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…

Todd and Heidi present at the Environments for Aging Expo and Conference

Todd and Heidi were selected to present at the 2017 Environments for Aging Expo and Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Their presentation took a multifaceted look at the use of sleepover visits as a tool for conducting post-occupancy evaluations in senior living environments. They reviewed the process of developing a post-occupancy evaluation toolkit tied to project design…

Bill to speak at the Illinois School of Architecture Forefront Symposium

On Thursday, March 30th, Bill will be speaking at the Illinois School of Architecture Forefront Symposium. He, along side faculty members Lynne Dearborn and Randy Deutsch, will be discussing Architectural Design Education of Tomorrow: Negotiating the Intersections of Design and Engineering, Business, Entitlement/Policy, Technology, Firm Culture, and Clients/Owners. The Forefront Symposium attracts leaders from the industry…

Lunch and Learn with Matt Matros

WJW recently welcomed successful business entrepreneur and health guru Matt Matros to the office. In our ongoing search for new sources of creativity and inspiration, Matt joined the team for a Lunch & Learn in our Food & Architecture series. Matt is the founder of the health conscious fast food restaurant chain, Protein Bar. He is experimenting the newest…

WJW Travels to Toronto!

In early August the firm spent an amazing three days in Toronto, Canada.  We toured the city, discussed models of practice with other firms, and discovered the vibrant past and ever changing present state of architecture and design in this world-class city. Learn more about our trip and view photos here.

Heidi Dahle Graduates with MSAHD from UIC

Congratulations to Heidi Dahle, who recently completed her M.S. in Architecture in Health Design. From UIC’s website: “The Master of Science in Architecture in Health Design (MSAHD) is a two-year program dedicated to reinventing the design of health delivery systems and environments in the age of globalization and pandemics.” William Worn created and directs the program.…