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Buyers Guide: Williams Architects

Williams Architects
500 Park Blvd., Suite 800
Itasca, IL 60143
www.williams-architects.com

Phone: (630) 221-1212
Fax: (630) 221-1220

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As a client focused firm, Williams Architects|Aquatics specializes in award-winning planning and architecture for the sports, 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:

Bartlett Aquatic Center

Bartlett, IL

The Bartlett Aquatic Center recently underwent a significant expansion. Based on the 2007 community survey, the number one request from the community was to expand and improve the aging facility to keep up with Bartlett’s growing population. Voters strongly supported the Park District’s request to upgrade the aquatic center.

As part of this exciting expansion, the District received approval from the Illinois Department of Public Health for the first zip line into water in the state of Illinois. Swimmers trapeze off the ten-foot high platform, zip down the cable ride, and effortlessly drop into the water to cool off. Other amenities included in the renovation are a lazy river, two new slides, a plunge pool with a drop slide, and a new children’s spray play area.

Cost: $5.8 Million
SqFt: 1,500 Bather Facility

Fountain View Recreation Center

Carol Stream, IL

This LEED Silver certified facility is the “Crown Jewel” of the Carol Stream community. The award-winning Fountain View Recreation Center is located in the community’s Town Center. Members have access to the 7,500 square foot fitness center, indoor running track, 25 yard lap pool with warm water therapy, fitness area, gymnasium with three basketball courts, multi-purpose rooms, saunas, premium locker rooms and Kids Zone child care.  The center also has numerous eco-friendly features, such as a geothermal heating/cooling system, permeable pavers and automobile charging stations in the parking lot.

Cost: $18.3 Million
SqFt: 90,846

Otter Cove Aquatic Park

St. Charles, IL

The new Otter Cove Aquatic Park opened to rave reviews.  This state-of-the-art aquatic center features something for everyone.  The more serious swimmer can work out in the 8 lane, 25 yard lap pool.  For the more adventurous, there are two 1-meter diving boards, a body slide, tube slide, drop slide, and a lazy river with dumping buckets, water cannons, spray bar and water rapids.  The younger swimmers will love hanging out in Dragonfly Den.  This toddler pool offers plenty of excitement, but in a separate, secured environment.

Cost: $10 Million
SqFt: 1,750 Bather Facility

The Monon Center and Outdoor Aquatic Park at Central Park

Carmel, Indiana

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