How can architecture help grow and define a thriving business? Some examples can be found in our recent work for local, family-owned restaurants. Mom-and-Pop restaurants often develop a following by focusing on delivering delicious food with excellent customer service. So, when a local legacy business takes the next step—by re-envisioning… Read more

Make the most out of your design vision by assembling your creative team early on. Our current collaborator, Niche Interiors, recently featured WDA partner and residential practice manager Jim Westover’s expert opinion on the benefits of architects and interior designers working together from the conceptual design phase of a project…. Read more

What words would you use to describe this space in the first photo? Dark? Cold? Confined? Institutional? In contrast, how does the space feel in the following photos? Light? Warm? Comforting? Welcoming? All of the photos are of the same space—the San Francisco Human Services Agency’s (HSA) offices at 1440… Read more

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Neil Ginty, Job Captain here at WDA, wrote an informative piece for WorkDesign Magazine offering numerous design solutions for improved work environments that promote health and wellness. With the “average American currently spend[ing] about 8.4 hours on the job each day,” coming to a workplace designed to encourage physical and… Read more

For our inaugural SF Design Week event, we invited design lovers to join us for coffee and bagels, and promised to answer to all their burning questions about architecture. Our partner and principal Jim Westover talked about office culture, projects and opportunities. And job captains Parvathy Nair and Gustavo Bermudez… Read more

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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We’re surrounded by an amazing natural palette—the light and landscape of Northern California. The latest issue of Modern Luxury Silicon Valley explores ways we incorporated the surrounding site’s beauty into the architectural features of our Golden Oak project in Portola Valley. Read on to experience the harmony we designed—between communal,… Read more

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Another extraordinary San Francisco Renovation! Architecture can create a canvas for an interior designer to paint a masterpiece. Check out Melanie Coddington of Coddington Design’s sophisticated yet family-friendly “husband-friendly glam” look that completes WDA’s light-filled architectural design in the latest issue of California Home + Design.

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WDA appears in the recent Wall Street Journal article, “A California Barn That’s Both Home and Art Sculpture.” Read about how our design fits into the home’s significant art collection, and how opposing mirrors helped us create a “kaleidoscope effect” as we adapted the historic barn into a contemporary entertaining… Read more

We are proud to announce we won a Merit Award for Big Ranch Road at the 2018 AIASF Design Awards! Thanks to AIASF, our wonderful clients, amazing design team and consultants, and all of our friends and colleagues. We are so honored be recognized in this category. Check out the… 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