Weaver Buildings

Founded in 2014, Weaver Buildings is an architecture and development company that practices in Austin, Texas and Los Angeles, California. By designing with sustainability, construction costs and market disposition in mind, Weaver Buildings realizes healthy environments and optimized returns.

Our strategy is based on this principle: it takes a team to make a building. We emphasize an interdisciplinary design process; that is, drawing with specialty consultants from the conversation’s origin. When working with contractors and craftsmen, we practice two-way team communication for a correct, timely and cost-efficient execution of the design. The endurance of team communication, with investors, clients, consultants, contractors, brokers and appraisers is the key to a thoughtful and seamless solution. We value laughter and empathy in communication for the expression of vivacious and positive environments.


Jen Weaver, AIA RID LEED AP

Jen Weaver is an architect and developer passionate about the market realization of high-performance buildings. She  actively participates in Urban Land Institute, particularly the FutureBuild Committee, is a member of United States Green Building Council, and is an active member of the American Institute of Architects, with regular writing contributions to Texas Architect magazine. To increase the market realization of high-performance buildings, Jen is also a commercial advisor to Incentifind, a sustainability incentive, rebate and funding database. Findings are optimized through AI and provide a range of savings potentials in a single deliverable.

Jen graduated from the University of Southern California Price School of Public Policy with a Master of Real Estate Development where her research describes the potentials of greenhouse gas capture and Clean Air Infrastructure Real Estate futures.

Prior to Weaver Buildings, Jen focused on technical architecture in mid-rise renovations and restorations in New York City, significantly 36 Gramercy Park East and 54 Bond. In New York, she also designed and permitted the renovation of several brownstones. Her interest in integrated building delivery processes began at a design-build firm after graduating from The University of Texas School of Architecture. During school, she focused on the details of building by acting as an estimator at a masonry company and interning at an architectural lighting design firm.


Registrations

Registered Architect, Texas Board of Architectural Examiners, No. 25468
Registered Interior Designer, Texas Board of Architectural Examiners, No. 12249
LEED AP, United States Green Building Council

Publications

Written Ideas
Weaver, Jen. “After the Flood,” Texas Architect Magazine; November / December 2018.
Weaver, Jen. “Houston Water Considers Options,” Texas Architect Magazine; May / June 2018.
Weaver, Jen. “Park Life,” Texas Architect Magazine; November / December 2017.
Weaver, Jen. “Haskell Health House: Design Manifesto,” September 2016.
Weaver, Jen. “How to Design and Build a Trail,” Instructables; February 2015.
Weaver, Jen. ”Bound: Using Form to Communicate Intent,” iFashion Network; December 2010.
Weaver, Jen. “The New Nude: Raw Minimalism,” iFashion Network; November 2010.
In the News
Widner, Cindy. “First look: East Side micro-lofts Love More,” Curbed Austin, 11/19/2018.
Green Building Taiwan. “Haskell Health House,” May 2018.
Menez, Gene.“The Call of Hypernature,” Austin Home, Winter 2016.
Haskell Health House / Weaver Buildings,” ArchDaily, 4/10/2016.
Widner, Cindy. “Eastside Contemporary Makes Luxury of Smallness,” Curbed Austin, 11/11/2016.
Haskell Health House: Small, tall and built to Maximize Utility,” Architizer, 9/27/2016.
Cowart, Holly. “Social Hour: Haskell Health House Design Preview Party,” Tribeza, 7/19/2016.
Modern Kirsal,” Maire Claire Maison Turkiye, 10/12/2016.
Haskell Health House – Urban Garden Home in Austin,” Home World Design, 9/2/2016.
Speech
Design Week, “Long Live Design vs Design is Dead.” November 2016.
TEDx, “Building Momentum in Post-Recovery Haiti.” May 2015.