Bill Massie is the President and Founder of the Wessen Lawn Tennis Club. Massie, a club-level player, became intrigued by lawn tennis after his son, Tucker, won a 2008 junior tournament at the Longwood Cricket Club in Chestnut Hill, Mass. He became a student of grass science, putting in his own prototype grass court by his office in 2010. The court was a hit, leading to Massie’s idea for a lawn tennis club. Bill is currently the Architect-in Residence / Head of Architecture Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and a Tenured Professor of Architecture at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. He has taught at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana and Parsons School of Design in New York City. He has participated as a visiting critic at many institutions nationally including, Harvard, Yale, California Polytechnic Institute and Lawrence Technological University. In 2005 he participated as the Keynote Speaker and appointed Bruce Goff Chair at the University of Oklahoma on the future of technology and digital processes in architecture and architectural education.
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