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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

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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.

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This year’s AIASF Small Firms, Great Projects features our founder William Duff’s insight into the architectural profession. Read on to view our own extended William Duff interview covering his thoughts on architecture, technology, and even the lessons he learned as an Eagle Scout. What lessons did you learn as an… Read more

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WDA appears in the recent Wall Street Journal article, “A California Barn That’s Both Home and Art Sculpture.” Read about how our design fits into the home’s significant art collection, and how opposing mirrors helped us create a “kaleidoscope effect” as we adapted the historic barn into a contemporary entertaining… Read more

We are proud to announce we won a Merit Award for Big Ranch Road at the 2018 AIASF Design Awards! Thanks to AIASF, our wonderful clients, amazing design team and consultants, and all of our friends and colleagues. We are so honored be recognized in this category. Check out the… Read more

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California Home + Design features our collaboration with interior designer, Denise Maloney, to transform the lower level of a Ashbury Heights home into a welcoming family area. Story by Abigail Stone, and Photography by David Duncan Livingston.