As we shelter-in-place, it’s a great time to brush up on leadership skills and work on staying connected with your team. Panelists from our event at AIASF, Building a People-Based Practice: Lessons from the Construction Industry, recommended several books for achieving just that! A Whole New Mind, Daniel Pink Built… Read more

Article by: Neil Ginty, WDA The San Francisco Business Times’ Best Places to Work list did not feature any architecture firms in 2019. It did, however, feature several general contractors. To help architects appreciate what’s involved in building a People-Based Practice, we hosted a panel discussion at AIASF with three… Read more

What do a bird house and purple ice have in common? Not to be confused with robots, these are chairs in disguise! As participants in Chairity 2019, we used our design skills to give back to our community. In this annual event hosted by Two, designers take a used chair… Read more

Inspired by the iconic Painted Ladies of Alamo Square we hand-built three Victorian’s at a fraction of the cost for our holiday video. Our sugar-coated interpretations feature unique façades, twinkly lights and plenty of holiday cheer! Click to view video Stop motion by Glorimar Irizarry Delgado and Brenna Daugherty Music… Read more

As architects, our tools often feel like an extension of ourselves. Here we show a playful take on what we do and how through a cast of otherwise inanimate objects. Check out the video to see what makes us tick, beyond coffee and darts! Click to view video Stop motion… Read more

As we turned the calendar forward to 2019, we asked WDA Founder and Managing Principal William Duff for his reflections on WDA’s 20th Anniversary in 2018: Duff still remembers the nervous excitement he felt when he opened his own firm in 1998. His first “office” was a room in his… Read more

2018 was a big year for WDA – we celebrated our 20th anniversary! We created a festive, illustrated stop motion video to commemorate this exciting milestone. Happy New Year and cheers to another great year! Click to view video Illustration by Brenna Daugherty Stop motion by Glorimar Irizarry Delgado and… Read more

We opened our doors this summer for a Tacos + Tequila themed happy hour. Darts, hoops and tech-themed demos were also on the menu. Check out the video for a glimpse of the festivities. We hope to see you at a future event! Click to view video Video and music… Read more

We’re pleased to announce the promotion of Phoebe Lam to WDA shareholder. In her new role, Phoebe will help ensure a warm, friendly environment for both clients and staff, and implement best practices in internal staffing. “Phoebe is such a valuable addition to our team. She is both highly creative… Read more

We’re pleased to announce the promotion of David K. Plotkin to Associate Principal. In his new role, David will focus on business development and help develop the firm’s big picture action plans. “David is more than qualified to take on this new role,” said Founder and Managing Principal William Duff…. Read more

We’re pleased to announce the promotion of Dillon Parker to Associate and Senior Project Architect. In his new roles, Dillon will contribute by enhancing office culture and further developing the Project Architect role and responsibilities. “Dillon’s impressive level of technical knowledge is equally matched by his good-natured attitude. He stays… Read more

We’re pleased to announce the promotion of Wendy Osaki to Associate. In her new role, Wendy will help WDA grow by contributing to firm strategy and continuing to apply and expand her skill set in Marketing and Operations. “As a member of the Marketing and Operations teams, Wendy offers a… Read more