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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Jane receives WELL AP™ Credential

Jane recently completed and passed the WELL AP exam, earning the WELL AP™ credential and becoming one of 3,280 total WELL APs worldwide. The WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP) credential denotes expertise in the WELL Building Standard™ and healthy building strategies, and a commitment to advancing human health and wellness in buildings and communities. It explores how…

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Heidi presents on Universal Design at IFF

WJW Partner Heidi Wang recently gave a brown bag lunch presentation to staff members at IFF helping them to explore concepts of Universal Access and Universal Design. IFF is a mission-driven lender, real estate consultant, and developer that seeks to help communities thrive by creating opportunities for low-income communities and people with disabilities. Heidi’s talk…

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WJW welcomes Summer Intern Ian Kemler!

WJW welcomes Ian Kemler to the office for the summer of 2018! Ian will receive his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Michigan in April of 2019, with a special focus on healthcare design. In his free time, Ian enjoys reading and watching the NBA as an avid fan of the Celtics. Welcome,…

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Hope Manor Garden Project

Members of the WJW staff spent a recent Friday afternoon helping to set up a new garden plot for resident use on the grounds of Hope Manor I Apartments, a project completed by WJW for the Volunteers of America of Illinois in cooperation with the Illinois Housing Development Authority and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Located in West Humboldt…

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