Jane serves as a panel Moderator for the 2017 Illinois Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing

WJW’s Jane Sloss served as a panel Moderator for the 2017 Illinois Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing. The topic of her panel was Innovation – Health and Housing. They discussed the strong and growing connection between personal and public health and the quality of the built environment. Jane, along side Mark Stroker and Peter Toepfer, offered practical…

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…

WJW welcomes Spring Break intern Ziwei Gu

WJW recently hosted Ziwei Gu from the Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning at the University of Michigan for her spring break internship. Ziwei is an MA student at U of M. She spent the week getting to know the workings of the WJW office, going on site visits, and touring sites in Chicago.…

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…

Diane appointed to Illinois Housing Task Force

Diane has been nominated by the IHDA Executive Director, Ms. Audra Hamernik, to serve on the Illinois Housing Task Force. Her nomination has been approved by Governor Rauner and Diane’s appointment begins January 1, 2017. Among other responsibilities, the Illinois Housing Task Force authors the Annual Comprehensive Housing Plan to address the housing needs of historically underserved…

WJW Celebrates the Holidays

In celebration of the holiday season, WJW hosted a party for friends and family at our office. Speeches were given by Bill, Mike, and Todd, and each touched on all that has happened within the firm in the last year. We have grown in numbers, moved our office location, and received a number of awards for…

Viva Las Vegas- WJW style

For our firm trip this year, WJW ventured west to Las Vegas, Nevada. A recap of the learning adventure can be found here. While what happens in Vegas normally stays in Vegas, WJW returned from our trip with refreshed eyes and a renewed sense of the values of the firm.

 

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WJW welcomes Dana!

WJW welcomes Dana! Dana joined the firm in the fall of 2016 after receiving her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois. As a graduate student, her research and design projects focused on studying the relationship between the built environment and human wellbeing. Ms. Taylor worked as a teaching assistant for undergraduate structures courses.…