About WA

Founded in 2010, WeisenhausArchitecture is a full service architectural firm engaging in a diverse range of project types, including retail, restaurants, office, residential, entertainment, hotels and health care. Besides focusing on individual buildings, the firm specializes in complex mixed-use projects that meld various building types into vibrant places of community.

Each project has its unique aspirations and parameters which calls for customized solutions tailored to meet its programmatic, budgetary and place-making requirements. Whether your project is large or small, traditional or ultra-contemporary, WeisenhausArchitecture can be a great partner in the successful completion of your work of architecture. 

Firm Leadership

Duane B. Weisenhaus, AIA LEED AP

President / CEO

WeisenhausArchitecture founder Duane B. Weisenhaus has over 30 years of architecture experience, most of it with some of Southern California's leading architecture firms, notably Perkowitz+Ruth, Gensler & RBB Architects.

As Project Manager for Perkowitz+Ruth, Mr. Weisenhaus successfully lead numerous projects in mixed-use, retail, entertainment and hospitality, including the Pacific Theatres Glendale 18, the anchor tenant of Caruso Affiliated's internationally acclaimed Americana at Brand.

Prior to P+R, Mr. Weisenhaus worked for the globally influential firm Gensler as Project Architect on such projects as the Cinerama Dome / ArcLight Entertainment Center in Hollywood and The Strand at Huntington Beach (retail/hotel/office mixed use). Other projects include the Dreamworks Animation Campus and the Las Vegas Monorail.

Prior to Gensler, Mr. Weisenhaus worked for various firms on diverse projects in health care, commercial, multi-family and single-family residential. He is a graduate of the School of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology.

Mr. Weisenhaus is an active member of Urban Land Institute currently on the Urban Marketplace Committee, a previous TOD Committee member and an OC Chapter Placemaking Council member. He was also a recent member of Central City Association on the Land Use and Transportation Committees.


Urban innovation Group

Mr. Weisenhaus is partner and Chief Design Officer for Urban Innovation Group (UIG). A real estate and business development company, UIG focuses on transforming urban communities to become vibrant, integrated and sustainable neighborhoods. Projects include residential, commercial and mixed-use projects in Southern and Northern California.


The Constellation Arts District, Huntsville, AL


Mixed-Use Town Center 800,000 SF

Project Manager, Conceptual Master Plan 2005

The Strand, Huntington Beach, CA


Mixed-Use Hotel/Retail/Office 250,000 SF

Project Architect, Full Architectural Services, completed 2006

The Dome Entertainment Center, Hollywood , CA


State-of-the-Art Cinema, Health Club & Restaurants 240,000 SF

Project Architect, Full Architectural Services, completed 2002


Pacific Theatres 18 @ The Americana, Glendale, CA


18-screen luxury cinema 82,000 SF

Project Manager, Full Architectural Services, completed 2008


Courtyard Marriott, Sherman Oaks, CA


High-rise hotel renovation 180,000 SF

Project Architect, Full Architectural Services, completed 2004


American Diabetes Assoc. Offices, Los Angeles, CA


Office Tenant Improvement, 4,500 SF

Full Architectural Services, completed 2012


Paul G. Stewart Apartments, Chicago, IL

Environment 7

Townhomes and High Rise Apartments 200,000 SF

Architectural Design, completed 1985


​124 Lighthouse Mall, Marina del Rey, CA

Westridge Development

Luxury 3-story home, 5,400 SF

Project Architect, Full Architectural Services, completed1988


Orange County Dialysis Center, Anaheim, CA
RBB Architects
Dialysis Center, 13,000 SF
Project Architect, Full Architectural Services, completed1994

Selected Projects

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