Hospitality Snapshots featured three of our hospitality projects this summer. From airport lounges to rooftop bars to micro-food halls these projects share in common our passion for design and collaboration. Here’s a summary of each feature:   Kaiyo Rooftop “Design and atmosphere inspirations were drawn from the lush greenery setting… Read more

Metal Architecture featured William Duff in the article Designing with Metal Plates. More than a utilitarian material, William shares the design and structural benefits of using metal plates, and cautions. This is a summary of the article edited by Mark Robins of Metal Architecture. ‘”Because solid metal plates are durable… Read more

Written by Neil Ginty, Architect One of the truisms in design is that creativity loves constraints and a challenge. What happens, then, on an open landscape when those constraints are much less obvious?     A rural, untouched site presents the blankest of canvases on which an architect, together with… Read more

We are proud to announce that Kaiyo Rooftop has been selected as an award-winning project by the SF Design Week Award jury. Thank you to SF Design Week, our client and the talented design team and consultants who brought this rooftop oasis to life. We find it extremely rewarding to… Read more

We are proud to announce that the South San Francisco Economic Advancement Center project has been recognized with an SF Design Week Award for community projects.  Thank you to the SF Design Week jury, the Client Group and the talented design team and consultants who helped to make this project… Read more

We’re pleased to announce the promotion of Matthew Ahearn to Job Captain. In his new role, he’ll have more ownership over internal and external project coordination, building and planning code research analysis and compliance, and will have heightened responsibility for the content and quality of project drawings. “My WDA teammates… Read more

Our founder William Duff Jr., AIA turns his notebook into a design industry-leading practice. ** Press Release ** San Francisco, May 10, 2022 – William Duff Architects (WDA) adds to its accolades with a return to the San Francisco Business Times’ Best Places to Work list.  WDA previously placed on… Read more

We are proud to be included in General Contractors Magazine’s list of Best Restaurant Architects in San Mateo. While we are rooted in San Francisco, our reach extends throughout the Bay Area and beyond. Read more here.

    It’s World Book Day and we’re looking at one of our firm favorites, Design Vision – which in fairness, is much more of a tool, in book form. The concept for Design Vision, as a book, was conceived in 2015 with a simple idea. “I wanted to empower… Read more

Written by Neil Ginty, Architect As any camping enthusiast lured by the great outdoors knows, there is a duty to leave no trace. That is challenging with a permanent structure but the principle of harmony with nature and touching the ground lightly is an apt prompt towards the type of… Read more

Restaurant Hospitality featured William Duff Architects’ latest restaurant project for Brick x Brick Hospitality Group, Kaiyo Rooftop, in their New Restaurant Concepts article, San Francisco’s Brick x Brick Hospitality expands Nikkei concept KAIYŌ. This is a summary of the article by Megan Moseley of Restaurant Hospitality. ‘KAIYŌ Rooftop is located on… Read more

Written by Neil Ginty, Architect   Creating a safe retreat in the face of the daunting realities of rural California is not only possible but presents an opportunity for a family to thrive on a well-thought-out homestead. Water remains the key that unlocks the potential for establishing a home within… Read more