Article by: Neil Ginty, WDA The abrupt change to life necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic has been demanding for everyone. While construction has largely halted in California, innovative design has continued at WDA thanks to forward planning, promotion of modern technology and the positivity of our team who rose to… Read more

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Our “classy development of the British Airways lounge” was the feature project when Hospitality Snapshots namechecked our catalog of past and future retail design projects for iconic brands and local enterprise at San Francisco International Airport. The piece describes our history of delivering to fast-paced schedules and navigating the challenges… Read more

As we shelter-in-place, it’s a great time to brush up on leadership skills and work on staying connected with your team. Panelists from our event at AIASF, Building a People-Based Practice: Lessons from the Construction Industry, recommended several books for achieving just that! A Whole New Mind, Daniel Pink Built… Read more

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Office Insight magazine recently explored the airport experience as an emerging frontier in American hospitality. They chatted with our founder, William Duff, and Retail Practice Leader, Jonathan Tsurui, about their 15 years of hospitality design in the evolving airport environment. William spoke about how airports responded to increased security since… Read more

Article by: Neil Ginty, WDA The San Francisco Business Times’ Best Places to Work list did not feature any architecture firms in 2019. It did, however, feature several general contractors. To help architects appreciate what’s involved in building a People-Based Practice, we hosted a panel discussion at AIASF with three… Read more

Last (but not least!), we’re featuring Steve Lawler, Director of Architecture at BCCI Construction Co. in our series of interviews with construction industry experts who have landed coveted spots on San Francisco Business Times’ “Best Places to Work” list. Check out his Q&A below, and we’ll see you at AIA… Read more

Who does a people-centered work culture benefit? Everyone! The San Francisco Business Times’ “Best Places to Work” list honors those companies who put employee satisfaction at the center of what they do. The construction industry is among those who practice this best, so we asked Fran O’Sullivan, Vice President &… Read more

The San Francisco Business Times’ “Best Places to Work” list is comprised of companies that uphold a people-centered culture and understand how it can have a positive impact on employees and clients alike. We asked Jon-Michael Johnson, founder & CFO of Principal Builders, a few questions about his background in… Read more

What do a bird house and purple ice have in common? Not to be confused with robots, these are chairs in disguise! As participants in Chairity 2019, we used our design skills to give back to our community. In this annual event hosted by Two, designers take a used chair… Read more

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CA Home + Design recently singled-out WDA founder and principal, William Duff, for their ongoing “Architect Crush” series for some insightful Q+A. He chatted about crafting Big Ranch Road – “a piece of art as much as a piece of architecture,” and the importance of including local artists in WDA’s… Read more

Inspired by the iconic Painted Ladies of Alamo Square we hand-built three Victorian’s at a fraction of the cost for our holiday video. Our sugar-coated interpretations feature unique façades, twinkly lights and plenty of holiday cheer! Click to view video Stop motion by Glorimar Irizarry Delgado and Brenna Daugherty Music… Read more

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We are proud to participate in the publication of San Francisco Architects – Top Bay Area Studios by Francesc Zamora Mola. The San Francisco Bay Area was chosen for its “dynamic architectural scene.” As Mola explains in the book, the nearly thirty firms featured here “show great respect for the… Read more