Lobby of Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin, Texas

richard weiss, aia


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Richard Weiss founded Weiss Architecture in 2003, after working at both local and international design firms. As lead designer for a diverse group of commercial, workplace, hospitality, academic and civil buildings, his understanding of memorable placemaking provides clients with cost effective solutions that transform their environment. Richard has chaired and participated on various local and state design boards and design juries. He was the 2009 recipient of the AIA Young Architect Award.


Rice University, Bachelors in Architecture

University of Texas at Austin, Masters in Community and Regional Planning

community involvement

AIA Austin, Board Member (2008-2012)

Texas Society of Architects, Board Member (2012-2014)

Umlauf Sculpture Garden, Board Member (2019-2020)

City of Austin Design Commission (2001-2011)

City of Austin Downtown Commission (2008-2011)

City of Austin Commercial Design Standards Task Force (2004-2007)

Select project experience

City of Austin East Riverside Corridor Master Plan, Austin, Texas

The Baker School Campus (Adaptive Reuse), Austin, Texas

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (Austin, Denver, NYC, LA, St. Louis)

Montopolis Mixed Use Development, Austin, Texas

Collings Guitar Manufacturing Facility, Austin, Texas

Webberville Mixed Use Development, Austin, Texas

612 Corporate Headquarters, Austin, Texas

Kerbey Lane Cafe Corporate Campus, Austin, Texas

Kerbey Lane Cafe Restaurants, Multiple locations, Austin, Texas

Kome Group Restaurants, Multiple locations, Austin, Texas

TradeMark Media Headquarters, Austin, Texas

The Highball Performance Lounge, Austin, Texas

Barrel O’ Fun Performance Lounge, Austin, Texas

House of Wax Performance Lounge, Brooklyn, New York

Video Vortex Performance Lounge, Los Angeles, California

Kyle Parkway Office Building, Kyle, Texas

East End Flats Development, Austin, Texas

Garden Street Development, Austin, Texas