We’re pleased to announce the promotion of Phoebe Lam to WDA shareholder. In her new role, Phoebe will help ensure a warm, friendly environment for both clients and staff, and implement best practices in internal staffing. “Phoebe is such a valuable addition to our team. She is both highly creative… Read more

We’re pleased to announce the promotion of David K. Plotkin to Associate Principal. In his new role, David will focus on business development and help develop the firm’s big picture action plans. “David is more than qualified to take on this new role,” said Founder and Managing Principal William Duff…. Read more

We’re pleased to announce the promotion of Dillon Parker to Associate and Senior Project Architect. In his new roles, Dillon will contribute by enhancing office culture and further developing the Project Architect role and responsibilities. “Dillon’s impressive level of technical knowledge is equally matched by his good-natured attitude. He stays… Read more

We’re pleased to announce the promotion of Wendy Osaki to Associate. In her new role, Wendy will help WDA grow by contributing to firm strategy and continuing to apply and expand her skill set in Marketing and Operations. “As a member of the Marketing and Operations teams, Wendy offers a… Read more

Our talented teammate, Glorimar Irizarry Delgado, put together this colorful glimpse of her visit to the 2017 Chicago Architectural Biennial “Make New History” this year at the Chicago Cultural Center. A former film studies student, she combined both of her passions – architecture and film – in the making of… Read more

As a smaller architecture firm, it can seem like a big leap to use 360° views and virtual reality (VR) to help clients visualize an idea. It requires research, trial and error, and upfront expense to successfully integrate these tools. However, we think the benefits are more than worth it…. Read more

We’re pleased to congratulate Phoebe Lam on completing her ARE exams and earning her California Architecture License. Phoebe is excited to reach this milestone, and has a few suggestions for designers studying for ARE exams: “Complete your exams within a timeframe of 16 months – just power through. Do it… Read more

In our continuous quest for a happy, effective workplace, our team took the Everything DiSC Workplace assessment this summer. Results from the DiSC survey are designed to help people understand themselves and how to work with others better. And we scored a big fat “C!” As mediocre as this may… Read more

We’re pleased to congratulate Sheldon Eaton on earning his California Architect License and LEED certificate. Just four years out of school, Sheldon reached both of these career milestones very quickly, and has a few suggestions for designers who are studying for their exams: WDA: How long did it take for… Read more

We’re pleased to announce the promotion of Gustavo Bermudez to Job Captain. In his new role, Gustavo’s growing skill set will continue to benefit our dynamic Residential Practice. “In the short amount of time Gustavo has been with WDA, his design and leadership skills have really stood out. He always… Read more

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California Home + Design features our collaboration with interior designer, Denise Maloney, to transform the lower level of a Ashbury Heights home into a welcoming family area. Story by Abigail Stone, and Photography by David Duncan Livingston.

Congratulations to the students who participated in MenloHacks II this spring! A hackathon run by the students at Menlo School, MenloHacks gives aspiring high school programmers the opportunity to learn from each other and industry mentors. Students come from schools all around the Bay Area, and some traveled from as… Read more