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May 2022

Montgomery Breaks Ground on New Public Works Facility

Monday night “commemorated the official groundbreaking of the new 75,304 SF facility, a long awaited and necessary upgrade for the community.”

We look forward to working with Camosy Construction and the rest of the Team to design and build a new facility to support the good people of the Montgomery Public Works Department and the surrounding community.

Click HERE for the full article from the Village of Montgomery! #WilliamsArchitects #TheStewardsofYourVision

*Photo credit: Village of Montgomery

Now Hiring: Senior Project Architect (Full-time)

Position: Senior Project Architect (Full-time)
Location: Williams Architects | Aquatics Itasca, IL (Hybrid)

About the job:

Williams Architects Aquatics, a nationally recognized architecture and planning firm specializing in community-centered public facilities, is seeking a full-time Senior Project Architect to support our growing national practice. This positions are based in our Itasca, IL office with a partial (2 days per week) remote working arrangement.

As a Senior Project Architect, you will:

  • Prepare and manage the creation of design and construction document deliverables for a wide variety of public sector projects using Revit, SketchUp, Lumion, and Photoshop in accordance with firm standards.
  •  Participate in bidding, permitting, and construction phase activities, including creation of bid phase addenda, submittal of documents for permit review, construction submittals review, RFI responses, and on-site construction phase observation.
  • Research applicable code, zoning, and permitting requirements for projects.
  • Research materials, products, and systems for projects.
  • Write and edit specifications and project manuals for projects.
  • Participate in the project design and concept development process internally and with clients, within parameters set by firm management.
  • Assist in developing graphics and concepts for business development efforts.
  • Mentor and manage work of junior architectural staff.
  • Perform firm support and business development tasks as needed.

Education and Experience Required:

  • Degree in Architecture or Architectural Studies from an accredited program.
  • 8+ years of experience within an architectural firm, preferably with non-residential projects.
  • Architectural license / AXP track preferred.
  • Proficiency in Revit required. A Revit skills screening will be administered as part of the interview process.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organization, multi-tasking, and time management skills.
  • Ability to interact professionally with office leadership and clients.
  • Ability to self-manage tasks from start to finish with minimal oversight.
  • Strong orientation towards client satisfaction and interest in business development preferred.

We offer an industry-leading benefit package including competitive compensation, opportunity to work remotely 2 days per week, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, 3+ weeks of paid vacation and sick time, and eligibility for the firm’s profit-sharing plan.

Qualified and interested candidates should submit a resume and work samples illustrating professional experience in construction document production to Andy Dogan at ardogan@williams-architects.com.

Williams Architects Aquatics is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

April 2022

New Cary aquatic center, Sunburst Bay, set to open in June

February 2022

Oswego’s Venue 1012 selected as Public Works Project of the Year

Congratulations, to the Village of Oswego and the Williams Project Team on Venue 1012 being selected as APWA Chicago Metro Fox Valley Chapter’s Project of the Year (in category is structure less than $5 million)! 🏆

“Oswego’s new home for performing arts, located along Orchard Road, was recognized for its collaborative development process, construction process and community engagement as part of the award.”

Read more about the venue and award HERE! #WilliamsArchitects #TheStewardsofYourVision

January 2022

Session 612: Why? How? When? The Necessary Components to a Successful Referendum

Thank you so much for attending our session and learning about the necessary components to a successful referendum!

If you would like to request a copy of the PowerPoint presentation, please contact Frank Parisi at fparisi@williams-architects.com.

Session 606: Essentials of Project Management

Thank you so much for attending our session and learning about the essentials of project management!

If you would like to request a copy of the PowerPoint presentation, please contact Andy Dogan at ardogan@williams-architects.com.

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