Jennifer Weiss Architecture is a design-oriented architecture firm that provides excellence in custom architecture and design for residential, cultural, corporate and academic buildings. Our design rigor combines with construction management experience to create a distinctive design process and end product that are intellectually and aesthetically 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 Modern but timeless, serene yet warm, and universally rational but also uniquely reflective of the values and character of our clients. In addition to ground-up work, the firm has expertise in major modern renovations of and additions to important works of architecture by notable architects including Joseph Esherick (multiple projects), William Wurster, Ernest Coxhead, Robert A.M. Stern, and the developer Joseph Eichler. The firm's work has been published in Dwell Magazine, California Home and Design, House Beautiful, San Francisco Chronicle Magazine and Remodelista, and the Moraga residence was included in an advertisement for Apple, Inc.
Jennifer Weiss, Architect, AIA. Principal
Jennifer Weiss has over 23 years of architecture-related professional experience. Prior to establishing Jennifer Weiss Architecture in 2005, she was an Architectural Designer at the 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. At Harvard, in addition to a four year intensive study focused on new, ground-up architecture, Jennifer's thesis examined re-working important works of existing Modern architecture - under the tutelage of Toshiko Mori, a foremost expert in the field. Prior to that, Jennifer earned 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, France through 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.