James R. Williams

AIA, LEED® AP, NCARB

President

Jim has been practicing architecture for over 45 years, in Illinois, the Caribbean and Florida. He has an extensive background in the commercial, hospitality & residential fields. Some of Jim's accomplishments includes the design and management of island resort properties, equestrian facilities, corporate, government and Class A office buildings, luxury condominium developments, corporate headquarters, educational facilities, senior assisted living and extended care communities.

Jim is certified by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) as a LEED® Accredited Professional. This accreditation verifies his knowledge of green building design, practices, strategies and thorough understanding of the LEED® Green Building Rating System, Resources, and Processes set by the USGBC.

Project Experience:

  • Palmetto Bay City Hall – Palmetto Bay, FL Certified LEED® Platinum

  • Palm Beach International Equestrian Center – Wellington, FL

  • Tryon Equestrian Center – Tryon, NC

  • Global Dressage Center – 120 Resort Hotel, 70,000 sf retail center, Covered Show Arena, Stables and Open-air Show Rings – Wellington, FL

  • The Lake Club – 16,000 sf Clubhouse/Spa – Bradenton, FL

  • Wanderers Club – Wellington, FL

  • United States Citizenship and Immigration Services District and Field Offices (5 locations) – Royal Palm Beach, Oakland Park, Kendall, Hialeah and Miami, FL - Development of five new buildings, 38,000 – 53,000 sf each, registered LEED® Silver Certified

  • LA Fitness (9 locations) – Altamonte Springs, Boca Raton, Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, West Kendall, Mary Brickell Village (Miami), Hialeah and Miami, FL  - Full service fitness facility projects range in scope from tenant improvement, to major renovation, to new construction; Ranging from 26,000 to 52,000 sf. Amenities: Spas, saunas, pools, workout and aerobics rooms, basketball and racquetball courts, locker rooms, child care centers, and juice bars

  • Children’s Services Council – Council Offices, Classrooms, Meeting Rooms, 31,000 sf – Lauderhill, FL

  • Village of Delray SW Neighborhood Revitalization – 1,000 units, 60 acres – Delray Beach, FL

  • Congress Hotel – 225 rooms, full-services Hotel with 4-level parking deck – Delray Beach, FL

  • International Polo Club – Overall site study and renovation – Wellington, FL

  • Club Med Columbus Isle Resort – 80 acre/300-room Island Resort/Dive Center – San Salvadore, Bahamas

  • Radisson Cable Beach - $15 Million renovation, 700-Room Hotel, Lagoon pools, 3 Restaurants – Nassau, Bahamas

  • The Lake Club – 16,000 sf Clubhouse/Spa – Bradenton, FL

  • Wanderers Club – Wellington, FL

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