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

We are proud to be included in San Francisco Architects list of Best Retail Architects in San Francisco. As noted by editor and founder Jack Cookson, “After researching every builder in the area, we selected William Duff Architects as one of the best firms. We were particularly impressed by the… Read more

Teresa Herrero, former editor-in-chief of Elle Décor Spain, featured our Butterfly House project on her digital lifestyle and design magazine Teresa Herrero Living. Read more here.

We are proud to announce our Butterfly House project has been selected as an award winner by the International Design Awards jury. Thank you to IDA, our wonderful clients and amazing design team for helping us make this happen. We are honored!

Written by Neil Ginty, Architect Budding entrepreneurs and small business owners will find life easier to get their businesses up-and-running in San Francisco starting January 25th as the City rolls out a streamlined permit review process under Proposition H. The initiative reduces what was a tedious and often expensive exercise… Read more

Written by Neil Ginty, Architect Most construction industry professionals enter any project with the best of intentions and a drive to achieve successful resolutions. How do we maintain that early positivity in navigating the intricacies of a large construction project? The City of San Francisco’s Partnering process is one means… Read more

Architectural Foundation of San Francisco (AFSF) board member Zach Waters interviewed William Duff, Founder and Managing Principal of William Duff Architects, about how to develop younger architects. AFSF’s mission is to educate emerging generations of San Franciscans towards an increased awareness of the impact architecture and design have on their… Read more

AD PRO by Architectural Digest asked Jim Westover, Principal and Residential Practice Leader at William Duff Architects, to weigh in on the rise in popularity of ADUs (accessory dwelling units). This is a summary of an article by Danine Alati for AD PRO. ‘More time at home this year translated… Read more

Inside the Dream Home The Toronto Star interviewed William Duff about his design vision for Butterfly House, bringing two cultures together under one uniquely designed roof, addressing intergenerational living and the pandemic. This is a summary of an article by Georgie Binks for The Toronto Star. ‘Living together, yet apart,… Read more

Witten by Steven Lovell, AIA “The current pandemic has changed the way of operating. It is a time that calls for quick thinking, rapid turn around and trying out new ideas. We created SPRINT to serve that need,” said Founder William Duff. Launched in September, SPRINT is a quick-turnaround program… Read more

Hospitality Snapshots featured three of our recently completed restaurant projects at SFO. Located at Harvey Milk Terminal 1, these projects include the only current US West Coast airport location for Illy; the first United States airport location for Goldilocks; and the first-ever airport location for Amy’s Drive-Thru. This is a… Read more

Written by Steven Lovell, AIA Retail is an ephemeral industry, always changing with the seasons. Adaptive reuse is the renovation and reuse of pre-existing buildings for new purposes, in line with contemporary design. Both rely on reinvention. When paired with retail, adaptive reuse buildings can elevate brands by physically connecting… Read more