William F. Yarger, MBA, AIA
President / CEO

Master of Business Administration – Washington University, 1973
Bachelor of Architecture – Ohio State University, 1968
Professional Development Program for Sports Facilities Design – Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, 1992

Registered Architect, NCARB: AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MO, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA

Member: American Institute of Architects
Past President: Both AIA Missouri
and AIA St. Louis Chapters

Member: Public Works Commission,
City of Frontenac, Missouri

Bill Yarger became a design and management principal in 1976 with a vision for developing a comprehensive architectural practice devoted to design excellence and client service.  With degrees in both Architecture and Business Administration, Bill demonstrates that intelligent and prudent management can consistently coexist with a passion for innovative and creative architecture. 

Under Bill’s leadership, the firm has grown persistently through its first thirty-one years.  Today, it enjoys a reputation for the highest quality projects for diverse clients in numerous states throughout the contiguous U.S.

He is recognized internationally as an expert in retail development, recreational facilities and theme park design to which he continues to devote significant research and creative exploration.  This work has provided him with deep experience with numerous civic municipalities as well as private developers leading to additional experience in a broad array of public, commercial and retail projects.

Bill serves as principal programmer, master planner and designer on many of Yarger’s most challenging projects as well as serving as principal-in-charge on projects requiring the advantage of his broad professional perspective and unique energy.

Yarger Design Group, Inc. is a planning and design firm specializing in institutional facilities including: community recreation centers, student recreation centers, & municipal facilities. Today, Yarger and key personnel have completed over 3,000,000 square feet of recreation facilities.

The firm provides planning, programming, project management, design, interior design, construction documents and construction administration.

Yarger Design Group has assembled a group of architects, planners and designers who have a passion for the art of their profession.  As designers, we believe that prudent and responsible architecture in no way conflicts with our uncompromising standards for design excellence.  Our firm is convinced that well organized, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing environments facilitate positive, productive experiences.

YDG has developed and maintained a comprehensive array of internal value management and quality control system. We are fully automated in both design and production and maintain rigorous standards for communication and documentation. We have a depth of resources sufficient to respond to all project requirements and contingencies as well as a commitment to provide the best possible project within the guidelines of the client’s goals.

Type of Firm

"Chapter C" Corporation established by William F. Yarger in the professional practice of architecture, planning and interior design.

Management Team

William F. Yarger, MBA, AIA - President / CEO

Mission Statement

Committed to:
• Creativity
• Business
• Technology

• Architectural Excellence
• Design Creativity
• Advancing Technology
• Effective Communications
• Outstanding Leadership
• Professional & Personal Growth and Reward

For the Benefit of:
• Our Clients
• Our People
• Our Firm










Award Winning Architectural Excellence Through Design Creativity, Budget Control & Advanced Technology

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