B. Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Cornell Univercity, 1940; postgraduate, New School Social Research, 1965; postgraduate, School Visual Arts, New York City, 1966.
Special assistant to, Eero Saarinen, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
research engineer, Chrysler Corporation, Detroit, 1942-1946;
president, designer, Bill Atkinson Ltd., New York City, 1974-1995;
president, designer, Atkinson International, Ltd., New York City, 1983-1995. Director Glen Manufacturing Company, Milwaukee. Consultant to board of trustees Rhode Island School Design.
Set designer Metro-Goldwyn Meyer, 1938-1939. Draftsman/designer Architects Edward Stone, Phillip Goodwin, New York City. Designer, renderer Architects McKim, Meade & White, New York City.
Private practice architecture and design, Bloomfield Hills, 1946-1949. Fashion designer, 1950-1970. Designer, V.P. Glen of Michigan, New York City.
Corporation fellow Profit Technology Inc., New York City. Founder, director Environs., 1993.
Board of directors City and Country School, New York City. Director Wingate Growth Center. Representative United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, Rio de Janeiro, 1992.
Member Council American Fashion Designers, Cornell Univercity Alumni Association, School Visual Arts Alumni Association, New School Social Sciences Alumni Association.
Married Sylvia Small, 1940. Children: Lynn, Gail. Married Jeanne Marie Pagnucco, 1969.
Stepchildren: Robert, Rachael.