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Weiss Architecture is an Austin-based design firm, providing full architectural and interior design services from concept through construction. We have gained recognition for our mindfulness to our client’s budget and project goals, as well as our ability to quickly navigate through the building permitting process.

Beginning in 2003, we have grown from a one-man shop to firm of four current employees, remaining deliberately small to prioritize and cultivate genuine relationships with our clients, consultants, and contractors. Because of our efficient and determined work ethic, our projects have gradually increased in scope, size, and quantity. We now specialize in commercial, residential, and mixed-use design services, as well as site planning, programming, space planning, renderings, conceptual drawings, and permitting/construction administration services. Our work varies from small, residential additions, to bars, restaurants, office buildings, and performance spaces, to large-scale, new construction movie theaters.

Throughout our 17 years of business, we have developed a unique approach to design. Architecture can be a confusing and chaotic endeavor, and it is our mission to simplify the noise through our tested core values:

Experiential industry knowledge

We boast a combined 50+ years of experience in site analysis, feasibility, architectural design phases, permit submissions, bidding and negotiations, and construction administration. With of our firm’s diverse experiences, we have encountered a multitude of unique conditions that have cultivated an impressive and ever-growing knowledge of our industry.

exciting creativity

Our approach to design is grounded in our extensive expertise and creativity. We produce imaginative, sustainable, and highly functional spaces informed by the wide array of backgrounds and interests held by our well-rounded team of professionals.

practical attention to detail

We believe the most exciting challenges come when we must transfer our minds’ creations into the practical built world. For this, we not only have a deep understanding of various design standards and construction methods, but we also possess practiced insight to the intricate details, tricks, and procedures required to complete a building. 

sincere and balanced professionalism

Relationships with our clients, consultants, and contractors are our highest priority, and our commitment to them extends beyond the drafting table. We eagerly support our colleagues whenever the opportunity arises. Our sincere care for our work matches our sincere care for the good of humanity, and this truth builds the foundation for our professionalism.

By implementing these distinguished values, we are passionate about bringing projects to fruition with creative, modern, and efficient solutions. Our clients, consultants, and contractors truly are our highest priority, and we work as a team to help our clients realize their vision. We welcome the opportunity to help turn your architectural vision into reality.

Team

Laura Salmo, aia
LEED BD+C

Director of Architecture

Rouke Mulder

Senior Project Manager

Lali Shipley

Project Manager

selected Clients

78741 Holdings

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Ben Siewert

The Borer Family

Collings Guitars

Dr. Colin Tam

East End Flats LLC

The ESK Group

Evan Voyles and Gail Chovan

Evan’s Medical

Kerbey Lane Cafe

 

Keller Capital

The Kome Group

Mac Brown

The McIngvale Family

Midnight Cowboy

Sam Cassell

South Austin Music

Spearhead Development

Tarantino Properties

Texican Cafe

Trademark Media

 

recognition

ACHIEVEMENTS

Juror, School of Architecture and Historic Preservation, University of Texas, Ongoing

Alamo Drafthouse (Best Movie Theater), The Highball (Best Karaoke), Kerbey Lane Café (Best Late-Night Dining),

Daruma (Coziest Little Ramen Spot) Best of Austin, Austin Chronicle 2017

Richard Weiss, Chapter President, AIA Austin, 2013

Secret Bar Guide: 8 Hidden Spots in Austin, Zagat, 19 Feb 2013

Austin Modern Home Tour, Holly Haus, 2011

Design Commission Member 2001-2011, City of Austin

Richard Weiss, Young Professional Award, AIA Austin, 2009

Commercial Design Standards Task Force Member 2004-2007, City of Austin

Design Standards Task Force, City of Austin

 

ARTICLES

AWARDS

2018 AIA Austin Homes Tour, Nellie Residence

2013 AIA Austin Homes Tour, Treemont Residence

4 Star Green Building Award, Austin Energy 2018, Habitat for Humanity Headquarters

5 Star Green Building Award, Austin Energy 2013, Webberville Flats

4 Star Green Building Award, Austin Energy 2013, South Park Duplex

5 Star Green Building Award, Austin Energy 2012, Treemont House

2010 Star Builder Award for Best Kitchen and Best Bath – Bowman Residence, Texas Association of Builders

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