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

Architectural Foundation of San Francisco (AFSF) board member Zach Waters interviewed William Duff, Founder and Managing Principal of William Duff Architects, about how to develop younger architects. AFSF’s mission is to educate emerging generations of San Franciscans towards an increased awareness of the impact architecture and design have on their… Read more

AD PRO by Architectural Digest asked Jim Westover, Principal and Residential Practice Leader at William Duff Architects, to weigh in on the rise in popularity of ADUs (accessory dwelling units). This is a summary of an article by Danine Alati for AD PRO. ‘More time at home this year translated… Read more

Inside the Dream Home The Toronto Star interviewed William Duff about his design vision for Butterfly House, bringing two cultures together under one uniquely designed roof, addressing intergenerational living and the pandemic. This is a summary of an article by Georgie Binks for The Toronto Star. ‘Living together, yet apart,… Read more

Witten by Steven Lovell, AIA “The current pandemic has changed the way of operating. It is a time that calls for quick thinking, rapid turn around and trying out new ideas. We created SPRINT to serve that need,” said Founder William Duff. Launched in September, SPRINT is a quick-turnaround program… Read more

Hospitality Snapshots featured three of our recently completed restaurant projects at SFO. Located at Harvey Milk Terminal 1, these projects include the only current US West Coast airport location for Illy; the first United States airport location for Goldilocks; and the first-ever airport location for Amy’s Drive-Thru. This is a… Read more

Written by Steven Lovell, AIA Retail is an ephemeral industry, always changing with the seasons. Adaptive reuse is the renovation and reuse of pre-existing buildings for new purposes, in line with contemporary design. Both rely on reinvention. When paired with retail, adaptive reuse buildings can elevate brands by physically connecting… Read more

The Wall Street Journal asked William Duff, Founder and Managing Principal at William Duff Architects, to weigh in on the evolution of the open floor plan, and how the pandemic has triggered demand for private spaces. This is a summary of an article by Sarah Karnasiewicz for The Wall Street… Read more

We are proud to be included in the publication of 150 New Best of the Best House Ideas by Macarena Abascal Valdenebro from Harper Collins Publishers. The book features a collection of single-family homes from all-over the world, including our Butterfly House project. Excerpt from the book: ‘In recent years… Read more

Written by Neil Ginty, Architect One of the fundamental decrees of architecture is that the form must follow the function. But, on rare occasions, architecture can be just that and, unbound by its typical constraints, become a piece of art in-and-of itself. Our client’s intent for Big Ranch Road was… Read more