Jennifer Weiss Architecture is a design-oriented architecture firm that is committed to excellence in custom architecture and design for residential, cultural, corporate and academic buildings. We combine rigorous design with construction management experience - a rare combination that leads to a distinctive design process and end product that are aesthetically and intellectually rigorous as well as financially informed.
Our design values are modern: efficiency, logic, beauty, honest expression of materials, and clean lines and forms that allow the architecture itself - the space, light, materials, spatial relationships - and inhabitants to thrive. The result is an architecture that is current but timeless, serene yet warm, and universally rational while also being uniquely reflective of the values and characters of our clients.
In addition to ground-up work, the firm has expertise in major modern renovations of and additions to significant works of architecture by notable architects including Joseph Esherick, William Wurster, Ernest Coxhead, Robert A.M. Stern, and the developer Joseph Eichler. The firm's work is published in Dwell Magazine, California Home and Design, House Beautiful, San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, and Remodelista, and in an advertisement for Apple, Inc.
With offices in San Francisco and St. Helena, JWA has projects throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Sonoma and Napa Valley. Jennifer has also had projects in Hawaii and New York.
Jennifer Weiss, Architect, AIA. Principal
Jennifer Weiss has over 28 years of proven professional experience in the architecture industry. Prior to establishing Jennifer Weiss Architecture in 2005, Weiss gained invaluable experience as an Architectural Designer at the notable architecture firms Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and KMD Architects. Weiss also developed expertise as a Construction Project Manager - that knowledge now informs her design process and helps guides clients through complex projects.
Weiss earned a Master of Architecture with Honors from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts with Honors, in both Architecture and Art History from Columbia University. She also conducted a year-long intensive study of Architecture and Art History in Paris with Columbia University. She has been an invited member of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design Alumni Council, the Leaders of Design Council and The Design Leadership Network. Weiss’ passion for architecture was discovered as a young child and continues to grow with a similar sense of excitement.