University of Georgia College of Environment and Design Honors Williams Family with Plaza Dedication

It is with great pleasure that W&A Engineering announces the dedication of the Williams Family Plaza!

The space behind the Jackson Street Building has recently been named after our CEO and founder Jon Williams for his incredible generosity to the University of Georgia’s College of Environment + Design. Because they know that building better communities often starts in the classroom, Jon and the W&A team have been dedicating their time, resources, and industry expertise to the University for over two decades.

“W&A Engineering wouldn’t be what it is today without the incredible education so much of our staff has received from the University of Georgia and the College of Environment + Design,” Jon Williams said. “This plaza gives us the opportunity to work with students to transform the space into a beautiful, functional, and memorable area for them to learn and grow.”

W&A Engineering has plans to elevate the space from its current state of pervious pavements and shrubbery to an interactive, hands-on learning experience. In fact, Jon has been working with the students of Professor Doug Pardue’s undergraduate Urban Design Studio to create a design charrette to completely reimagine the plaza. The goal is to create a space that supports and expands upon student learning, welcomes visitors for events, showcases best design practices, and provides a smooth thoroughfare for those moving through the space. The Williams Family Plaza will be an ever-evolving learning and leisure suite to celebrate the work and accomplishments of UGA students.

The space was officially dedicated on March 26, 2021 in a small celebration of the potential the plaza has for building better communities on campus, as well as to celebrate Jon’s tremendous support of the college. Jon dedicated the celebration to his parents and family for their never-ending love and support.