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

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