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.

Weaver Buildings has successfully consulted for private clients on the conversion of 130+ condominiums. As well, they designed, developed and acted as GC for several condominiums as Accessory Dwelling Units.


Jen Weaver, AIA

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, and is a member of United States Green Building Council. Jen currently attends the University of Southern California Price School of Public Policy seeking a Master of Real Estate Development. 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 in 2006.

Read her Curriculum Vitae here.


Publications

Written Ideas
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.
Architecture
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.