<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> William H. Asti, Architect




Mr. Asti has been active in a variety of local, regional, state and national organizations. Certain ones on a continuous basis and others for shorter periods of time. Some have included the American Institute of Architects, Vision Little Rock’s Economic Development Task Force, Little Rock Mayor’s Task Force on Historic Preservation, Little Rock Task Force on Landscape and Land Alteration, Little Rock ‘57 Central High Museum Planning Committee, Future Little Rock’s Neighborhood Revitalization Task Force, Future Little Rock’s Regional Planning and Development Committee, The Coalition of Little Rock Neighborhoods, The National Millennium Foundation, a futures group in Washington, D.C., Arkansas Career Education Association, and Youth Home’s Eggshibition Committee.

He has also been involved in a variety of other organizations to include Metroplan’s Transportation Advisory Council, and for a period of time he was the chairman of the Land Use, Urban Development and the Environment Committee of the Central Arkansas Transportation Advisory Council. Mr. Asti was also the City of Little Rock’s representative with a National Civic League pilot program; one of three communities selected in the United States to create, define, and determine the validity of standardization of performance measurements for communities throughout the nation. 

In 1977 Mr. Asti founded the Architectural Education Corporation for Community Development, a private foundation; the first Community Development Corporation in the United States dedicated to educating about the creation of post-industrial communications based sustainable communities for the 21st century. And in the early 80’s Mr. Asti aided a group of educators begin the Arkansas Career Education Association which focused on jobs and job training for the 21st century.

Mr. Asti has also been involved as past chairman of Little Rock’s ICE Commission (formerly the Motion Picture, Television Commission) focusing on the development and integration of communications based or ICE related industries into the Central Arkansas economy. He also founded the Southern Film Alliance, the forerunner to the Hot Springs Documentary film Festival, and subsequently founded the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival; one of the premier documentary film festivals in the world. He has also been involved with the Hot Springs Documentary Film Institute, and has been an advisory member of the Pine Bluff Silent Film Festival. Mr Asti was founder and past board member of the Eureka Springs Digital Film Festival, the original Little Rock Film Festival, and the Fayetteville Short Film Festival.



architect, economist, development consultant