Mead Quinn, founder of Mead Quinn Design sat down with William Duff and Jim Westover to talk about designing with a sense of purpose, the importance of firm culture for a design practice and more for her design blog Haven. This is a summary of the interview by Mead Quin… Read more

Metal Architecture featured William Duff in the article Designing with Metal Plates. More than a utilitarian material, William shares the design and structural benefits of using metal plates, and cautions. This is a summary of the article edited by Mark Robins of Metal Architecture. ‘”Because solid metal plates are durable… Read more

AECbytes, a technology publication for the building industry, shares William Duff Architects’ perspective on AEC technology in their firm profiles. The article discusses WDA’s current tools, wish list for the future, technology challenges and more. This is a summary of the article written by Wendy Osaki of WDA and edited… Read more

Written by Wendy Osaki   We are proud to announce we placed on the San Francisco Business Times’ 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies list for the second year in a row. Companies who made the list were ranked by percentage growth in revenue from 2018 to 2020. The SFBT article’s… Read more

Written by Wendy Osaki   The Northern California wine country is a very special place, perfect for indoor/outdoor living. As architects, how do we appreciate its beauty but tread lightly on the land? How do we take cues from the region’s historic agrarian forms but push the envelope when creating… Read more

Organized by our strategic initiative group, DEI+I (Diversity Equity Inclusion + Impact) In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, members of our firm with Hispanic/LatinX heritage volunteered to share their stories. They touched on everything from their favorite Hispanic/LatinX architects to how their heritage influences their work.     WDA: What… Read more

Mansion Global recently spoke with William Duff Architects residential project manager and music aficionado Dustin Foster about creative ways to display a vinyl record collection. This is a summary of the article by Jennifer Tzeses. ‘Maybe you’ve been amassing a pile of vinyl since “Thriller” was released, or perhaps you’re… Read more

Spaces Magazine recently featured our latest residential project, a private home gym on the Peninsula for a tech entrepreneur and triathlete. This is a summary of the article by Laura Hine. ‘Jim Westover, a partner and principal at the San Francisco-based firm William Duff Architects, recently finished a home gym… Read more

As a featured Architect Profile in ACE Update William Duff made the cover of their June issue. In conversation with Vikas Bhadra, William touched on everything from inspiration to challenges, and execution. This is a summary of an interview by Vikas Bhadra of ACE Update – an international trade magazine… Read more

Organized by our strategic initiative group, DEI+I (Diversity Equity Inclusion + Impact) In support of raising AAPI awareness, members of our firm with Asian heritage volunteered to share their stories for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. They touched on everything from feeling like an outsider to learning from… Read more

We are proud to join Gold Collective, an invitation-only network of San Francisco Bay Area-based entrepreneurs who believe in the power of community. This is a summary of an interview with William Duff, WDA Founder & Managing Principal, and Jim Westover, WDA Residential Practice Leader by Robyn Wise. ‘Rejecting trend… Read more

Kristin Riccio Interior Design asked Jim Westover, Principal and Residential Practice Leader at William Duff Architects, to weigh in on designing the perfect home gym. This is a summary of an article by Kristin Riccio. ‘Since this past year’s pandemic lockdowns forced gym and wellness studios to close their doors,… Read more