WJW welcomes Rachel!

While the COVID-19 pandemic has WJW still sheltering in place, we are very glad to welcome Rachel to the WJW family virtually! Before moving to Chicago, Rachel worked for an architecture firm in New York City focusing on high end residential renovations and townhouses for private families. Prior to her time in the residential sector, Rachel…

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Marycrest Village achieves NGBS Gold Certification!

Marycrest Village renovation recently earned 2012 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Gold Certification. The project was a moderate rehabilitation of an existing three-story, 56-unit independent seniors affordable housing building in Joliet, IL, and was completed in November 2019. The project received tax credits from the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA). Renovations included new finishes throughout…

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WJW Virtual Happy Hour

With the WJW staff now working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was great to connect for a “virtual happy hour” via Zoom last Friday. As we adjust to working outside of the in-person interactive environment of daily life at the office, it was wonderful to “see” one another and toast to continued health, flattening the…

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Heidi serves as panel moderator at 2020 Illinois Affordable Housing Forum

Heidi recently represented WJW as the moderator for the Achievements in Design and Construction panel at this year’s Illinois Affordable Housing Forum, hosted by the Illinois Housing Council. Focused on new achievements in design and construction of affordable housing, the conversation touched on the challenges in balancing the desires to create housing that is healthy, resilient, and achieves…

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WJW hosts Spring Break intern Trenton Werner

WJW recently hosted Trenton Werner from the University of Michigan for a spring break internship. Over the course of the week, Trenton was able to study issues & trends in senior and affordable housing and gain an understanding of WJW’s current work and office culture. Trenton met with various members of the firm to discuss precedents and articles pertaining to the firm’s…

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