WJW welcomes Ian!

Although WJW continues to work remotely through the COVID-19 pandemic, we are very pleased to welcome Ian to the team! In the summer of 2020, Ian joined WJW after working for an architecture firm focusing on fast-paced high-end hospitality, historic renovation, and urban planning exercises. Prior to that he was working on multi-family affordable housing…


Virtual walk-through of Heritage Woods of Newburgh

Catch a sneak peek of Heritage Woods of Newburgh, with our virtual walk-through of this soon-to-be-completed 3-story residential care facility! Despite the uncertainty brought on by COVID-19, the need for assisted living persists. WJW was able to rise to the challenge of providing a socially distanced way of showing the building by creating an animation…


Virtually connecting with Territory

Now more than ever, Territory’s studio program is playing a vital role in keeping Chicago’s youth engaged with their communities through design-build education. Though the studio process has shifted to a virtual format, WJW’s team of volunteers remains dedicated to supporting Territory’s vital mission.

Groundbreaking for East Bluff Community Homes

Broadcast online in a live-streamed event, a virtual groundbreaking ceremony was recently held for East Bluff Community Homes in Peoria, Illinois. Developed by East Bluff-based Peoria Opportunities Foundation not-for-profit, the project will bring 20 single-family homes and five duplex rentals to vacant lots across several blocks, providing 30 units of quality, affordable housing to the East Bluff…


WJW welcomes Rachel!

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…


Marycrest Village achieves NGBS Gold Certification!

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…


WJW Virtual Happy Hour

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…