Founded in 1981, Williams + Paddon began with humble beginnings. With just four employees at the time, W+P has grown over these past four decades into a thriving firm. Being known as a company of people who have a passion for designing great projects and forming solid relationships with clients, contractors and consultants has helped build their reputation in not only the Sacramento region, but also abroad.
Now W+P has a new milestone to share which will usher in an exciting new era for their organization. W+P has merged with 19six Architects, one of the oldest architectural firms in California. The collaboration will help to strengthen W+P within market sectors. The firms share similar cultures and values, as well as staffing, geography and process.
“Partnering with 19six will strengthen us — together we become more competitive in the ever-changing architectural landscape.”— Naaz Alikhan, Managing Principal
“Partnering with 19six will strengthen us — together we become more competitive in the ever-changing architectural landscape,” says Naaz Alikhan, managing principal at W+P who has been with the company for 28 years.
Alikhan shares that this merger is also beneficial to their staff as it provides growth opportunities to help the organization and employees continue to thrive. “We have a ‘work hard, play hard’ mentality,” Alikhan says.
Just a quick glance at their LinkedIn page provides evidence of this fact. You’ll find photos from their recent annual Trike Races where employees and consultants raced adult tricycles. This, alongside photos of their projects and team meetings, provides insight into their inclusive and positive culture.
Phenomenal working atmosphere aside, W+P is currently hard at work on the Heredia-Arriaga Dual Immersion School in Natomas, the Capitol Area Development Authority’s Sonrisa Attainable Housing, and Red Hawk Casino’s new Hotel and Entertainment Center. The merger with 19six will also help introduce W+P to complementary markets, including health care, as well as expand their presence in education, from K-12 through university. The region will be sure to see positive impacts on community development as a result.