Arius Hounwanou

Arius Hounwanou


Architectural Designer

Muller & Muller Ltd.


Occupation:Arius Hounwanou is an architectural designer with Muller & Muller Ltd, or M2,  which specializes in civic and transportation projects such as airports, train stations and mass transit centers. He also owns a home daycare center with his wife, Gracia Matenda.


Community Involvement: Mr. Hounwanou serves on the City of Peoria Liquor Commission. He is a current member and past president of the local chapter of American Institute of Architects. He also coaches soccer for St. Thomas Catholic School and Peoria Park District.


Education: Bachelor of science, architecture; master of science, architecture, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale


Three things he’s passionate about: Design, finance, and relationships


Three favorite hobbies: Traveling, sports and food


Career influence or inspiration: Mr. Hounwanou always looked up to his father, Theodore Hounwanou, an entrepreneur with confidence, strong business ethics and multiple businesses.    


Inspirational quote: “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Nelson Mandela

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