Be Inspired By Our Incredible Team

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more dedicated and passionate group of people – and we’d be hard pressed to find better coworkers! Our Residential and Commercial Designers have decades of combined experience in the architectural design industry and each bring a unique perspective to the table. Our commitment to design excellence extends far beyond our custom residential capabilities. We are passionate about designing buildings that positively impact the lives of the people that occupy them and actively seek outcomes that will ultimately enrich our lives, our communities, and our environment.

  • David Webber

    David Webber, AIA

    Founder + Principal Architect

    David is the Principal, founder, and heart of Webber + Studio, which he founded in 1997. Born and raised in Austin, TX, David achieved his Bachelor of Architecture with Highest Honors from the University of Texas at Austin in 1992.

  • Jeremy Zick

    Jeremy Zick

    CEO

    Jeremy Zick leads with a vision. And as CEO of Webber + Studio, it’s his job to make opportunities happen every day. Whether that be spotting deals for real estate development projects, streamlining what might seem impossible, or strategically spotting what others might miss.

  • Marek Hnizda

    Marek Hnizda, AIA, LEED AP, BD + C

    Multifamily + Commercial Director

    Marek is a master hobbyist whose penchant for woodworking, machinery, marquetry, automotive design, and other handicrafts infuses his work as an architect. These passions are of particular value to our clients, who can rely on Marek’s acute design eye and quiet, confident leadership to carry a project through to completion.

  • Stefan Bader

    Stefan Bader, RA, LEED GA

    Custom Residential Architect + Director

    Stefan is a senior member of the Webber + Studio team, with ten years under his belt. As manager of the residential arm of our firm, Stefan leads his team of talented designers with a level of commitment, expertise, and enthusiasm that is simply unmatched in the industry.

  • Hayden Geller

    Hayden Geller

    Operations Manager

    Hayden describes herself as a “professional organized person.” As the firm’s Operations Manager, she deftly balances people, priorities, and processes and keeps them all moving toward successfully fulfilling office objectives.

  • Jasmin Jenkins

    Jasmin Jenkins, NAAB, AIA, NOMA

    Project Designer

    Clients, colleagues, and contractors alike will tell you that Jasmin’s ability to create meaningful connections is rivaled only by her innate skill as a designer.

  • Miguel Cantu - Project Designer

    Miguel Cantu

    Project Designer

    A talented photographer, Miguel brings both a keen eye and unparalleled ability to capture candid moments to his work as a designer.

  • Ray Santana-Linares

    Ray Santana-Linares

    Project Designer

    Ray is a young designer with an innovative spirit. His design philosophy is rooted in the understanding of and appreciation for conceptual architecture and his vigorous pursuit of humanity in architectural design makes him an invaluable contributor to the fulfillment of our firm’s mission.

  • Michael Ovalle

    Project Designer

    Michael lends his voracious appetite for artistic expression through architecture to his work in multifamily…

David Webber

David Webber, AIA

Founder + Principal Architect

David is the Principal, founder, and heart of Webber + Studio, which he founded in 1997. Born and raised in Austin, TX, David achieved his Bachelor of Architecture with Highest Honors from the University of Texas at Austin in 1992.

David’s commitment to his craft is evidenced not only by the award-winning designs he creates, but also by the exemplary team he leads. In addition to his numerous accomplishments as a distinguished architect, David is a gifted manager, mentor, and friend to each and every young designer he works with. He is passionate about building a better world and has served on the Board of Directors for Frameworks Community Development Corp., the Board of Directors for the Ballet Austin, AIA Austin’s Facilities Committee, and was a Co-Chair for the AIA National Committee on Design at the Spring 2017 Conference.

Jeremy Zick

Jeremy Zick

CEO

Jeremy Zick leads with a vision. And as CEO of Webber + Studio, it’s his job to make opportunities happen every day. Whether that be spotting deals for real estate development projects, streamlining what might seem impossible, or strategically spotting what others might miss–Jeremy works to monetize how a strong desire for a sense of community drives the needs of today’s business and development world. In his words: anyone can create a blueprint; it’s how that blueprint adds value, improves lives, and elevates sought-after lifestyles that define success.

A world traveler, sailor, and musician, Jeremy returned to the U.S. after previously leading Lifeafar in Medellin, Colombia. As president there, he led the expansion of this travel lifestyle + investment + asset management company from a small startup to a team of more than 100+ people in five Latin American cities and two countries. An architect and designer by training, Jeremy loves rolling up his sleeves and getting dirty while overseeing business operations, recruiting top executive talent, and building brands that span the globe. His experience building a company from scratch in a developing country has provided the entrepreneurial expertise and track record to spot and translate deals, hit financial projections, and serve as a leader in the global real estate development world.

