Jennifer Weiss Architecture offers custom design services for residential, cultural, corporate and academic buildings. We combine extensive experience in architecture and construction management, resulting in a distinctive design process and end product that are intellectually and aesthetically rigorous as well as financially informed.
Jennifer Weiss : AIA Assoc., 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, and has been admitted to the American Institute of Architects as an Associate. Jennifer discovered her love of architecture at the age of six.
Paul Burgin, Architect, has over 17 years experience in architecture, specializing in high-end residential projects and art-related work. He has worked as an architect in the San Francisco office of Jim Jennings Architecture since 2000, acting as Project Architect for large-scale high end custom residences in Carmel, Hawaii and Hillsborough; an acclaimed collaboration with landscape architect Tom Leader and artist James Turrell in the Napa Valley, and a 50-room luxury hotel in the Napa Valley. He has also worked as a senior associate for Zack DeVito Architecture and Schwartz and Architecture in San Francisco. He received his Masters in Architecture and Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from UC Berkeley, and has taught architecture studios there. He is especially interested in sustainable design and construction and is certified by both LEED (AP, BD+C) and BuildItGreen.
Mary Beth Coyne, AIA
Mary Beth Coyne, Architect, has over 16 years of architecture-related 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 received 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) received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. He joined Jennifer Weiss Architecture in 2012, after an eight month internship at Feldman Architecture.