Strategies for Engaging Natural Light in Design

Natural Light

Daylight. It can be fresh, beautiful, delicate, warm, and renewing – humankind’s first illumination, long before the gift of fire. It brings us energy and hope, makes plants grow, makes water sparkle. Daylight lifts our moods and sets our internal clocks. Read more »

How to Comply with Energy Codes Without Compromising Your Vision

The ultimate goal of an architect is to utilize a revered blend of planning skills and creative talents to bring the vision of a building, be it a residential or commercial entity, to its aesthetic and functional fruition, keeping the original wishes in mind. Obviously, it’s no easy feat. In addition to an architect’s knowledge and abilities, a wealth of forces must align seamlessly for a project to reach completion, adhering to guidelines for safety and efficiency throughout the entire process. Read more »

Western Window Systems Treats Employees to Star Wars Experience

A non-Jedi and a bear in a cape.

Since Star Wars hit theaters in 1977, the epic space tale has been collecting fans. One of the biggest is Scott Gates, president and CEO of Western Window Systems. With the recent release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Gates’ excitement has kicked into hyperdrive – and he’s managed to get the company in on the action. Read more »

WWS Helps to Put Veterans to Work

High fiving

Lance Whitford knows how difficult it can be for veterans to find work upon returning home from service. He served 11 years in the Air Force and has since made it his mission to assist vets facing job-related challenges. Read more »

WWS Earns 2015 Brand Builder Award

Western Window Systems was named a platinum winner of Hanley Wood’s 2015 Brand Builder Awards’ Best New Product Launch for its Series 3600 Vinyl Multi-Slide Door (available through the company’s Volume Program). Read more »