Richard Weiss

2569795007_8613c017e2_bRichard’s been working in Architecture offices since 1983 (at the tender age of 13) when he ran the blueprint department at a local architecture firm in Miami Beach, Florida. After attending Beach High (no joke), he graduated from Rice University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1992, majoring in Art, Art History, and Architecture.

In 1999, following a stint as a professional musician in the Live Music Capitol of the World (including Austin Chronicle’s best pop band in 2003-2004 and multiple SXSW showcases), he completed my B. Arch (Rice University, 1999) and earned a Masters in Community and Regional Planning (MSCRP, 2004) at the University of Texas, Austin. Richard established Weiss Architecture in 2003 after working for local and International (Arquitectonica and Durrant) Architecture firms.

Richard is active in Civic policy, having served on the City of Austin Design Commission (2001-2011) and the City of Austin Downtown Commission (2009-2011). He’s also active in the Austin Chapter American Institute of Architects, serving on the Board since 2009 and as Board President in 2012. He was the recipient of the AIA Young Architect Award in 2009 and continues to take an active role in civic pursuits. Richard loves his daughters, playing guitar, writing songs, Austin’s food and drink scene, all things nerdly (movies, music, superheroes, comics), and long walks on the beach….

Laura Salmo

8806304640_1bc54b8a72_bShe packed her seven versalia, put her initial into the belt and made herself on the way. When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown Bookmarksgrove, the headline of Alphabet Village and the subline of her own road, the Line Lane. Pityful a rethoric question ran over her cheek, then she continued her way. On her way she met a copy.