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…Details
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.…Details
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…Details
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…Details
David recently completed and passed the Architect Registration Examination, and is in the process of completing his membership with the American Institute of Architects.
WJW extends a heartfelt congratulations to David on his licensure and the fantastic accomplishment!
Gateway at River City in Peoria, Illinois, recently received 2012 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Bronze Certification. The project provides 105 units of affordable supportive living for adults with disabilities ages 22-64. With rigorous requirements, National Green Building Standard Certified Projects must achieve standards in Integrative Design; Lot Design, Preparation, & Development; Resource Efficiency; Energy…Details
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…Details
The ground breaking ceremony for White Oaks of McHenry was brief due to the cold and wet weather. Kristi Ruderman of Gardant welcomed everyone to the ceremony- those in attendance included owner and developer Steve Barron, Rick Banas of Gardant, and mayor of McHenry, Susan Low. Each gave a short speech which was followed by…Details
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…Details