WJW visits Detroit!

Following the successful trip to the Rural Studio made by members of the WJW staff last year, a second group traveled to Detroit to explore various revitalization efforts within the city limits. The four-day excursion included a guided walking tour of the downtown area and its many historic buildings, visits to the Michigan Urban Farming…

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Grand Opening of Silver Birch of Terre Haute

Michelle and Jacquie recently traveled down to Terre Haute, Indiana to celebrate Silver Birch of Terre Haute’s Grand Opening. The three-story residential care facility features 119 individual studio and one-bedroom units, along with a variety of amenities designed to promote independence and dignity for seniors of all financial means. Community amenities include a central dining…

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WJW receives Hands on Partner award from Territory NFP

Several members of WJW and their guests recently attended the Build Territory event, an after-work gathering and fundraiser to support Territory’s urban design program for Chicago teens. In addition to co-sponsoring this event, WJW was also honored to receive a Hands on Partner award from Territory in recognition of our collaboration and involvement with this non-profit organization!…

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Grand Opening of Metro Landing of Swansea

Mike recently attended the grand opening of Metro Landing of Swansea, a new transit-oriented development that provides affordable housing for independent seniors. This three-story apartment building consists of 62 one and two-bedroom dwelling units, with common areas such as a living room, community room, library, computer area, fitness room, and laundry facilities. Located immediately adjacent…

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WJW Recognized as NGBS Green Partner of Excellence

WJW has been named a Home Innovation NGBS Green Partner of Excellence for 2018, one of 20 architecture firms from across the U.S. to receive this recognition. NGBS Green, which is based on the National Green Building Standard (NGBS), has certified more homes than any other national green home certification program. Being one of an…

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Todd presents at 2019 Illinois Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing

Representing WJW as a featured panelist, Todd presented in the Adaptive Reuse for Revitalization session at this year’s Illinois Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing. Moderated by Alan Quick of IHDA, the panel focused on how adaptive reuse developments can be repurposed for housing to revitalize communities. Many communities are burdened with dilapidated or underutilized existing…

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WJW receives honorable mention in CNUIL Missing Middle competition

WJW recently participated in the “Fill the (Housing) Gap: A Missing Middle Design Competition” hosted by the Illinois Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU). Among numerous entries from across the country, WJW is proud to have received Honorable Mention for Adaptability! CNUIL’s competition focused on the “Missing Middle” housing typology, which includes…

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