Todd presents at 2019 Illinois Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing

Representing WJW as a featured panelist, Todd presented in the Adaptive Reuse for Revitalization session at this year’s Illinois Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing. Moderated by Alan Quick of IHDA, the panel focused on how adaptive reuse developments can be repurposed for housing to revitalize communities. Many communities are burdened with dilapidated or underutilized existing…

Detroit 2018

← Back to Learning Location: Detroit, Michigan Description: With a number of parallels between revitalization efforts in various neighborhoods in Chicago and beyond in our work, WJW traveled to Detroit, an iconic 20th century American city which, after losing its industry is now bouncing back with new forms of urban redevelopment. With limitless areas to explore, we…

WJW hosts Spring Break intern Isaac Li

WJW recently hosted Isaac Li from the University of Michigan for a spring break internship. Over the course of the week, Isaac was able to implement ideas discussed during WJW’s recent IHDA submission process with a combination of ArchiCAD plan revisions, furniture layouts, and sketching for site plans and elevations. His week also included excursions…

WJW receives ARCO/Murray Designer of the Year award

WJW was recently recognized by ARCO/Murray as a 2018 Designer of the Year! Todd, Liezel, Jacquie and Connor attended the reception on behalf of WJW for this annual award, which acknowledges the top building contractors, interior contractors, vendors, and designers with whom ARCO/Murray has worked over the course of the year. WJW is proud of…

Montclare Senior Residences of Lawndale achieves LEED Silver rating!

Montclare Senior Residences of Lawndale has achieved a Silver rating for LEED! LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building rating system in the world, and provides a framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement. Key…

Silver Birch of Kokomo

Description: Silver Birch of Kokomo is a four-story Residential Care Facility for seniors, with 119 individual studio and one-bedroom units. The project is located in central Kokomo with Wildcat Creek to the north and the Industrial Heritage Trail on the east. The site design aims to take advantage both of the views and connectivity to these amenities, as well as downtown just…

New Star Apartments

Description: New Star Apartments provides six affordable one-bedroom apartments in Flossmoor, IL. These apartments provide permanent supportive housing for adults with developmental disabilities that is well-integrated into the surrounding neighborhood. The apartments provide an opportunity for people with disabilities who do not require 24-hour care to live independently with some supportive services. The building is…