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January 2022

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.

Session 605: Do You Know What You Have? Understanding and Assessing Your System Assets

Thank you so much for attending our session and learning how to understand and assess your system assets!

If you have any questions about the presentation, please contact Frank Parisi at fparisi@williams-architects.com.

Now Hiring: Architectural Design Manager (Full-time)

Position: Architectural Design Manager (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 several full-time Architectural Design Manager to support our growing national practice. Working as part of an integrated, cohesive project team with a team of 2-5 design professionals, this position is ideal for design-focused mid-career licensed architects with exceptional design talent who are seeking increased opportunities to make a positive impact in the design and planning of our community-centered built environment. This position is based in our Itasca, IL office with the potential for a partial (2 days per week) remote working arrangement. This position also offers the potential to grow into the firm’s Director of Design and become an equity partner within the firm in 2-3 years.

As an Architectural Design Manager, you will:

  • Collaboratively manage and participate in the project design and concept development process internally and with clients within parameters set by firm management, with the potential to develop into a design leadership role within the firm.
  • Manage the preparation of design deliverables for a wide variety of public sector projects using Revit, SketchUp, Lumion, and Photoshop in accordance with firm standards.
  • Participate in business development activities, including interview presentations and concept development for potential projects.
  • Identify and select purpose- and budget-appropriate materials, obtaining samples, and developing full material palettes for firm projects

Education and Experience Required:

  • NCARB accredited degree in Architecture.
  • 8+ years of progressive design experience within an architectural firm with non-residential projects, preferably with community-centered facilities, developing and refining original and distinctive design concepts that conform to the client’s program and budget requirements.
  • Illinois state licensure (or ability to obtain via reciprocity or NCARB certification) preferred.
  • Proficiency in Revit, Photoshop. Lumion, and SketchUp highly desirable.
  • Solid understanding of construction materials, methods, codes, and techniques to ensure constructability, code compliance, and budget adherence of concepts developed.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Willingness to work as part of a collaborative team, facilitating and incorporating ideas and concepts of other team members and project stakeholders into concepts that reflect our clients’ goals, values, and interests.
  • Orientation towards and desire for team and client success vs. individual accomplishment.
  • Strong organization, multi-tasking, and time management skills.
  • Ability to self-manage tasks from start to finish with minimal oversight.

We offer an industry-leading benefit package including competitive compensation, opportunity to work remotely 2 days per week, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, paid vacation and sick time, and eligibility for the firm’s profit-sharing plan. A substantial signing bonus and direct entry into the firm as an Associate (with 3-4 weeks of paid vacation per year and fully paid family health, dental, and vision insurance premiums) will be considered for candidates with directly transferable experience in the firm’s project types.

Qualified and interested candidates should submit a resume, work samples illustrating verifiable professional experience, and professional references attesting to the candidate’s level of skill and responsibility for design concepts developed to Andy Dogan at ardogan@williams-architects.com.

We will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization at this time.

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.

Now Hiring: Interior Design Professional (Full-time)

Position: Interior Design Professional (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 Interior Design Professional to support our growing national practice. Working as part of an integrated, cohesive project team with a team of 2-5 design professionals, this position is ideal for recent graduates of an interior design program seeking to gain experience required to fulfill requirements to take the NCIDQ Examination or for recently licensed/certified interior designers. This position is based in our Itasca, IL office with the potential for a partial (2 days per week) remote working arrangement.

As an Interior Design Professional, you will:

  • Collaboratively participate in the project design and concept development process internally and with clients, within parameters set by firm management.
  • Prepare design and construction document interior design (ID) deliverables for a wide variety of public sector projects using Revit, SketchUp, Lumion, and Photoshop in accordance with firm standards.
  • Identify and select purpose- and budget-appropriate finish materials for firm projects, obtaining samples, and developing full interior finish and furniture palettes and packages under the supervision of the Director of Interior Design.
  • Create furniture specifications and bidding documents.
  • Perform firm interiors library management/maintenance.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with finish and furniture vendors.

Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design.
  • 1-5 years of progressive interior design experience within an architectural or interior design firm, preferably with non-residential projects.
  • NCIDQ license/certification track preferred.
  • Proficiency in Revit and Photoshop required. Lumion and SketchUp modeling/rendering experience highly desirable.
  • Experience with public bidding processes highly desirable.
  • 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.

We offer an industry-leading benefit package including competitive compensation, opportunity to work remotely 2 days per week, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, paid vacation, sick, and exam time, reimbursement for NCIDQ exam costs upon passage, and eligibility for the firm’s profit-sharing plan. The firm fully supports NCIDQ examination and experience requirements.

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

We will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization at this time.

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.

December 2021

Addison receives RWJF Culture of Health Prize for innovative efforts to create a thriving community

Congratulations, to the Village of Addison on being awarded as a recipient of the 2020-2021 Culture of Health Prize by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation! Williams had the privilege to work with the Addison Public Library on the reimagination of their facility completed in 2015. We applaud your efforts in providing #betterhealth opportunities to your community! Read the full article HERE!

 Addison receives RWJF Culture of Health Prize for innovative efforts to create a thriving community • ARTICLE OVERVIEW:

Addison Public Library partnered with other local institutions in pursuing innovative ideas to rally around a shared vision of health. These efforts earned Addison the 2020-2021 Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

November 2021

New Family Center Breaks Ground at Broad Ripple Park

Our Broad Ripple Park project was published in the latest issue of ACP’s Building Excellence! Take a quick read HERE to learn all about this family center coming to Central IN!

New Family Center Breaks Ground at Broad Ripple Park • ARTICLE OVERVIEW:

$19.6M Family and Health Center Will Bring More Versatile Programming to Neighborhood. Read more about the project HERE!

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