WDA is pleased to announce that Jim Westover has accepted an adjunct faculty position in the Department of Art + Architecture at the University of San Francisco (USF) for fall 2020. Jim will co-teach the Materials and Methods course, where second year students will learn fundamental concepts and apply their… Read more

WDA is pleased to announce William Duff has joined the board of The San Francisco School as chair of the Site Committee and a member of the Executive Committee. Founded in 1966, the school is an independent, coeducational day school with a multicultural enrollment of K thru 8th grade students…. Read more

Written by Neil Ginty, Architect When placing a building into a landscape, the architecture is bound by a duty to exert its own presence but to do so in complement to the host environment. The rigor and order inherent in good design is afforded a sense of timelessness when thoughtfully… Read more

Minimal Select, an Australian-based digital publication that curates “clean, simple, high-quality design” showcased Butterfly House. This relaxing oasis for an intercontinental couple with busy careers in technology and their two young children blurs indoors and outdoors. Located in a neighborhood of similarly-scaled homes, near Silicon Valley’s intellectual and financial hub,… Read more

Written by Steven Lovell, AIA How are architects and designers creating new airport experiences? How is San Francisco International Airport (SFO) leading the way? What’s the future of airports in the age of a global pandemic? William Duff answered these questions and more in a panel discussion co-presented by AIA… Read more

Written by Neil Ginty, Architect Our design for the Golden Oak residence sought to establish a balanced relationship with the natural environment surrounding it. The design acknowledges the family’s varying needs with two complimentary wings, one for quiet retreat and another for gathering, while showcasing the stunning views of the… Read more

Written by Neil Ginty, Architect What goes into the design at San Francisco International Airport (SFO)? How do concessionaires best navigate for a successful project completion? We tackled these questions and more in a panel discussion for the American Institute of Architects San Francisco (AIASF) chapter’s Fresh Brew series this… Read more

Written by Steven Lovell, AIA Adaptive reuse changes the function and sometimes use of existing buildings while retaining the original form and character. As cities and neighborhoods evolve, older buildings can adapt to our modern lifestyles. We at WDA advocate for adaptive reuse projects, as they align with our passion… Read more

Written by Neil Ginty, Architect WDA founder, William Duff, began the first design conversations with our Butterfly House clients in their backyard. Sitting around their outdoor firepit and admiring their surroundings over a glass of wine, they discussed with William, their dreams for their new home. One of their biggest… Read more

Written by Neil Ginty, Architect The year 2020 will be remembered long into the future for us all spending way more time in our homes than we ever expected to. Thankfully 2020 will also be the year that California introduced sweeping legislation to make homes bigger, more versatile, and capable… Read more

Written by Steven Lovell, AIA As the food industry continues to get hit hard by COVID-19, many restaurants have had to pivot their business models seemingly overnight. Shifting focus from dine-in operations to pick-up and delivery may seem like a daunting task amid a crisis.  Restaurants and food companies, however,… Read more