Metal Construction News featured William Duff in their article Construction and COVID-19: Adaptation, Action and Aftermath. One of three architects included, William touched on everything from facing challenges to pivoting and lessons learned. This is a summary of an interview by Mark Robins of Metal Construction News. ‘While the COVID-19… Read more

Written by Wendy Osaki   Over the culmination of a five-year effort, we created a working tool to empower our team to individually express their ideas within the framework of a cohesive design vision. Composed of multiple principles, this tool took shape in the form of a book called Design… 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

Throughout May, one practice leader took over WDA’s Instagram account each week. They shared images of their process, talked about what inspires them and drives their practice, and what Design for a Modern World means to them. Read on to see what they had to say and be sure to… 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

We’re pleased to announce the promotion of Brenna Daugherty to Marketing & Business Development Coordinator. In her new role, Brenna will assist in business development by researching opportunities, coordinating consultants and preparing deliverables. On the marketing side, she will continue to manage multiple social media platforms, design and update both… Read more

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