Jennifer Weiss Architecture provides high quality custom architecture and design services for residential, cultural, corporate and academic buildings. Our extensive experience in design-intensive architecture combines with our construction management experience to result in a distinctive design process and end product that are intellectually and aesthetically rigorous as well as financially informed.
Jennifer Weiss, Architect, AIA. Principal
Ms. Weiss has over 20 years of architecture-related experience, including working for the architecture firms Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and KMD Architects as well as for the custom home builder Ryan Associates General Contractors as a construction Project Manager. She earned a Master of Architecture from Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Arts in both Architecture and Art History from Columbia University. Ms. Weiss also studied Architecture and Art History for one year in Paris, France through Columbia University. She has been a member of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design Alumni Council. Jennifer discovered her passion for architecture at the age of six.
Mary Beth Coyne, Architect, AIA
Mary Beth Coyne has over 16 years of architecture experience, specializing in high end residential and custom retail work. Mary Beth worked in San Francisco as a Project Manager and Designer with Bohlin Cywiniski Jackson on projects including the award-winning Farrar Residence and renovations to the Ansel Adams Studio-Residence, along with work on Apple’s High Profile Retail stores. Mary Beth has also worked in Jackson Hole, WY as Project Manager for high end residential projects and mixed-use commercial and residential projects. She most recently worked in Alaska for the US Fish and Wildlife Service as Project Manager for the new Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, a LEED Silver certified project. Mary Beth earned her Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University. Her passion for gardening has inspired sabbatical work on farms and gardens in Spain and Wyoming.
Alexander J. Cross
Alexander (AJ) earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the California College of the Arts. Prior to joining the team, he volunteered at Architecture for Humanity and interned at another top residential architecture firm in San Francisco. AJ discovered his love of architecture at a young age through the act of model making, and it was with this attention to detail that he was first drawn to residential work. In his free time, AJ enjoys traveling and is an avid reader.
Karen Gates earned her Masters of Architecture from UC Berkeley C.E.D. and was awarded the AIA Henry Adams Certificate. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Wellesley College with a focus in Art and Architecture History, including architecture studio courses at M.I.T. and art studies abroad in Cortona, Italy. During her studies, Karen pursued architectural internships with The Architect of the Capitol and BCV Architects with an early focus in contemporary residential design.