Jane appointed to the Evanston Plan Commission

Jane has been appointed to serve on the Evanston Plan Commission. The Plan Commission is responsible for hearing public comment, initiating studies, and advising the City Council on matters related to land use, zoning, physical planning, and urban design. Nine voting members are appointed by the Mayor and serve up to two three-year terms. Daniel Burnham once…

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…

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…

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…

Jane receives WELL AP™ Credential

Jane recently completed and passed the WELL AP exam, earning the WELL AP™ credential and becoming one of 3,280 total WELL APs worldwide. The WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP) credential denotes expertise in the WELL Building Standard™ and healthy building strategies, and a commitment to advancing human health and wellness in buildings and communities. It explores how…

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 welcomes Summer Intern Ian Kemler!

WJW welcomes Ian Kemler to the office for the summer of 2018! Ian will receive his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Michigan in April of 2019, with a special focus on healthcare design. In his free time, Ian enjoys reading and watching the NBA as an avid fan of the Celtics. Welcome,…