It’s World Book Day and we’re looking at one of our firm favorites, Design Vision – which in fairness, is much more of a tool, in book form. The concept for Design Vision, as a book, was conceived in 2015 with a simple idea. “I wanted to empower… Read more

Written by Wendy Osaki   The Northern California wine country is a very special place, perfect for indoor/outdoor living. As architects, how do we appreciate its beauty but tread lightly on the land? How do we take cues from the region’s historic agrarian forms but push the envelope when creating… Read more

Spaces Magazine recently featured our latest residential project, a private home gym on the Peninsula for a tech entrepreneur and triathlete. This is a summary of the article by Laura Hine. ‘Jim Westover, a partner and principal at the San Francisco-based firm William Duff Architects, recently finished a home gym… Read more

We are proud to be included in the publication of At Home in the Wine Country by Heather Sandy Hebert and Chase Reynolds Ewald from Gibbs Smith Publishers. The book features 17 California wine country residences plus 5 unique auxiliary structures, including our Big Ranch Road project. Excerpt from Amazon:… Read more

Teresa Herrero, former editor-in-chief of Elle Décor Spain, featured our Butterfly House project on her digital lifestyle and design magazine Teresa Herrero Living. Read more here.

AD PRO by Architectural Digest asked Jim Westover, Principal and Residential Practice Leader at William Duff Architects, to weigh in on the rise in popularity of ADUs (accessory dwelling units). This is a summary of an article by Danine Alati for AD PRO. ‘More time at home this year translated… Read more

Inside the Dream Home The Toronto Star interviewed William Duff about his design vision for Butterfly House, bringing two cultures together under one uniquely designed roof, addressing intergenerational living and the pandemic. This is a summary of an article by Georgie Binks for The Toronto Star. ‘Living together, yet apart,… Read more

We are proud to be included in the publication of 150 New Best of the Best House Ideas by Macarena Abascal Valdenebro from Harper Collins Publishers. The book features a collection of single-family homes from all-over the world, including our Butterfly House project. Excerpt from the book: ‘In recent years… 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

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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