From fine artists to culinary geniuses to technology gurus, Northern California is home to creative and inventive individuals. Defined by its vibrant landscape, colorful architecture and rich history, the region is a cultural haven in which the design industry thrives. Read on for a glimpse into the local aesthetic from… Read more
By Zahid Sardar — Architect William Duff’s latest commission turns a modest structure into a glowing sculpture for art collectors Cindy and Howard Rachofsky.
By Anh-Minh Le – You can’t judge a house by its shingled exterior. At least not the 1920 Pacific Heights dwelling that belongs to San Francisco interior designer Kendall Wilkinson’s clients: a hospitality/tech industry executive and his family, which includes two young sons. Just beyond the red front door is… Read more
William Duff Architects is passionate about serving clients through the creation of innovative, sustainable architecture delivered through exceptional project management. Founded in 1998, WDA has built a national, award-winning reputation for excellence in residential, retail, restaurant, and commercial projects. A firm of professional designers, they approach their work with intellectual… Read more
By Patricia Sheehan, Editor-in-Chief – Welcome to VMSD’s third annual celebration of up-and-coming designers (35 years or younger) in the retail realm. Since 2012’s inauguration of the award program, we’ve realized steadily increasing participation from retailers and design firms that recognize the value of showcasing the industry’s best and brightest talent.
William Duff Architects Use the Fibonnaci Sequence to Create Beautiful, Efficient Wheeler Home San Francisco-based William Duff Architects is known for integrating sustainability into high design – and their Wheeler Residence in Menlo Park exemplifies this practice. This 4,845-square-foot four-bedroom single family home is a modern masterpiece. The Wheeler Residence… Read more
Alum Invests in Speaker Series That extra little bit of insight into the industry and how it works is of great value to CM’s students, and guest speakers are an excellent avenue for bringing industry into the classroom. In 2013, William Duff (M.S., ’94) committed funding to the CM program to host industry speakers… Read more
William Duff architects created this Menlo Park home with their signature blend of modern and sustainable design.
Kitchen: Natural Instincts By Megan Drueding – William S. Duff Jr. , AIA, and his clients approached ecofriendliness in a holistic way at the Wheeler Residence in Menlo Park, Calif. They wanted the entire house, including the kitchen, to reflect a subtle yet strong environmental commitment — one that happily co-existed with… Read more
Natural Instincts By Megan Drueding – William S. Duff Jr. , AIA, and his clients approached ecofriendliness in a holistic way at the Wheeler Residence in Menlo Park, Calif. They wanted the entire house, including the kitchen, to reflect a subtle yet strong environmental commitment — one that happily co-existed with the… Read more
Wheeler Residence Menlo Park, California, USA William Duff Architects Photography: Lucas Fladzinski and Jim Thompson This 4,850-square-foot house seamlessly integrates sustainable building with modern design. It has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a 498-square-foot cabana with a guest room and a bathroom as well as a pool. The design is… Read more