Written by Neil Ginty, Architect and Sarah Mergy The City of South San Francisco identified a need for an underserved community and found a solution within a vacant bank building and an architect who shared the vision. Where it all began: The Economic Advancement Center (EAC) was born out of… Read more

Written by Neil Ginty, Architect One of the truisms in design is that creativity loves constraints and a challenge. What happens, then, on an open landscape when those constraints are much less obvious?     A rural, untouched site presents the blankest of canvases on which an architect, together with… Read more

    It’s World Book Day and we’re looking at one of our firm favorites, Design Vision – which in fairness, is much more of a tool, in book form. The concept for Design Vision, as a book, was conceived in 2015 with a simple idea. “I wanted to empower… Read more

Written by Neil Ginty, Architect As any camping enthusiast lured by the great outdoors knows, there is a duty to leave no trace. That is challenging with a permanent structure but the principle of harmony with nature and touching the ground lightly is an apt prompt towards the type of… Read more

Written by Neil Ginty, Architect   Creating a safe retreat in the face of the daunting realities of rural California is not only possible but presents an opportunity for a family to thrive on a well-thought-out homestead. Water remains the key that unlocks the potential for establishing a home within… Read more

Written by Jonathan Tsurui, Architect   “What would the hashtag be for this project?” Not one for social media-speak, I was initially taken aback by the question. The colleague who asked me had been to Local Kitchens’ Palo Alto location—the largest one to-date, and the fifth location in the San… Read more

Written by Neil Ginty, Architect   The lure of the land brings with it certain questions of function, practicality, and design which can be overwhelming. Even in a wild landscape, design is a process of foundations and framework that culminates in customized solutions. The team at WDA is producing a… Read more

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