Category Archives: Community

Retrospective: PARK(ing) Day 2019

PARK(ing) Day is an annual international event in which metered parking spaces are transformed into temporary public parks, gathering places, or works of public art by citizens, activists, and industry professionals. The idea behind PARK(ing) Day is to encourage people to rethink the way streets are used. Midtown Sacramento’s creativity was on full display last […]

Housing in a COVID World

Housing Before and After COVID

At Williams + Paddon, we’ve been observing how living spaces have been reconfigured during this time of shelter-in-place, but we are especially interested in what this means for the future of multi‐family housing. Urban dimensions of shelter are typically more compact than suburban and rural homes. A studio apartment needs to be a ‘transformer’ literally. […]

Education in a COVID World

Covid Classroom

With back-to-school quickly approaching, we’ve been talking at Williams + Paddon about what the classroom of the future might look like. While we don’t have clear guidance in this ever-changing environment, I wanted to share a bit of our student-centered thinking and the insights our team members are envisioning.  While the COVID-19 pandemic forces educators […]

F.A.M.E. – A Growing Medical Facility in Tanzania

In 2005, Jack and Scott Paddon began work on the master plan and design of a 22-acre medical campus in Karatu, Tanzania. F.A.M.E., which stands for the Foundation for African Medicine and Education, is a non-governmental, non-profit organization offering medical care and wellness education to the Karatu District in rural Tanzania. At the start of […]


Our interiors team is proud to share some behind the scenes construction shots as well as a sneak peek of the recently completed multi-purpose building for St. John the Baptist church in Folsom. We’re always honored to participate in spaces that serve as a community cornerstone and this project stood out to us as just that. Their August ribbon cutting ceremony gave attendees a first look at the newly completed sports facilities as well as state of the art performance space with custom acoustic paneling. The new multi-purpose building will allow St. John the Baptist to continue and grow in its mission to support and connect with communities in Folsom and the surrounding region.


Williams + Paddon – honored by Sacramento Business Journal as one of Sacramento’s Fastest Growing Companies 2017 A word from our principal and founder Jack Paddon as he looks back on the company’s growth from the inception to present Our team was recently included by the Sacramento Business Journal as one of Sacramento’s fastest growing companies of […]