Williams Architects joined A&D firms throughout the Chicagoland Area to bring imagination to life for the Annual J+J Flooring Helping Hands Tree Event! On December 1, we had the chance to come together and celebrate the teams’ creative efforts and ring in the holiday season. It was some tough competition, but we are proud to say Williams Architects has been awarded the Grand Prize! We were honored with the opportunity in joining J+J at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago to deliver the wonderful creations to patients and their families! 🎄🏠🎈

Congratulations to all of the participating firms, and a special shout-out to the Williams Team that helped bring our UP idea to life: Carrie KoteraBrad MoserKaren LelliosBridgette Carbon, Natalie Clemens, Lakshmi Mounika Tekumalla, Lisa Kirk, and Sonja Sporleder – We couldn’t have done it without you all! 🌟

Together, creative minds, generous hearts and helping hands from our architecture + design community create themed trees for the children at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. J+J Flooring facilitates the event and provides trees to local interior design and architecture firms. Helping Hands originated five years ago. The trees donated range from The Grinch Who Stole Christmas and Frozen to the City of Chicago and Harry Potter. Together, J+J and the awarded winner from the event deliver the trees to the hospital as the families at Lurie’s select the perfect tree to enjoy during the holiday season. Atlanta is the heart of this event and where it originated, but word has spread with Chicago and other cities now partnering with J+J Flooring and the local children’s hospitals. It is exciting to see the event continue to grow each year gifting more and more trees to patients looking to brighten their spirits.