Effective Sustainable Housing Solutions for the Way People Live

Successful delivery of affordable, diverse and supportive housing depends upon design innovation. The recent disruption of the construction industry, which caused shifting of resources and breaks in supply chains and funding capital, requires an approach focused on building infrastructure system, process and operational efficiency; reducing costs and improving material and structure resilience. WD incorporates an evidence-based approach to building solutions, which addresses strategic use of healthy building products, construction methods and technology to provide optimal value.


Senior Housing

Responsible Design for the Intergenerational Community

One of the greatest responsibilities we have today is to assist the senior generation of our society with comfortable and safe accommodations, so they can enjoy their lives in a productive and respected way. It is in this effort that we make a positive change in the lives of others, because it is the most simple of gestures that makes the most significant of differences.

Personal Experience of Joshua Smith 

Joshua Smith, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Director of Senior Housing 

As a Senior Associate, Josh leads multiple teams for the successful implementation of projects focusing on the Senior Living and Healthcare project sectors. He brings 20 years of experience to the firm, including commercial and residential building. He believes that one of the greatest responsibilities we have today is to make the frailest and elderly of our society comfortable and safe and enjoy their lives in a productive and respectful way, noting that we can all make a difference in the lives of others in need because it is the most simple of gestures that make the most significant of differences.

With expertise in Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory care, Skilled Nursing and Continuing Care Retirement Communities, Josh continues his education centered around geriatrics, disabilities, and effective design of buildings for senior citizens and is expert in in preparing a set of documents that is highly constructible in the current building industry.

Remington Club #1 & #2

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Michael Cecconi, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Sr. Associate, Project Architect, Residential Expert

As Project Architect, Michael is responsible for technical project delivery, including architectural oversight of documentation and construction administration. With deep expertise in Education, Civic and Commercial market sectors, Michael’s project focus is on team leadership and coordination,  including sub-consultants, from code analysis and ADA compliance to specifications and quality control. With more than 30 years of experience in the field of architecture, he is also an expert in DSA process and a mentor to our rising, young architects. Michael treats each project with the focus on the client’s vision and expectations throughout the life of the project. Michael holds a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Cal Poly Pomona and Master of Architecture Degree from Syracuse University.

Personal Experience of Michael Cecconi

Tiny Homes, Riverside University Health Systems

Low-income Housing


Times2 Mixed-Use Redevelopment, Costa Mesa, CA

Master planning involved an adaptive re-use of a former LA Times newspaper production plant while associated site area was utilized for new commercial office and high-density residential uses supported by structured parking. 

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  • Comprehensive Land Use Planning
  • Academic and Institutional Master Planning
  • Urban Design
  • Zoning and Regulatory Analysis
  • Entitlement Processing
  • Facility Planning

  • Facility Assessment and Analysis
  • Pre-Lease Analysis and Test Fit Analysis
  • Feasibility Analysis
  • Programming
  • Schematic Design
  • Design Development
  • Furniture Selection & Specification
  • Art Selection
  • Construction Documents
  • Building Support and Evaluation
  • Construction Administration
  • LEED Administration
  • Post-Occupancy Evaluation


  • Environmental Graphic Design
  • Architectural Signage
  • Print Design/Collateral Materials

  • Sustainability Planning
  • Design Research
  • Community and User Engagement
  • Strategic Visioning and Facilitation
  • Workplace Strategy
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