Written by Wendy Osaki Too often budget wins over sustainability. For Earth Day, we took a deep dive into WDA’s new San Francisco office to show it’s possible to choose both. From maximizing resources to electrification and even location, sustainability can be affordable and scaled to meet any budget… 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
We are proud to be included in the publication of At Home in the Wine Country by Heather Sandy Hebert and Chase Reynolds Ewald from Gibbs Smith Publishers. The book features 17 California wine country residences plus 5 unique auxiliary structures, including our Big Ranch Road project. Excerpt from Amazon:… 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
How the Coronavirus is Redefining Architecture To understand how COVID-19 is changing modern-day design, Senior Investigative Reporter Bigad Shaban from NBC Bay Area spoke with nine Bay Area-based architects from six different firms including William Duff Architects. From homes to offices, restaurants to college campuses, the pandemic is forcing architects… 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
We are proud to be included in San Francisco Architects list of Best Retail Architects in San Francisco. As noted by editor and founder Jack Cookson, “After researching every builder in the area, we selected William Duff Architects as one of the best firms. We were particularly impressed by the… Read more
Teresa Herrero, former editor-in-chief of Elle Décor Spain, featured our Butterfly House project on her digital lifestyle and design magazine Teresa Herrero Living. Read more here.
We are proud to announce our Butterfly House project has been selected as an award winner by the International Design Awards jury. Thank you to IDA, our wonderful clients and amazing design team for helping us make this happen. We are honored!
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