With summer in swing, it’s time to get outside and enjoy some fun in the sun. This year, summer heat and ongoing drought are prompting Californians to rethink the ways we use water. Here are 5 tips to keep you going through the summer and beyond. Based on lessons drawn… Read more

On Thursday, May 28, several of us from WDA were delighted to attend the dedication ceremony for the newly-renovated Lincoln Park Steps, which lead from California Street in San Francisco’s outer Richmond district up to Lincoln Park. The renovation project, which spanned seven years, resulted from a collaboration between the… Read more

We’re pleased to announce the promotion of Jim Westover to Principal at WDA. Since 2010, Jim has helmed our residential practice in a way that fosters team unity and encourages meaningful connections with clients. Jim enhances WDA’s residential practice with a number of skills. First, he starts with a strong… Read more

Tonight we are proud to announce Eric Corey Freed, the third speaker in the William Duff Architects Guest Speakers Series 2015 in the Department of Construction Management at Colorado State University. Our Principal and Founder, William Duff, received his Masters of Science in Construction Management from Colorado State University, and… Read more

Tonight we are proud to announce Ginger Evans, the second speaker in the William Duff Architects Guest Speakers Series 2015 in the Department of Construction Management at Colorado State University. Our Principal and Founder, William Duff, received his Masters of Science in Construction Management from Colorado State University, and proudly… Read more

Our Residential Practice team recently attended a panel discussion at the Shading by Via showroom. The panel’s title, “The Designer, The Architect, The Contractor, The Shading Expert & The Integrator,” initially sounded like a lead-in to an off-color industry joke. But we were happy to find experts from Kendall Wilkinson… Read more

Discussions of “sustainability” in architecture and construction often focus on materials and energy use. These performance measures relate to the environmental costs of constructing and maintaining a building. Unfortunately, the performance of the structural system, the skeleton of a building, is often not considered as a critical item in the… Read more

Tonight we are proud to announce Chuck Fell, the first speaker in the William Duff Architects Guest Speakers Series 2015 in the Department of Construction Management at Colorado State University. Our Principal and Founder, William Duff, received his Masters of Science in Construction Management from Colorado State University, and proudly… Read more

December is a month of holidays and giving. So we’re pleased to have a chance this month to highlight di Rosa, a unique place started in the spirit of community and imbued with a sense of wonder.   Situated on over 200 acres of idyllic Napa landscape, di Rosa houses… Read more

I recently spoke at a Professional Practice class for undergraduate architecture students at the Academy of Art University.  My former colleague Paul Adamson, the professor, has been developing the class curriculum, which includes office visits, guest speakers, exam and internship preparation, and advice on beginning a career in architecture. He invited me to discuss… Read more

We can’t think of a better topic for this month’s Back to School theme than a subject near and dear to our hearts, and something we’d like to see brought back to every school: the arts. Architecture melds art, science, engineering, math, writing, history, and drawing. So architects inherently understand… Read more

August means soaking up the sun, lounging beneath shady trees, joining family and friends for backyard parties, or splashing in the pool before the days grow shorter and cooler. It’s a great month to reflect on the indoor/outdoor lifestyle, cultivated in California, that’s become increasingly popular throughout the country. One… Read more