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

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.

We are proud to announce our re-certification as a San Francisco Green Business! Run by SF Environment, the program helps businesses implement sustainable and profitable environmental practices. Program members must re-apply every three years to ensure they remain compliant. To comply, we met strict environmental standards for waste reduction, water… Read more

Canstruction is a national charity that brings together the Architecture/Engineering/Construction community in the spirit of competition and giving back. This year we partnered with Jeff King & Company and Mosswood Engineering to raise money for the SF-Marin Food Bank as part of San Francisco Canstruction. Inspired by this year’s theme “AmeriCAN Grown,” we built a 7’ tall space shuttle to… Read more

Our clients, internationally-renowned art collectors and philanthropists, asked us to relocate and transform an empty barn that sat adjacent to their Napa Valley vacation home. They were drawn to the structure’s form and history, but wanted to use it as an entertaining space and gym. The client’s vast art collection… Read more

Recently, our very own Michelle Liu was a guest speaker in the professional practice class at The Academy of Art University. This class was taught by Paul Adamson, Michelle’s colleague at her former firm, Hornberger + Worstell, Inc. For her presentation, Michelle discussed a book that she crafted during her IDP… Read more

As part of our Back to School theme, we sat down with WDA intern Marivie Koch, who has been learning on the job since she started work with us this June, and will literally go back to school in 2016. Marivie has creativity in her genes—her parents met in art… Read more

This summer, WDA’s Michelle Liu joined a group of architects and designers on a week-long trip to Spain. The tour was hosted by Porcelanosa, a family-owned Spanish company that, in the forty years since its founding in 1973, has grown into an international brand that designs, manufactures, and distributes 8… Read more