Category Archives: General

Our WHA office in Santa Ana was transformed last Thursday into a gallery of art.  Desks, cubicles, and offices became exhibit spaces showcasing the creativity of our multi-talented staff.  Our art show included a late afternoon gourmet spread to be enjoyed as we leisurely toured the exhibit floor.  The artistic range was vast, including ceramics, […]

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Hello, my name is Natalie and I am Bay Area house-poor. The Below Market Rate (BMR) program is a way for middle-low income individuals and families to purchase a home. I live in San Francisco and on average, a new one bedroom, one bath condo costs $800,000. Through the San Francisco BMR program, the same […]

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Let’s face it, the easy sites are all gone.  We are left with the remnants – irregular shaped, topographically challenged, limited access, penned in by crowded roads with numerous constraints imposed by NIMBYs, difficult adjacencies like railroads or freeways, entitlement requirements, utilities, and environmental challenges such as sea-level rise or oil wells.

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What do Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, Alfredo Moser and Illac Diaz have in common? They’re all inventors with a dream of lighting the world. There are now small grassroots organizations that are spreading affordable, sustainable lighting to people with limited or no access to electricity.

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Construction on the 301 site is humming along. The building is taking shape with framing and the application of exterior gypsum sheathing complete. Waterproofing has been installed at the podium level, and the TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) roofing material installation is done.

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Do you remember running around your neighborhood as a kid exploring and discovering your surroundings? I do. I remember building forts, riding bikes or playing streetball with my friends until it got dark. Once the streetlights came on, it was game over and time to head home. Times have definitely changed. Over the last 30 […]

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WHA is excited to announce that our company name has officially changed from William Hezmalhalch Architects to WHA. Our award-winning Branding Studio, Placewright Design, created a logo that is simple and timeless. This brand mark not only speaks to the quality and level of design, it also conveys the fact the WHA is a one-stop-shop […]

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