Buyers Guide: Williams Architects
500 Park Blvd., Suite 800
Itasca, IL 60143
Phone: (630) 221-1212
Fax: (630) 221-1220
As a client focused firm, Williams Architects|Aquatics specializes in award-winning planning and architecture for the recreation and aquatic communities. We serve a diverse range of clients which include more than 150 municipalities, park agencies, local governmental bodies, public institutions, private corporations, as well as religious and not-for-profit organizations. Our firm offers a quality comprehensive package of services including sustainable design options that can be tailored to meet project goals. We understand that people are the foundation for every project and therefore our projects express a commitment to architectural design excellence that emphasizes economy and efficiency, durability and imagination, patron appeal and satisfaction while establishing a visual project identity that reflects and respects our clients’ personalities. With our affiliated companies, Williams Construction Management and Williams Interiors we offer a turn-key approach to projects that is based on providing clients with the most professional service available.
See projects from this firm that have been featured in the Architectural Showcase:
- Barrington Park District Fitness and Recreation Center
- City of New Port Richey Recreation Center and Aquatic Complex
- Flick Pool Renovation
- Highland Park Recreation Center Addition
- Pioneer Park Community Center
- Roosevelt Pool Renovation and Addition
- Sholem Aquatic Center, Renovation
- Stephen D. Persinger Community Recreation Center
- The Monon Center and Outdoor Aquatic Facility
- Vaughan Athletic Center
Initial design and expansion to the award winning complex included lap-pool and spray play zones to complement the existing amenities. The lap zone added a 6-lane pool and concession building while the spray play zone added two water features designed for toddler and pre-teen users and a body flume slide.
Cost: $8.7 million
SqFt: 8-acre park
New Port Richey, Florida
This multi-level recreation center houses a double basketball court, fitness areas, and three multi-purpose rooms for various activities. The outdoor aquatic center features four separate pool facilities as well as a concession shade area and various other amenities including water spouts, slides and water toy features.
Cost: $14.1 million
SqFt: 18-acre park
Designed on a former farm site, the Stephen D. Persinger Community Center expresses a barn theme that complements the rural tradition of the location. This architecturally integrated pre-engineered steel building was designed to include basketball and volleyball courts, a running track, fitness center, locker rooms, dance/aerobics space and multi-purpose rooms.
Cost: $9 million
The award-winning Monon Center features a variety of amenities including a natatorium; gym; banquet facilities and café in addition to fitness, program, administrative and children spaces. The outside aquatic center contains a bathhouse; concessions; multiple pools; lazy river, “kiddie” pool and spray-ground; a deep pool with diving board and various slides.
Cost: $44.5 million
SqFt: 160-acre Park Development