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Looking to set a romantic tone this Valentine’s Day, but not quite sure what makes a dreamy destination? Well, we’ve analyzed what makes a romantic city and compiled a list of the top five.
The common thread between cities and romance is a braided string of scale, space, and spirit, for a cord of three strands is not easily broken. These weave into each city by providing spaces to foster relationships and engender intimacy. The markers of a romantic city include the following: Continue reading

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Crestavilla

WHA arranged for a construction tour of Crestavilla on the evening of February 1st for the Orange County Chapter of the AIA members.

Crestavilla is a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly located in Laguna Niguel, California. With 201 residential units and multiple indoor-outdoor spaces designed to stimulate the senses, Crestavilla offers “Inspired Coastal Living for Seniors.” Continue reading

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Last month, WHA attended the ULI’s annual field trip focusing on new transit-oriented developments in Los Angeles.  We met at the Tustin train station and took Metrolink to Union Station. For many, it was their first visit to this 1938 landmark, an interesting blend of Spanish Colonial Revival and Art Deco. Continue reading

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In the past few months, California has been scorched by wildfires up and down the coast, from Orange County to Napa and Sonoma Counties. In the wake of the devastation, it would be understandable to be pessimistic at this seemingly bleak state of affairs. Yet, there are reasons all over the state for optimism and hope in what the post-fire future holds. Continue reading

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Our world of color is coming together.  The 2018 Color of the Year declarations by major paint companies and Pantone are more like a family gathering, different but related.  Hue and tone, reasons and rationalizations may not be identical twins but this year’s favored color selections bear some common lineage. Continue reading

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WHA | Happy New Year 2018 from WHA on Vimeo.

2018 started strong with our Riverstone project winning Master Planned Community of the Year at the NAHB Nationals awards.  Continuing this momentum, we are working toward new and diverse opportunities in the new year.  2018 will see a continuation of fresh and compelling designs that embrace a modern aesthetic.  By expanding our capabilities into 3D animation and virtual reality (VR) technologies, we are able to elevate our designs to an even higher level. Thank you again for this year’s opportunities! We are excited to collaborate and create many successful projects in 2018.

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Everything about it was huge.  The NAHB 2018 IBS is one of the largest conventions in one of the largest convention centers in the world.  There were attendees from every continent, altogether, more than 75,000, many of which were talking about world-class traffic in the area.  The show occupied the entire convention center and was kicked off by a fun-filled presentation by legendary sports and entertainment personality, Terry Bradshaw. Continue reading

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