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

Our talented teammate, Glorimar Irizarry Delgado, put together this colorful glimpse of her visit to the 2017 Chicago Architectural Biennial “Make New History” this year at the Chicago Cultural Center. A former film studies student, she combined both of her passions – architecture and film – in the making of… Read more

As a smaller architecture firm, it can seem like a big leap to use 360° views and virtual reality (VR) to help clients visualize an idea. It requires research, trial and error, and upfront expense to successfully integrate these tools. However, we think the benefits are more than worth it…. Read more

We’re pleased to congratulate Phoebe Lam on completing her ARE exams and earning her California Architecture License. Phoebe is excited to reach this milestone, and has a few suggestions for designers studying for ARE exams: “Complete your exams within a timeframe of 16 months – just power through. Do it… Read more

In our continuous quest for a happy, effective workplace, our team took the Everything DiSC Workplace assessment this summer. Results from the DiSC survey are designed to help people understand themselves and how to work with others better. And we scored a big fat “C!” As mediocre as this may… Read more