WJW’s Jane Sloss 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…Details
On Friday, March 24, 2017, WJW sat down with Architect and urban farmer Robert Nevel to learn about food justice in the Chicagoland area. Nevel is the founder and director of the KAM Isaiah Israel Food Justice and Sustainability Program in Hyde Park. The program uses urban farming to increase access to healthy food and clean…Details
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