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December 2017

Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Day

In the spirit of giving back to our community, Williams Architects / Aquatics hosted our first DuPage Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Day.  Several Williams’ employees (Tom LaLonde, Chris Suhr, Stacy Jozwiak, Brittany O’Connor, Scott Morlock & Karen Lellios) spent the day working on various projects – seeding the lawn, siding the house, etc. What a wonderful experience for such a terrific organization.

Kids Alive

Earlier this year, company President Mark Bushhouse spent a week in the Dominican Republic helping “Kids Alive” with their mission to save children. Sponsored through the Wheaton Bible Church, Mark’s time was spent expanding an orphanage and school for the local children in Constanza.

September 2017

Kamau Murray, US Open Champ’s Coach, Leading the Way with XS Tennis

Congratulations to Sloane Stephens and her Coach, Kamau Murray, on Sloane’s recent US Open Women’s Tennis Championship.

We are honored to be working with Coach Murray on the new XS Tennis Village, a 112,000 SF athletic / tennis center located in the Washington Park neighborhood.  The new facility will serve athletes, under-served youth and the local Chicago community.


May 2017

Williams Architects Announces Sponsorship Agreement with the National Association of Park Foundations

(Itasca, Illinois) The Itasca, Illinois based firm of Williams Architects recently announced a strategic sponsorship with the National Association of Park Foundations (NAPF).

The multi-year sponsorship agreement further exemplifies the commitment of Williams Architects to support the parks and recreation local park foundation sector through the ongoing corporate social responsibility initiatives of Williams Architects.

“Being an official sponsor to NAPF is very important to Williams Architects and underscores our commitment to give back to the parks and recreations sector; a major component of the Williams Architect portfolio” says Tom Poulos, Vice President / Managing Principal of Williams Architects. “Williams Architects recognizes the importance of citizen and volunteer involvement to the local park environment through local park foundations and friends groups. When the NAPF approached us with their focus of educating and supporting citizen and volunteers who govern their local park foundations, we knew that we had to support the NAPF in a meaningful way.”

“On behalf of the NAPF members who will benefit from this generous support, we thank Williams Architects and remain dedicated to forwarding the mission of NAPF to provide much needed resources and educational guidance to citizen and volunteer led local park foundations.”


October 2015

2022 Conferences


IAPD / IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference
January 27 – 29
Chicago,  IL
Session 612 – Presentation Materials

ILCMA Winter Conference
March 29 – 31
Normal,  IL

Greater Chicago Club Managers Association
April 11
Oak Brook,  IL

ILCMA / Summer Conference
June 8 – 10
Fontana, WI

Midwest Security & Police Expo
August 18-19
Tinley Park, IL

Illinois Municipal League
September 15-20
Chicago, IL

Illinois Library Association 
October 18-20
Rosemont, IL

Illinois Fire Chiefs Association 
October 16 – 19
Peoria, IL


Ohio Parks & Recreation Association Conference
February 6 – 9
Sandusky, OH

Ohio Fire Chiefs Association
July 18-22
Columbus, OH

Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police / Exhibitor Showcase 2022
May 9
Columbus Convention Center

Ohio Municipal League
October 12-14
Columbus, OH

Ohio Library Council
September 28 – 30
Toledo, OH

Ohio Township Association
January 26 – 28
Columbus, OH


Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police (Winter)
February 9 -11
Grand Rapids, MI

Michigan Association of Fire Chiefs
April 11-13
Novi,  MI

Michigan Municipal League (Convention)
October 19-21
Muskegon, IL

Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police (Summer)
June 26-27
Bellaire, MI

Michigan Library Association
October 19-21
Port Huron, MI

Michigan mParks Annual Conference
March 6 – 9
Traverse City, MI


Indiana Park & Recreation Association
November 15-17
Indianapolis, IN


FRPA Annual Conference
August 29 – September 1
Orlando, FL

FPCA Mid-Winter Conference & Expo
January 8 – 11
Orlando, FL

FFCA Annual Conference
July 15 – 19
Naples Grande, FL

Florida League of Cities
August 11 – 13
Hollywood, FL

FPCA Summer Conference & Expo
August 6 – 10
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Florida Library Association
May 23 – 25
Pointe Vedra, FL


(IACP) International Association of Chiefs of Police
October 15 -18
Dallas, TX

(NRPA) National Recreation and Parks Association
September 20-22
Phoenix, AZ

Station Design Conference
May 24 – 26
Rosemont, IL

American Library Association
June 23 – 28
Washington DC

Athletic Business
November 16 – 19
Orlando, FL

August 2015

Carol Stream Park District – Fountain View Recreation Center

The Fountain View Recreation Center has been honored by the Chicago Metro Chapter of the American Public Works Association. The 90,000 SF Recreation Center received the “Project of the Year Award” for structures ranging in size from $5 Million to $25 Million. The Silver LEED Certified recreation center provides numerous recreational opportunities for the residents of Carol Stream.

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