We are proud to be included in General Contractors Magazine’s list of Best Restaurant Architects in San Mateo. While we are rooted in San Francisco, our reach extends throughout the Bay Area and beyond. Read more here.

    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

Restaurant Hospitality featured William Duff Architects’ latest restaurant project for Brick x Brick Hospitality Group, Kaiyo Rooftop, in their New Restaurant Concepts article, San Francisco’s Brick x Brick Hospitality expands Nikkei concept KAIYŌ. This is a summary of the article by Megan Moseley of Restaurant Hospitality. ‘KAIYŌ Rooftop is located on… 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

We’re pleased to announce the promotion of Garrett Wehan to Project Architect. In his new role, Garrett will lead construction observation activities, manage permitting and agency approvals processes, resolve design and technical detailing in consultation with senior staff, develop project work and mentor junior team members. Garrett says, “I am… 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

Eater San Francisco featured William Duff Architects’ latest restaurant project, Kaiyo Rooftop, in their article, A Rooftop Nikkei Oasis Touches Down in SoMa with Tropical Cocktails and Skyline Views. This is a summary of the article by Lauren Saria of Eater SF. ‘A bright new rooftop bar and restaurant from… Read more

We are proud to be included in General Contractors Magazine’s list of Best Commercial Architects in Los Gatos. While we are rooted in San Francisco, our reach extends throughout the Bay Area and beyond. Read more here.

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

ARCHITECT Magazine featured William Duff’s opinion on design approach, titled William S. Duff Jr.: Establish a People-Based Practice in Architecture. He shares examples on how to create a people-based firm and discusses the benefits in doing so. This is a summary of the article edited by Wanda Lau of ARCHITECT… 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