Congratulations to our Residential practice leader, Jim Westover, on 10 years at WDA! As a Partner and Principal, Jim provides direct oversight of all of WDA’s residential and winery projects, preparing a strategy to achieve each of our client’s unique goals.
In addition to his accomplishments at WDA, Jim spent 7 years as the pro bono Project Architect for the Lincoln Park Steps renovation and is currently an adjunct faculty member of the University of San Francisco department of Art + Architecture.
Of his decade at WDA, Jim said: “Time really does fly when you are having fun. Of course, it helps to be working with smart, creative, collaborative, and kind people. A big thank you to Duffer for giving me this opportunity ten years ago and to everyone at WDA for making this such a great place to work!" ... See MoreSee Less
Jim, Congratulations! For some reason I am considering shaving the last of my remaining hair and you have given me the courage to so. Looking my friend! How do I miss WDA? Let me count the ways. Here is to long lasting and meaningful work for many years to come.
Wow - 10 years!! How did that happen? Congratulations.
Holiday Wishes and Giving Back
In lieu of sending holiday gifts this year, we made a donation to Hamilton Families—San Francisco’s leading service provider to families experiencing homelessness. We at WDA all feel very fortunate to have a home to work from this year, and passionately support this essential need for others. Learn more about Hamilton Families:
We also asked our team to share their wishes for 2021. Whether we're traveling, cooking or creating, all of us wish for more "in-person" time with family and friends. We hope the same for you, and wish you a safe and happy holidays! ... See MoreSee Less
It's official: we've moved! Find us at our new address, 1275 Folsom Street and be sure to follow us on Instagram for more peeks at the space as we put on the finishing touches: #WDArch_1275Folsom #WDArch_AdaptiveReuse #adaptivereuse #commercialarchitecture ... See MoreSee Less
More doorways we love: The sliding barn door at our project, Big Ranch Road, reveals a mirror reflecting the surrounding vineyard and the entrant, welcoming the outdoors and guests in even before entering. #WDArch_Home #WDArch_DesignVision #napavalley #barnrenovation
Because our homes have taken on more importance than ever this year, especially during the holidays, we’re looking at a few of our favorite residential doorways. Natural wood siding paired with lush landscaping frame the doorway of our Golden Oak project. #WDArch_Home
Explore three of our adaptive reuse retail projects that all celebrate and recognize their sites and respond to local design conditions, yet effectively showcase high-end retail brands: https://wdarch.com/2020/11/adaptive-reuse-and-retail-a-complementary-match/ #WDArch_DesignVision #WDArch_AdaptiveReuse
As Design Architect, we worked with Chef & The Butcher to create a multifunctional space, designed to serve as a meat-focused restaurant, marketplace, and butcher shop. To experience more of this cozy, modern project, click here: https://wdarch.com/project/chef-and-the-butcher/ #WDArch_DesignVision
Perched on an idyllic 5-acre Napa County hillside, our design for this single-family residence takes advantage of topography to capture sweeping views of the surrounding landscape. Read our latest article on the design process: https://wdarch.com/2020/10/old-coach-road-shaped-by-its-surroundings/ #WDArch_Home
Take a look behind the design of Golden Oak, a single-family residence that makes the most of the natural beauty surrounding it https://wdarch.com/2020/09/balance-in-nature/ #WDArch_DesignVision #WDArch_Home #residentialarchitecture #indooroutdoorliving