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Parker Williams, JLA Architects

Parker Williams Joins JLA’s Denver Office

DENVER — JLA Architects is proud to announce that Parker Williams, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, has joined our Denver office. As a senior project architect at JLA, he will lead project design through all phases of the architectural process from conception to occupancy.  Parker has over 18 years of experience designing in a variety of market sectors, including aviation, high-end residential and commercial projects, with an emphasis on affordability and sustainable design.

“Parker is an exciting addition for our architectural team at JLA. With over 18 years of experience as a well-rounded architect, his value to serving our clients and future growth in Denver is critical to our success,” explains Vice President & Denver Office Director Erik Jansson. 

When asked why he chose JLA, Parker explained: “It was the culture at JLA, and I knew other ‘Ball Staters’ [Ball State University] alumni worked here, so I knew it had to be a good place!”

Williams holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Ball State University and a Master of Architecture, Sustainable Design from the University of Texas at Austin. He enjoys working closely with clients in developing a design process, innovative approaches and interpreting policy and codes for the best outcome.

Learn more about Parker Williams

We asked Parker about his passion for architecture. Read on for our interview-

What drew you to architecture as a career?

It was primarily my proclivity for Legos and drawing as a young child that drew me to the field.

What’s your favorite (or most unique) project you’ve worked on?

The most unique has got to be the Antarctica project I worked on—designing and documenting five buildings for the National Science Foundation at McMurdo Station.  My favorite project is always the next one, but I have enjoyed working on all types of projects and learning something new.

 What do you do for fun – Any hobbies or special interests?

I do try to partake in some of Colorado’s offerings, like snowboarding and hiking. I’m not doing ‘Fourteeners’ anymore, but I enjoy smaller hikes.  I have gotten a ski pass the last two years, so it’s fun to try new places for snowboarding.

Are you involved in the community?

I have enjoyed volunteering at the holidays, decorating trees for Children’s Hospital Colorado.  I have also volunteered at Denver Metro Caring Food Bank.

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