CORE VALUE #1
We believe sharing ideas in a respectful, collaborative environment is essential to success.
CORE VALUE #2
We overcome challenges through unique and innovative solutions.
CORE VALUE #3
We conduct our work with openness, honesty and integrity.
CORE VALUE #4
We strive for excellence in all facets of our work.
CORE VALUE #5
We promote the continuous improvement of our firm, projects, processes and people.
WDA actively cultivates a positive, professional, team-oriented work environment. Outside of projects, we collaborate on tasks ranging from design competitions to strategic planning, to general office initiatives such as earning our San Francisco Green Business certification. Regular vendor presentations, discussion forums and building tours provide opportunities to build our collective knowledge base, share best practices and develop our studio’s vision.
Giving time to our communities and participating in charitable events are hard-wired into the firm’s most fundamental values. In recent years we have donated design time and resources to benefit organizations including di Rosa, Young Audiences Northern California, LEAP, Imagine Bus, PAWS and Children of Shelters.
Outside the office our staff embarks on periodic non-work excursions to build community through group experience. Typical examples include monthly happy hours, museum outings, SF Giants games and local theater, taking advantage of the cultural richness and beauty available to us in our great city.