Written by Steven Lovell, AIA How are architects and designers creating new airport experiences? How is San Francisco International Airport (SFO) leading the way? What’s the future of airports in the age of a global pandemic? William Duff answered these questions and more in a panel discussion co-presented by AIA… Read more

Written by Neil Ginty, Architect Our design for the Golden Oak residence sought to establish a balanced relationship with the natural environment surrounding it. The design acknowledges the family’s varying needs with two complimentary wings, one for quiet retreat and another for gathering, while showcasing the stunning views of the… Read more

Written by Neil Ginty, Architect What goes into the design at San Francisco International Airport (SFO)? How do concessionaires best navigate for a successful project completion? We tackled these questions and more in a panel discussion for the American Institute of Architects San Francisco (AIASF) chapter’s Fresh Brew series this… Read more

Written by Steven Lovell, AIA Adaptive reuse changes the function and sometimes use of existing buildings while retaining the original form and character. As cities and neighborhoods evolve, older buildings can adapt to our modern lifestyles. We at WDA advocate for adaptive reuse projects, as they align with our passion… Read more

Written by Neil Ginty, Architect WDA founder, William Duff, began the first design conversations with our Butterfly House clients in their backyard. Sitting around their outdoor firepit and admiring their surroundings over a glass of wine, they discussed with William, their dreams for their new home. One of their biggest… Read more

Written by Neil Ginty, Architect The year 2020 will be remembered long into the future for us all spending way more time in our homes than we ever expected to. Thankfully 2020 will also be the year that California introduced sweeping legislation to make homes bigger, more versatile, and capable… Read more

Written by Steven Lovell, AIA As the food industry continues to get hit hard by COVID-19, many restaurants have had to pivot their business models seemingly overnight. Shifting focus from dine-in operations to pick-up and delivery may seem like a daunting task amid a crisis.  Restaurants and food companies, however,… Read more

Written by: Neil Ginty, Architect While commercial air travel hit significant turbulence in the past few months, there is one sector of the aviation industry anticipating a surge in traffic as States begin to reopen.  We know that commercial airlines will endure and, ultimately, start filling flights again someday. In… Read more

Article by Neil Ginty and Steven Lovell, WDA Creativity tends to thrive in times of crisis. It needs to. Right now, we are seeing accelerated innovation across society, not least in retail, where some of the changes may well become permanent. Online shopping has obviously emerged as a serious competitor, but… Read more

How does a growing firm collectively express its design vision? How can we empower our team to foster and individually express their own creativity within the framework of a cohesive vision? In answer to these questions, we created a working design tool to formulate design solutions to the problems posed… Read more

AD PRO by Architectural Digest asked Jim Westover, Principal and Residential Practice Leader at William Duff Architects, to weigh in on the seven requests clients are expected to make post COVID-19. This is a summary of an article by Danine Alati for AD PRO. Clearly defined spaces “How do you… Read more