville.