Written by Wendy Osaki We are proud to announce we placed #47 on the San Francisco Business Times’ 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies list. Companies who made the list were ranked by percentage growth in revenue from 2017 to 2019. The 2020 Fast 100 class honorees are based in 25… Read more

Written by Steve Lovell, AIA   A key step in introducing young minds to the idea of exploring a design career is providing them with real-world experience and exposure to the profession—something not every student has access to. To address this, volunteers from our Architects for Action team, set up… Read more

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