Barbara Weiss

Born in Milan in 1954, Barbara Weiss trained at the Ecole d’Architecture in Geneva and the Architectural Association in London, obtaining her AA Diploma in 1979 and becoming a member of the RIBA in 1985. She initially worked with Philip Johnson-John Burgee and Richard Meier in New York, and then with Stirling Wilford in London, prior to founding Barbara Weiss Architects in 1987.

The practice designs high quality, very bespoke projects, mainly for the residential, healthcare and commercial sectors and has won numerous awards, including the very recent AJ Retrofit Award, Building Better Healthcare Award and Civic Trust recognition for the Wokingham Medical Centre, and was shortlisted for an Architect of the Year award.

A prolific campaigner and passionate about quality of design, Barbara was an Assessor for the Civic Trust for 15 years and as a judge for the AYA awards. Recently she has been highly influential in the ‘Women in Architecture’ and ‘London Skyline’ debates and is a regular mentor for the Social Mobility Foundation and tutor for The Access Project.