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

Article by Neil Ginty, WDA While these lockdowns have made many of us realize that working from home is feasible, being stuck in the house so long has probably solidified for homeowners where their homes are falling short. Even when the coronavirus restrictions are lifted many are expecting remote working… Read more

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.