Miami, New York and Atlanta
We are a third-generation Architecture firm designing
schools, churches, restaurants, multi-family buildings,
medical buildings and homes. We are:
William’s certificate in Historic Preservation was earned under the guidance of former State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) and former Associate Director for Cultural Resources of the National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Department of Interior in Washington, D.C., Janet Mathews, Ph.D.
Our traditions of passive energy design, open-air environments and atmospheric transparency were adopted from the area’s most prominent postwar architects; Igor B. Polevitzky, FAIA and Alfred Browning Parker, FAIA.
We seek to design from a perspective that is both culturally-sensitive and historically-minded. Our personal heritage in the City of Coral Gables came from William's grandfather working in the city since 1949. Finding merit not only the constructions we study, but also their impact on the people who utilize them, we design with a sense of obligation to the city and the unique fabric of architecture that formed it.
WHAA uses the design techniques developed in the region postwar to confront the environmental consciousness emerging in both South Florida’s built and unbuilt Environments.