Silver Birch of Kokomo is NGBS Certified!

Silver Birch of Kokomo in Kokomo, Indiana, recently achieved the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Bronze Certification! This project is a four-story residential care facility featuring 119 apartment units of affordable housing for seniors, and is focused on providing a healthy living community that supports wellness for all residents. For a home or building to…

Silver Birch of Muncie – NGBS Certified!

Silver Birch of Muncie in Muncie, Indiana recently achieved 2012 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Bronze Certification. The project provides 119 units of affordable assisted living for seniors. Sustainable design strategies provide community connectivity, energy and resource efficiency, and a healthy living environment for the residents at Silver Birch. Key green features at Silver Birch…

Silver Birch of Hammond Earns 2012 NGBS Silver Certification

Silver Birch of Hammond in Hammond, Indiana recently received 2012 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Silver Certification. The project provides 125 units of affordable assisted living for seniors. Green building practices are integral to the design, construction, and daily operations of the building by providing connectivity to the larger community, energy and resource efficiency, and…

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…

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

Jane 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 examples…

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…