During a recent look back at some of the projects we’ve completed over the years, it occurred to us that we’ve accomplished some pretty extraordinary things. This is not a new realization, of course; indeed, we’re proud of the work we do. Even still, so much of our time is spent future planning that we welcome the rare opportunity to pause and reflect on projects past and reminisce about what we think made each one special.
Take our Toyath project, for example. Our clients entrusted us with modernizing this Clarksville home, a challenge we did not take lightly considering the home’s rich history as a freedman’s cottage. We set out to prove that it is possible to be both historically and environmentally responsible while also executing a modern design in a way that enhances both. The result is at once inevitable and unexpected, and visitors are often taken aback by the space that awaits them behind the historic home’s unassuming facade. Take a look for yourself here.
The Welcome II the Dawn project challenged us to marry an eclectic assortment of seemingly incongruent client goals, specifically climate-adapted design, Texas minimalism, and a smattering of tantalizing details paying homage to the home’s muse: Prince. We think the finished product turned out almost as provocative as the late artist himself.
Lastly, the Barcode House on Columbus Street is a perfect representation of what’s possible when designers lean in to challenges. The lot on which this home sits was deemed unbuildable due to the presence of two majestic live oak trees whose critical root zone rippled beneath the surface. Never ones to shy away from hard work, we set out to optimize the available (albeit oddly-shaped) footprint and ultimately designed a home that is smart, ultra-sleek, and modern (and one of our most budget-sensitive projects, to boot). You can read more about this formidable build here.
Each of these projects reinforces our firm’s belief that architectural beauty is more than just expensive materials and clean lines. Our work is as diverse as our clientele, and each project tells a unique story that is a reflection of who our clients are and how they want to be in the world. We’re grateful for the opportunity to help turn their goals into reality.
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