Elizabeth presents at 2018 Housing Matters! Conference

Elizabeth recently gave a presentation at the 2018 Housing Matters! Conference in Bloomington, IL, with Dena Bell of IFF.  Titled “Models for Affordable Housing Scattered Site Developments: Two Case Studies and Perspectives,” their presentation provided both a developer’s and an architect’s perspective on design, regulatory review, and construction processes, and focused on two scattered site…

Groundbreaking ceremony for Clark-Estes Apartments

Todd, Jane, Alexis, Albert, and Jacquie represented WJW in a groundbreaking ceremony for Clark-Estes Apartments on October 12th, 2018. Distinguished guests at the event included Alderman Joe Moore of Chicago’s 49th Ward, members of the Chicago Housing Authority, and the Chicago Department of Planning & Development. Clark-Estes Apartments is located on an ideal site for a moderately-scaled, mixed-use, transit-oriented development.…

WJW visits the Omni Ecosystems Green Roof

Hosted by WJW alum Will Prescott, members of the WJW staff recently visited the downtown Chicago headquarters of Omni Ecosystems for a tour of their green roof and to learn more about the organization’s sustainable products for buildings.   Founded in 2009, Omni Ecosystems is a manufacturer of living infrastructures that seeks to bring nature to the…

WJW participates in ZeroLandfill 2018 Fall Event

Earlier this week, WJW was able to donate old samples and supplies in an environmentally-friendly way by participating in the material drive for ZeroLandfill’s 2018 Fall Event. ZeroLandfill Chicago is a volunteer-run organization that diverts material samples from the landfill and supports the supply needs of local educators and community artisans. Each spring and fall,…

WJW visits the Rural Studio!

In keeping with one of WJW’s core values of life-long learning, a group of WJW staff made a southern excursion earlier this year to Auburn University’s Rural Studio in Newbern, Alabama.    With one of the largest amounts of Rural Studio alumni in one firm, it was only a matter of time before WJW made…

Silver Birch of Kokomo is NGBS Certified!

Silver Birch of Kokomo in Kokomo, Indiana, recently achieved the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Bronze Certification! This project is a four-story residential care facility featuring 119 apartment units of affordable housing for seniors, and is focused on providing a healthy living community that supports wellness for all residents. For a home or building to…