18 feb 2015:
SILICON VALLEY UNIVERSITY construction is nearing completion
14 jan 2014:
JAWBONE OFFICE RENOVATION profiled at officesnapshots.com.
10 may 2013:
185 POST featured in the Top Ten Images on Archinects "Glass" Pinterest Board
01 dec 2012:
233 POST completed Dec 2012
02 jul 2012:
Groundbreaking begins on HORIZON RIDGE SKILLED NURSING FACILITY
22 mar 2012:
Detail In Contemporary Glass Architecture features 185 POST STREET alongside many internationally exemplary buildings in a new book by Virginia McLeod
01 may 2011:
Construction completed at 100 Grant Street for PORSCHE DESIGN STORE
24 mar 2011:
KSWA BECOMES WZ/ARCHITECTURE with new partners, new projects, website refresh.
23 mar 2010:
KSWA ESTABLISHED with new San Francisco offices and TI work for Marmot Mountain Works and Porsche Design Store.
01 jun 2009:
185 Post Street featured in June Issue of ARCHITECTURAL RECORD
WZ Architecture is established with the belief that the key of meeting the challenges of the new century is through innovation and careful planning. Innovation in architectural design for the purpose of greater efficiency, functionality and durability is our primary objective. Creative design solutions combining imaginative use of building materials and new construction technologies with functional planning are essential to our professional practice.
Our firm is comprised of a group of experienced professionals that share these central beliefs. The principal members of our team consist of professionals with diverse backgrounds and expert knowledge in commercial, residential, institutional and retail architecture as well as neighborhood planning. We draw from this reserve of professional expertise to form project teams with the necessary experiences and resources to address the unique conditions of specific sites, programs and architectural needs of each project. We strive to provide the highest standard of professional care and value for our clients.
KOONSHING WONG: FOUNDER AND PARTNER AT WZ ARCHITECTURE
Previous employment: Principal, Brand + Allen Architects, Inc, San Francisco. Senior Designer, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, LLP, San Francisco. Project Designer, Perry Dean Rogers and Partners, Boston.
Education: Cornell University, Syracuse University.
SHAY ZAK: PARTNER AT WZ ARCHITECTURE
Previous employment: Owner, Zak Architecture. Partner, Eklund & Zak Architecture, Mill Valley. Designer, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, LLP, San Francisco.
Education: Harvard University, Syracuse University.
185 POST STREET: AIA California Council Merit Award 2009 | AIA San Francisco Chapter Honor Award 2008
185 POST STREET: Detail In Contemporary Glass Architecture by Virginia McLeod | Int/AR Journal vol 1: Skin Graft, Rhode Island School of Design
GLASSWORKS CONDOMINIUMS: Designing The Exterior Wall by Linda Brock
HORIZON RIDGE: 26 Jun 2012, KTNV NEWS | Project Link
185 POST STREET: 13 Feb 2011, SF Chronicle | Jun 2009, Architectural Record | 16 Feb 2009, SF Chronicle | 28 Oct 2008, SF Chronicle | 22 Apr 2008, SF Chronicle | Project Link
PRADA EPICENTER: Feb 2005, Architectural Record | 15 Jul 2004, New York Times | Project Link