Embarking on an architectural journey is exciting. By the time clients reach our office, they are brimming with ideas, hopes, and dreams, and eager to dive right in to the possibilities. They are very rarely excited to talk about logistics. Nonetheless, this is where we typically kick off our relationship, and for good reason.
This step isn’t exactly glamorous, but it is important in that it provides us with our first opportunity to reassure clients that we take our process seriously. Our rigorous adherence to it is how we unburden clients of the more mundane elements of the architectural experience and, in doing so, we all become the beneficiaries of increased creative breathing room to imagine a design that reflects their values.
And then, we listen.
We listen to our clients in order to better understand their goals. We listen to the site to understand its foundation, history, and potential. We listen to the sun to determine the best layout for harnessing energy and capturing early morning and warm afternoon light. We listen to the wind to establish protective barriers. We listen to the trees to create verdant, tranquil spaces for outdoor gatherings. We listen to the community to foster meaningful connections amongst neighbors.
Before we are designers, we are directors, explorers, investigators, and detectives. Only once we have gathered as much data as possible do we endeavor to design a physical expression of this information, to capture our clients’ imagination.
Welcome to Oculus
28th Annual AIA Austin Homes Tour
A Home For a Tango Dancer
Technology + Design
Challenges + Solutions in a 1909 Clarksville Bungalow
A Downtown Austin Loft Remodel
A Modern Take on a Hunting Lodge
Houzz Feature on an A.D. Stenger Remodel
Design for the People
Studio Insight: Vals Hope
Things We Love: Woven
Dubai Called. They Would Like Some Villas
Studio Insight: Modern Life, Nature, and the Built Environment
Studio Insight: Kevin Watters
A Tale of Two Buildings
Architecture in Schools: Week 1
Studio Insight: Ayesha Erkin
Architecture in Schools: Weeks 2 + 3
Architecture in Schools: Week 4
Studio Insight: Mari Russ
Architecture in Schools: Week 5
Studio Insight: Jackelinne Su
Studio Insight: Ray Linares
Great Fence? Great Neighbor.
Luxe Magazine Spring 2016
Studio Insight: Peter Zumthor
Horseshoe Bay: A View of a Waterfront Retreat
We’re Hiring! + Junior Staff Designer
We’re Hiring! + Project Architect
International Day of Happiness : 2018
We’re Hiring! + Junior Project Designer
Webber + Studio receives 2019 AIA Austin Firm Achievement Award
AIA Austin Homes Tour 2019
Our Response COVID-19
Safer at Home
W+S & Redfin: Building a House with Minimal Space
W+S in Dwell
Freedom of the Unknown
Listen First, Design Second
Designing for Our Past, Present, and Future
Anatomy of a Site Visit
Creative Reuse and Reusing Creatively
Trust in the Process
Designing a Team
Designing a Policy
Design Deep Dive: Westwood Country Club Marina
What is Beautiful Architecture?
Notes on Gratitude
Business in the Front, Party in the Back
What Makes Architecture Unique?
Toyath Residence on Rethinking the Future
Ask These 9 Questions BEFORE You Hire an Architect in Austin
The Psychology of Architecture