Maurice E. Weintraub Architect

Firm Profile

Maurice E. Weintraub Architect is an architecture, planning and design firm, located in the heart of Philadelphiaís western suburbs dedicated to providing quality architectural design services.  While being creative and innovative, the firmís designs reflect the needs and the budget of his clients.  The firmís principal, Maurice Weintraub, a native Philadelphian, established the firm in 1992 following 10 years of project management and design experience with Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates.

Maurice E. Weintraub Architect offers a complete range of architectural services from planning and design through construction observation.  Maurice Weintraub is a licensed architect in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and New York and has been a member of the American Institute of Architects since 1986.

Maurice Weintraub works closely with his clients, personally overseeing each project.  His 35 years of experience help keep projects on schedule and within budget.  Critical to the success of any project is communication.  The firm strives to establish an effective working relationship between the client, the architect and the contractor.  In the best interest of his clients Maurice Weintraub works to create an atmosphere of mutual respect and effective communication where all parties work together towards a common goal.

Computer modeling plays a significant role in the firms work and is used throughout the design process.  Renderings and animations help clients see their projects - greatly reducing the anxiety over what to expect.  In addition these models serve as an invaluable design tool.

The firmís extensive architectural library is another valuable asset serving as an important resource through the design and building process. A collection of over one thousand current and out of print books, cover a broad range of topics including architecture, art, interior design, design, decorative arts, landscape architecture, site planning, building construction, building materials, construction detailing, construction management and building specifications.

Maurice Weintraub received his undergraduate degree in 1980 at Pennsylvania State University and received his Master of Architecture in 1982 from the University of Pennsylvania. After completing his formal education, he began working at the internationally known firm of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia. During his 10 years with VSBA he worked closely with both partners, Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown. His involvement ranged from planning and design to construction administration. He worked on many projects ranging in scale from houses to museums. As a representative of the firm he traveled to the Far East marketing their services. His drawings for Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates have been published in numerous magazines and have been in exhibitions in such places as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia and the National Gallery in London. He became an Associate at the firm in 1991.

Maurice Weintraub began his own firm in 1992 from his home in the East Oak Lane neighborhood of Philadelphia.  In 1995 he and his family moved to the western suburbs of Philadelphia where he established his office in the center of Wayne.  Maurice's work is comprised of a variety of residential, commercial and institutional projects -- most recently completing a small administration building for the Goshen Friends School in East Goshen, and a renovation to Wayne Jewelers in Wayne.  Additionally he has worked on many residential projects within the Philadelphia region.  As well his projects have taken him to places as far as Rehoboth Beach Delaware, Eagles Mere Pennsylvania, the Sassafras River in Maryland, Long Island New York, and South Berwick, Maine.

As the firmís principal, Maurice Weintraub is dedicated to serving his clients, offering them the acquired knowledge of over three decades of experience in the profession. His creative approach to design and management are a valuable asset to clients.


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