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 27 years of architecture-related professional experience. Prior to establishing Jennifer Weiss Architecture in 2005, she was an Architectural Designer at the notable architecture firms Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and KMD Architects, and was also a Construction Project Manager at Ryan Associates General Contractors, a high end custom home builder. Jennifer 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. Jennifer also studied Architecture and Art History intensively for one year in Paris with Columbia University. She has been a member of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design Alumni Council, and has traveled extensively, with a focus on Western Europe, studying architecture and art. Jennifer discovered her passion for architecture when she was a young child.