Earlier this week, WJW was able to donate old samples and supplies in an environmentally-friendly way by participating in the material drive for ZeroLandfill’s 2018 Fall Event. ZeroLandfill Chicago is a volunteer-run organization that diverts material samples from the landfill and supports the supply needs of local educators and community artisans. Each spring and fall,…Details
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…Details
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…Details
A large contingent from WJW (Michelle, Maggie, Alexis, Liezel, Lauren, Jacquie, Kat, and Andrew) supported Renaissance Social Services at Happy Hour for Homes last Thursday. The happy hour event had a great turnout, and raised both dollars and awareness to help support Renaissance’s important work in the City of Chicago. The agency seeks to end homelessness in the…Details
Todd and Heidi recently represented WJW on the 11th Annual IHC Bike Ride, an outing to support the work of the Illinois Housing Council (IHC). As part of IHC’s biggest annual fundraising event, the ride took place over the course of a few hours on the Calumet-Sag Bike Trail, the newest addition to the Cook County…Details
WJW project Silver Birch of Hammond was featured in the Tribune! This nice piece highlights the importance of opportunities for socialization and the resources available to the residence, and how the home is quickly becoming an important partner in the community.
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A group of about 20 young people from the Territory Urban Design Team in Uptown program made a recent visit to the WJW office. After some brief introductions and a tour of the office, the group split off to two separate meeting areas to present their designs for the next round of Territory design-build workshops that will continue into the…Details
On a recent summer Friday afternoon, members of the WJW staff spent a lunch break flexing their urban sketching muscles at Ward (A. Montgomery) Park, just a quick walk away from the office. Overlooking the Chicago River, the park presented a scenic opportunity to sketch many interesting aspects of the city’s architectural details, including great views…Details