Written by Wendy Osaki   Over the culmination of a five-year effort, we created a working tool to empower our team to individually express their ideas within the framework of a cohesive design vision. Composed of multiple principles, this tool took shape in the form of a book called Design… Read more

Throughout May, one practice leader took over WDA’s Instagram account each week. They shared images of their process, talked about what inspires them and drives their practice, and what Design for a Modern World means to them. Read on to see what they had to say and be sure to… Read more

Written by Neil Ginty, Architect Earlier this month, AIA San Francisco’s panel event, The Equitable Practice: Reimagining the Power Table, sought to trace the path to the Architecture and Design power table from a range of perspectives with a focus on creating firm cultures that are conducive to DEI (diversity,… Read more

Written by Neil Ginty, Architect The global pandemic has shifted how we interact with our homes. Dreaming about your ideal home is a powerful way to explore the realities of what’s possible, and the first step in realizing your dream home is building your dream team. To speak to this,… Read more

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

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

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

Written by Neil Ginty, Architect One of the fundamental decrees of architecture is that the form must follow the function. But, on rare occasions, architecture can be just that and, unbound by its typical constraints, become a piece of art in-and-of itself. Our client’s intent for Big Ranch Road was… Read more

Written by Neil Ginty, Architect When placing a building into a landscape, the architecture is bound by a duty to exert its own presence but to do so in complement to the host environment. The rigor and order inherent in good design is afforded a sense of timelessness when thoughtfully… Read more

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