WJW participates in ZeroLandfill 2018 Fall Event

Earlier this week, WJW was able to donate old samples and supplies in an environmentally-friendly way by participating in the material drive for ZeroLandfill’s 2018 Fall Event. ZeroLandfill Chicago is a volunteer-run organization that diverts material samples from the landfill and supports the supply needs of local educators and community artisans. Each spring and fall,…

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WJW visits the Rural Studio!

In keeping with one of WJW’s core values of life-long learning, a group of WJW staff made a southern excursion earlier this year to Auburn University’s Rural Studio in Newbern, Alabama.    With one of the largest amounts of Rural Studio alumni in one firm, it was only a matter of time before WJW made…

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Silver Birch of Kokomo is NGBS Certified!

Silver Birch of Kokomo in Kokomo, Indiana, recently achieved the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Bronze Certification! This project is a four-story residential care facility featuring 119 apartment units of affordable housing for seniors, and is focused on providing a healthy living community that supports wellness for all residents. For a home or building to…

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WJW attends Happy Hour for Homes

A large contingent from WJW (Michelle, Maggie, Alexis, Liezel, Lauren, Jacquie, Kat, and Andrew) supported Renaissance Social Services at Happy Hour for Homes last Thursday. The happy hour event had a great turnout, and raised both dollars and awareness to help support Renaissance’s important work in the City of Chicago. The agency seeks to end homelessness in the…

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Territory NFP visits WJW!

A group of about 20 young people from the Territory Urban Design Team in Uptown program made a recent visit to the WJW office. After some brief introductions and a tour of the office, the group split off to two separate meeting areas to present their designs for the next round of Territory design-build workshops that will continue into the…

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WJW Goes Sketching

On a recent summer Friday afternoon, members of the WJW staff spent a lunch break flexing their urban sketching muscles at Ward (A. Montgomery) Park, just a quick walk away from the office. Overlooking the Chicago River, the park presented a scenic opportunity to sketch many interesting aspects of the city’s architectural details, including great views…

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