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Light-filled summer days always make us think of the Napa Valley, so we’re pleased that California Home + Design featured a new view of Big Ranch Road on the cover of its Summer 2019 issue. WDA Founder and Managing Principal William Duff considers this AIASF Design Award-winning project to be… Read more

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Our designs often strive to highlight the beauty and warmth of wood, so we’re delighted that Embark Magazine features the many ways we used this material to unify the Butterfly House. Cedar, Fir, Oak, Koto, Ipe—read on to see how we used this environmentally-sustainable material palette to render a comfortable… Read more

International Partnering Institute

We are proud to announce our team won International Partnering Institute Sapphire Partnered Project of the Year award for the CCSF Central Shops Replacement Facilities project. The awards program recognizes teams who use structured collaborative Partnering to achieve exceptional results through a culture of collaboration. Team credits: City Administrator/Central Shops,… Read more

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A home can be a retreat, a sanctuary, a tribute to our pasts—or all of these, and more. See how light and landscape combine to help our Butterfly House design take flight in the Home Tours + Californian Homes feature on dwell.com.

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We’re honored to be included among the winners of the 2019 International Design Award (IDA) for our work on Big Ranch Road. Started in 2007 by designers, thinkers, and entrepreneurs, IDA recognizes and celebrates smart and sustainable multidisciplinary design.

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Neil Ginty, Job Captain here at WDA, wrote an informative piece for WorkDesign Magazine offering numerous design solutions for improved work environments that promote health and wellness. With the “average American currently spend[ing] about 8.4 hours on the job each day,” coming to a workplace designed to encourage physical and… Read more

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Our Director of Operations, Phoebe Lam, was honored to be featured in conversation with Catherine Meng, architect at DLR Group | Kwan Henmi and host of the Design Voice Podcast. In this episode Phoebe talks about how she made the transition from project management into an operations role, and how… Read more

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Explore the energy of asymmetry in 2019! The current issue of Luxe Magazine features WDA’s design for a Menlo Park dream home featuring a dynamic butterfly roof whose wings fly at different heights to accentuate the energy in the floorplans below. Read on to see the effects we were able… Read more

Booq Publishing

WDA is delighted to announce the publication of Wood Architecture Today by David Andreu, which includes our Golden Oak Residence and Big Ranch Road designs. The book showcases a range of projects from across the globe that feature wood as an integral component. Our Founder and Managing Principal, William Duff,… Read more

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We’re surrounded by an amazing natural palette—the light and landscape of Northern California. The latest issue of Modern Luxury Silicon Valley explores ways we incorporated the surrounding site’s beauty into the architectural features of our Golden Oak project in Portola Valley. Read on to experience the harmony we designed—between communal,… Read more

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Another extraordinary San Francisco Renovation! Architecture can create a canvas for an interior designer to paint a masterpiece. Check out Melanie Coddington of Coddington Design’s sophisticated yet family-friendly “husband-friendly glam” look that completes WDA’s light-filled architectural design in the latest issue of California Home + Design.