William H. Childs, Jr. & Associates is a residential architecture and interior design firm located in historic Chagrin Falls, Ohio specializing in classical and traditional architecture of new homes as well as additions and renovations to existing homes.

Established in 1996, the firm’s dedication to historical precedent and attention to detail has earned it an outstanding reputation nationwide and an impressive project portfolio that includes projects in Ohio, Florida, Wyoming, Michigan, South Carolina, Arizona, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.  The firm has been recognized with ten Landmark Preservation Awards, including a new home in the City of Shaker Heights, Ohio.


William H. Childs, Jr., AIA is the Principal of the firm and is personally involved in every project from inception to completion.  A graduate of Kent State University (B. Architecture) and Case Western Reserve University (M.S. Civil Engineering), Mr. Childs is a registered Architect in eight states and is a member of the American Institute of Architects.

In 2008, Mr. Childs earned a Certificate in Classical Architecture from the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, a nonprofit organization based in New York City which is dedicated to advancing the classical tradition in architecture, urbanism, and their allied arts.  He currently serves on the board of the organization’s regional chapter.

Recognized for two decades of designing traditional architecture in Northeast Ohio, Mr. Childs serves on several Architectural Review Boards in historically significant communities such as Gates Mills, Hunting Valley, Pepper Pike, Bratenahl, and the Village of Waite Hill.