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…


Watercolors class at WJW!

WJW recently rolled up their sleeves and swapped out pencils for paint brushes. Jane, a distinguished watercolor artist, led WJW in a watercolor workshop last month. Jane taught the staff techniques on how to properly fade and highlight using the watercolors. Check out the artists in action!

WJW welcomes Allison!

WJW welcomes Allison! Allison joined WJW as their Administrative Assistant in February of 2017. She holds a B.A. in Theatre and Communication Studies from The University of Alabama. She is involved in many aspects of Chicago Theatre, including House Managing and Directing.  In her free time, Allison enjoys cooking, reading, and being outside.



Webelos Scouts visit WJW to earn Engineering Badge

WJW helped a local Webelos Scout troop achieve their Engineering Badge! The scouts visited the office to learn, discuss, and create with David and Todd. After listening to a brief presentation on the integration of architecture and engineering, the Webelos put their new skills to the test by participating in a tower building contest. The…


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…


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.…