WDA Grows Leadership Team Amidst Record Growth
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — WDA (William Duff Architects), a firm widely-regarded for its values of design excellence, transparent business practices and progressive culture, is pleased to welcome Sarah Mergy as business development and commercial interior design manager. Mergy will work directly with founder William Duff, as well as the larger WDA management team, on business strategy.
Mergy brings more than twenty years of experience in retail management, consumer research, interior design and architecture, most recently as associate principal and senior associate at Bull Stockwell Allen where she managed firm communications, including a rebranding project, helped develop a new tenant improvement service area, and established a new profit center for the firm’s commercial practice group.
“WDA is a growing and dynamic firm built on a strong foundation of core values that can sustain success for generations. I am excited to connect people with design, to collaborate with clients on problem-solving and to work alongside such a caring, competent and creative team.”
Since establishing his namesake firm, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, Duff has developed WDA’s reputation as a go-to firm for a discerning clientele. The firm’s portfolio includes retail and restaurant projects for established brands like Isabel Marant, Burberry and Gucci, as well as emerging companies like Brilliant Earth, Back of the House, and High Flying Foods. The firm’s residential commissions include the award-winning Big Ranch Road for art and architecture patrons Cindy and Howard Rachofsky. Commercial projects range from tenant improvements to adaptive reuse for clients such as City of San Francisco and San Francisco Unified School District, as well as private sector entities such as CBS Interactive, Urthecast, The Bay Club and Oppenheimer & Co.
“Sarah understands our business, and her values align with our values,” states Duff. “Since our earliest days, we have defined success through partnerships that are committed to mutually desired outcomes, not only for our clients, but also for consultants, communities and the WDA staff on which the firm is built. Having Sarah on our team further solidifies our commitment to the future growth of WDA.”
ABOUT SARAH MERGY
Sarah is a member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) San Francisco chapter. Her community involvement includes CANStruction, Rebuilding Together and Habitat for Humanity East Bay. Sarah received a BA Interior Design from San Francisco State University and attended UC Berkeley Extension and American University of London.
ABOUT WDA (wdarch.com; @wdarch_inc)
WDA | William Duff Architects delivers thoughtful, innovative architecture throughout the Bay Area and beyond. Founded in 1998 and located San Francisco, WDA finds inspiration in the talented people who live and work in our city and the region’s embrace of sustainability. The firm’s commitment to a culture that fosters curiosity, collaboration, and innovation drives its success across its residential, retail, and commercial practices.
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