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…Details
Jane recently gave a virtual presentation to WJW staff on her project, “This is Home,” a series of interviews with residents and watercolor paintings of their homes. Interested in exploring the ethereal aspect of home (what feels like home) and how that relates to a physical place, the paintings provide a visual representation of this emotional…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
Ravenswood Senior Living, an adaptive reuse development located on the former site of Ravenswood Hospital that will provide 193 units of affordable housing for seniors, was featured on Forbes: Vacant Hospitals Help Address Ills Of Limited Affordable Senior Housing.
WJW is proud to be a team member on this important project!
Silver Birch at Cook Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana recently earned 2012 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Bronze Certification. Located on the north side of Fort Wayne, the project includes 119 units of affordable assisted living, indoor & outdoor common area amenities, and administrative spaces. The building was designed to reduce its environmental impact while…Details