Spaces Magazine recently featured our latest residential project, a private home gym on the Peninsula for a tech entrepreneur and triathlete. This is a summary of the article by Laura Hine. ‘Jim Westover, a partner and principal at the San Francisco-based firm William Duff Architects, recently finished a home gym… Read more

As a featured Architect Profile in ACE Update William Duff made the cover of their June issue. In conversation with Vikas Bhadra, William touched on everything from inspiration to challenges, and execution. This is a summary of an interview by Vikas Bhadra of ACE Update – an international trade magazine… Read more

Throughout May, one practice leader took over WDA’s Instagram account each week. They shared images of their process, talked about what inspires them and drives their practice, and what Design for a Modern World means to them. Read on to see what they had to say and be sure to… Read more

Organized by our strategic initiative group, DEI+I (Diversity Equity Inclusion + Impact) In support of raising AAPI awareness, members of our firm with Asian heritage volunteered to share their stories for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. They touched on everything from feeling like an outsider to learning from… Read more

We are proud to join Gold Collective, an invitation-only network of San Francisco Bay Area-based entrepreneurs who believe in the power of community. This is a summary of an interview with William Duff, WDA Founder & Managing Principal, and Jim Westover, WDA Residential Practice Leader by Robyn Wise. ‘Rejecting trend… Read more

Written by Wendy Osaki   Too often budget wins over sustainability. For Earth Day, we took a deep dive into WDA’s new San Francisco office to show it’s possible to choose both. From maximizing resources to electrification and even location, sustainability can be affordable and scaled to meet any budget… Read more

Kristin Riccio Interior Design asked Jim Westover, Principal and Residential Practice Leader at William Duff Architects, to weigh in on designing the perfect home gym. This is a summary of an article by Kristin Riccio. ‘Since this past year’s pandemic lockdowns forced gym and wellness studios to close their doors,… Read more

We are proud to be included in the publication of At Home in the Wine Country by Heather Sandy Hebert and Chase Reynolds Ewald from Gibbs Smith Publishers. The book features 17 California wine country residences plus 5 unique auxiliary structures, including our Big Ranch Road project. Excerpt from Amazon:… Read more

Written by Neil Ginty, Architect Earlier this month, AIA San Francisco’s panel event, The Equitable Practice: Reimagining the Power Table, sought to trace the path to the Architecture and Design power table from a range of perspectives with a focus on creating firm cultures that are conducive to DEI (diversity,… Read more

Written by Neil Ginty, Architect The global pandemic has shifted how we interact with our homes. Dreaming about your ideal home is a powerful way to explore the realities of what’s possible, and the first step in realizing your dream home is building your dream team. To speak to this,… Read more

How the Coronavirus is Redefining Architecture To understand how COVID-19 is changing modern-day design, Senior Investigative Reporter Bigad Shaban from NBC Bay Area spoke with nine Bay Area-based architects from six different firms including William Duff Architects. From homes to offices, restaurants to college campuses, the pandemic is forcing architects… Read more

Written by Neil Ginty, Architect Creating an environment that is at once safe, healthy, productive, and relaxing will be a key driver in residential design for 2021. Spending the past year cooped up has given homeowners the opportunity to think about how their living environment could better fulfill their needs,… Read more