Jennifer Weiss Architecture (JWA) is a full-service boutique architecture firm that is committed to excellence in custom architecture and design. We combine rigorous design with proven 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.
At JWA, we are Modernists. We value beauty, efficiency, logic, pure expression of materials, and clean lines and forms that allow the architecture- the space, light, materials, spatial relationships - and its inhabitants to thrive. Fine art curating often completes our scope. The result is an architecture that is current but timeless, serene yet warm, and uniquely reflective of the values and characters of our clients.
In addition to ground-up work, JWA has expertise in major renovations 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. JWA has received critical acclaim having been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Dwell, California Home and Design, House Beautiful, San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, Remodelista, and in an advertisement for Apple, Inc.
Our projects include residential, cultural, corporate and academic buildings. With offices in San Francisco and Napa Valley, JWA has projects throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Sonoma and Napa Valley, New York, Los Angeles and Hawaii.
Jennifer Weiss, Architect, AIA. Principal
Jennifer Weiss has over 30 years of proven professional experience in the architecture industry. Weiss developed professional design expertise early in her career as an Architectural Designer at the notable architecture firms Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and KMD Architects. Weiss was also a Construction Project Manager - developing knowledge that now informs her design process and helps guide clients through complex projects. She founded Jennifer Weiss Architecture in 2005.
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. Weiss also took her studies abroad and conducted a year-long intensive study of Architecture and Art History in Paris with Columbia University. A San Francisco native, Weiss brings her East Coast and European sensibilities back West with her, resulting in a bi-coastal and international design perspective. Weiss 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.
Weiss now leads JWA, informed and guided by her unique background. Weiss enjoys listening and responding to her clients, empowering them to make informed decisions, and leading them through an exciting and positive architectural and building process.