WJW visits Clark-Estes Apartments

WJW staff recently visited Clark-Estes Apartments to view the project site while construction is underway. After meeting at general contractor Walsh Construction’s office to gear up in hardhats, vests, and safety glasses, the WJW team set out to the site at 7070 N. Clark Street for a tour led by Jane, Jacquie, and Todd to observe the progress. Clark-Estes Apartments is…

WJW visits Detroit!

Following the successful trip to the Rural Studio made by members of the WJW staff last year, a second group traveled to Detroit to explore various revitalization efforts within the city limits. The four-day excursion included a guided walking tour of the downtown area and its many historic buildings, visits to the Michigan Urban Farming…

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 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 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…

Heidi presents on Universal Design at IFF

WJW Partner Heidi Wang recently gave a brown bag lunch presentation to staff members at IFF helping them to explore concepts of Universal Access and Universal Design. IFF is a mission-driven lender, real estate consultant, and developer that seeks to help communities thrive by creating opportunities for low-income communities and people with disabilities. Heidi’s talk…

WJW visits The Plant

WJW had the pleasure to tour a local urban farm called The Plant.   The Plant is an innovative food business incubator and vertical farm located in a former pork processing facility. Jackie Weise, The Plant’s Auxiliary Board President, led WJW on a tour around the adaptively reused industrial building. She showed us the technology…

Webelos Scouts visit WJW to earn Engineering Badge

WJW helped a local Webelos Scout troop achieve their Engineering Badge! The scouts visited the office to learn, discuss, and create with David and Todd. After listening to a brief presentation on the integration of architecture and engineering, the Webelos put their new skills to the test by participating in a tower building contest. The…