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 where multiple integrated Studios work together to create cohesive solutions for our clients. Continue reading

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In honor of Father’s Day, my siblings and I would like to pay tribute not just to our dad, Bill Hezmalhalch, but to all working fathers. Whether you work with your children or not, your hard work and dedication do not go unnoticed by your children. Here is our journey and what we have learned from working in a family business and observing our dad. Continue reading

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This month we celebrate the one year anniversary of WHA, Los Angeles. Led by Rick Aiken, Senior Principal of our Urban Studio, WHA.LA enables us to most effectively service our growing client base in the greater Los Angeles area. Continue reading

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Ambassador Garden

On May 25th, the City of Pasadena held their 2017 Historic Preservation Awards.  City Ventures’ Ambassador Gardens was recognized, alongside eight other recipients, at the prestigious ceremony.  After welcoming comments by Mayor Terry Tornek and Councilman Andy Wilson noting the City’s dedication to preservation, Leon White, Principal Planner, and Kevin Johnson, Senior Planner, presented the awards in the courtyard of one of the award-winning projects, Evanston Court. Continue reading

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Day two of the OC Marathon started out as another ordinary Sunday – until the weather shifted.  Overcast skies, a strong wind chill, and desolate streets framed the view at Newport Beach’s Fashion Island.  While many slept peacefully, 8,000 others were preparing for the race ahead, including our WHA team.

On behalf of Marketplace Ministries Worldwide (MMW), WHA volunteers, including Bill Hezmalhalch, donated their time at the OC Marathon.  Whether it meant being there Saturday evening to participate in the 5k r ace, Sunday morning to gear up and run those 13.1 or 26.2 grueling miles, or arriving at 3 AM to assist with the Mile 4 Water Station, they showed their support —  even if it meant standing in an unexpected downpour. Spirits and efforts were unaffected; our volunteers outshone the weather. Continue reading

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ULI Mentor Program

WHA is participating in the ULI/OC-Inland Empire’s Young Leadership Group Mentor Program. This program matches young professionals under 35 years old (protégés) with experienced professionals (mentors) for guidance and support, while offering mentors an opportunity to strengthen ties with the young, future leaders of the local real estate community and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).

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More than ten years ago, I read “The Dream Society” by internationally known futurist Rolf Jensen, first published in 1999. He provocatively peered into the forces that will shape our lives in coming years. Now, today, I can see just how piercingly accurate many of his projections have become. Continue reading

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