6624 Dume Drive

Tel: 310 457 1809


ERW Design

ERW Design is a multi-disciplinary firm with projects that include architecture, site and landscape design, interiors, and exhibitions.

While our work is stylistically diverse, our projects share a common approach in their concern for the unfolding of interior and exterior space. Our work addresses issues of flow, sequence, and destination - the choreography of structures, vistas, and routes.

We are especially attuned to opportunities for integrating architecture and landscape. We formulate sequences from interior to exterior: main structures, transition spaces - terraces, paths, courtyards - and gardens and accessory structures.

In a studio-like atmosphere, we approach each project with attention to its unique conditions, and develop solutions that reflect and interpret the program, site, and budget as outlined by our client. These solutions, both aesthetic and tectonic, are cultivated to form a strategy of 'quiet architecture,' and a sense of inevitability.

Elaine René-Weissman is an architect whose education and work experience reflects her background in the arts. She studied painting and art history, and worked in the applied arts in New York City, including theater design. The transition to architecture established a course of work that was utilitarian, full-scale, and collective in spirit. She received a Master of Architecture from the Yale School of Architecture in 1988, earning the Sielaff Award, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts, New York City, studying with artists Richard Artschwager and Bruce Boice, and art historian Douglas Crimp.

We encourage and welcome our clients' participation in the development of their projects, and our services are calibrated to suit their requirements. We provide general design services, as well as specifically tailored stand-alone services, such as Master Planning, facility services, and design consulting.

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