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Congratulations to Neil Ginty, our latest team member to pass the grueling battery of National Council of Architecture Registration Boards (NCARB) examinations and be one step away from being a licensed architect! Did you know NCARB certification requires passing six exams that together total 21 hours of test time? Whether… Read more

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This year’s AIASF Small Firms, Great Projects features our founder William Duff’s insight into the architectural profession. Read on to view our own extended William Duff interview covering his thoughts on architecture, technology, and even the lessons he learned as an Eagle Scout. What lessons did you learn as an… Read more

Our talented teammate, Glorimar Irizarry Delgado, put together this colorful glimpse of her visit to the 2017 Chicago Architectural Biennial “Make New History” this year at the Chicago Cultural Center. A former film studies student, she combined both of her passions – architecture and film – in the making of… Read more

As a smaller architecture firm, it can seem like a big leap to use 360° views and virtual reality (VR) to help clients visualize an idea. It requires research, trial and error, and upfront expense to successfully integrate these tools. However, we think the benefits are more than worth it…. Read more

In our continuous quest for a happy, effective workplace, our team took the Everything DiSC Workplace assessment this summer. Results from the DiSC survey are designed to help people understand themselves and how to work with others better. And we scored a big fat “C!” As mediocre as this may… Read more

We’re pleased to congratulate Sheldon Eaton on earning his California Architect License and LEED certificate. Just four years out of school, Sheldon reached both of these career milestones very quickly, and has a few suggestions for designers who are studying for their exams: WDA: How long did it take for… Read more

Congratulations to the students who participated in MenloHacks II this spring! A hackathon run by the students at Menlo School, MenloHacks gives aspiring high school programmers the opportunity to learn from each other and industry mentors. Students come from schools all around the Bay Area, and some traveled from as… Read more

We’ve relaunched our website! Take it for a spin, get click happy, enjoy. Updated from top to bottom, our new site is designed to improve user experience, showcase our expertise, and be more mobile-friendly. Many thanks to Catherine at Straightforward for her creative, insightful guidance, the Mangrove group for their wizardry in WordPress, and… Read more

Happy New Year! To celebrate the New Year, we asked the WDA team to share some of their strength-based goals for 2017. These goals are designed to reflect on skills our team members already possess and are working to further develop. We hope you’ll enjoy this insight on what drives… Read more

William Duff Architects (WDA) is pleased to announce the promotion of Jim Westover to Partner. Westover will remain responsible for managing WDA’s residential practice, signing architectural drawings and actively participating in management of overall firm operations. He is the first Partner to be named in the 18 years since William… Read more

Two of our team members, Sheldon Eaton and Alyssa Miller, recently heard Bjarke Ingles speak at a City Arts & Lectures event. Founder of BIG, Bjarke is known for combining the practical with the fantastical.