Jeremy holds a Bachelors degree in Environmental Design from the University of Colorado in Boulder, where he earned honors in sustainable and green architecture.

Marek Hnizda

Marek Hnizda, AIA, LEED AP, BD + C

Multifamily + Commercial Director

After earning a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Maryland Baltimore County, Marek went on to earn both a Bachelor of Science as well as a Masters in Architecture at the University of Maryland. Marek embraces the dichotomy of build-ability, aesthetics, and attention to detail. Prior to joining Webber + Studio as a project manager in 2016, he worked at Bonstra | Haresign Architects in Washington D.C. for 8 years. Marek is fluent in Czech, English, and German.

Marek is a master hobbyist whose penchant for woodworking, machinery, marquetry, automotive design, and other handicrafts infuses his work as an architect. These passions are of particular value to our clients, who can rely on Marek’s acute design eye and quiet, confident leadership to carry a project through to completion. He is especially interested in building and construction and you will often find him on site managing the technical translation of 2D design into 3D reality.

Stefan Bader

Stefan Bader, RA, LEED GA

Custom Residential Architect + Director

Stefan is a senior member of the Webber + Studio team, with more than ten years under his belt. As manager of the residential arm of our firm, Stefan leads his team of talented designers with a level of commitment, expertise, and enthusiasm that is simply unmatched in the industry. He runs a tight ship and sets high expectations for his team, the results of which are reflected in the award-winning architecture they create. He is driven by superior attention to detail and a technical steadfastness that benefits clients and colleagues alike.

Born in Würzburg, Germany, Stefan Bader graduated with a Diplom Engineer degree in architecture from the Technische Universität München. He was a Research and Teaching Assistant at The University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture at the Center of Sustainable Development. Stefan achieved a Master of Science in Sustainable Design at UTSoA and, upon graduating, began working at Rhode Partners with focus on residential, mixed-used residential, and hospitality projects in Austin. Stefan is fluent in German, English, and French. Outside of the office, he enjoys spending quality time with his wife, son, and dog.

Hayden Geller

Hayden Geller

Operations Manager

Hayden describes herself as a “professional organized person.” As the firm’s Operations Manager, she deftly balances people, priorities, and processes and keeps them all moving toward successfully fulfilling office objectives. She is constantly engaged in improving office systems in order to ensure the design team is able to devote the bulk of their time to their projects. Hayden is passionate about cultivating a productive work environment, maximizing efficiency, and analyzing processes with an eye towards optimization.

In her free time, you’ll find Hayden in the pool, playing pub trivia, singing karaoke, reading, or serving as Executive Slice President of the Austin Cake Club. She has auditioned for Jeopardy three times (so far).

Jasmin Jenkins

Jasmin Jenkins, NAAB, AIA, NOMA

Project Designer

Jasmin is an exceptional designer and mentor whose commitment to community is reflected in her work on our multifamily team. Her active participation in local and national organizations, particularly those serving underrepresented populations, makes her uniquely well-suited to provide intelligent design solutions that support our mission to better our communities through purpose-built projects.

Jasmin holds a Masters in Architecture from Florida International University in Miami. Her favorite place outside of the office is the roller skating rink, where she likes to get lost in the music and relive memories of time spent as a competitive roller figure skater turned jam skater. As if that wasn’t cool enough, she also makes a mean Cuban cafecito, yet another skill the Webber + Studio team endlessly benefits from.

Miguel Cantu - Project Designer

Miguel Cantu

Project Designer

Miguel is a precise, detail-oriented residential designer able to successfully execute every phase of the home design process, from preliminary coordination to design development to construction management. He is well-versed in the benefits of blending efficiency with excellency, having served many years ushering high-end design from start to completion across a diverse portfolio of clients and budgets.

Miguel is a Texas native and holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Texas at San Antonio. When he’s not designing or acting as our in-house photographer, you can find Miguel bouldering, rollerblading, or riding his bike. He is fluent in English and Spanish.

Ray Santana-Linares

Ray Santana-Linares

Project Designer

As an integral member of the multifamily design team, Ray applies his innate leadership skills to the execution and coordination of complex projects. His innovative, conceptual approach to problem-solving combined with his mastery of leading-edge technical tools and 3D modeling software support the Webber + Studio mission to provide efficient, optimized design without sacrificing quality.

Ray hails from San Antonio and holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He enjoys home improvement projects, music, and spending quality time with his wife and dog.

Michael Ovalle

Project Designer

Michael lends his voracious appetite for artistic expression through architecture to his work in multifamily and commercial design. He is always among the first to suggest unconventional creative solutions to complex problems and is relentless in his efforts to turn these problems into unique design opportunities…that benefit the community, resellable.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree and Bachelor of Science in Environment Design degree from The University of Houston. He is fluent in English and Spanish.