Committee Member: Warren Weixler
DC - Co-Founder of SWATCHROOM
Customization is key for Warren Weixler, the Co-Founder of SWATCHROOM, a design, art, and fabrication team based out of DC. Weixler’s attitude and drive to create unique spaces for their clients may come from his interests and attitude. From his dream car being an early 60’s Porsche with an electric conversion, to his favorite dinner being breakfast, Weixler is a character who will create a space as unique as he is. His inspiration to create may come from his aching curiosity “I'm constantly curious about how and why things work. From ideas to machines,” explains Weixler. If you find yourself at a bar or restaurant in DC where the atmosphere and interiors work together harmoniously and quirkley, chances are that you are seeing Weixler’s work. Keep an eye out for the interior innovations of Weixler and his team.
Newport News, Va by way of Long Island NY.
Shaw Neighborhood of DC.
Bachelors in Architecture from Virginia Tech with an Industrial Design Minor.
Basketball - College and Pro.
Basketball and road cycling.
3 month European Trip in College to study famous Architecture - visited 37 cities.
Currently on a quest to go to every US State - I have 37 so far.
Southeast Asia trip revolving around food would be amazing.
Breakfast for dinner.
PATO AL PASTOR (slow roasted duck) at Poca Madre.
Peter Zumthor - My favorite designer/architect. He would be great to nerd out with about design and theory.
Questlove - I am a drummer and I know our road trip playlist would be on point.
Dave Chappelle - He is a local to DC and would keep the laughs and party going.
Duck Tales and Fresh Prince.
Anything Wes Anderson
Tribe Called Quest, Dispatch, and Peter Tosh.
80's jams are a must.
Red Hot Chili Peppers in Philly.
1990 Range Rover Classic.
Early 60's Porsche 912 with an Electric Conversion.
Scotch and soda.
Scotch and soda.
Okracoke Island, NC.
As it relates to my business - At your worst, your decisions are still better than most.
Personally - to whom much is given, much is required.
Making. Creating and Building something out of nothing. Then being able to go and experience that place or space.
I have always been a maker and interested in design. My grandfather was a master carpenter and it most certainly rubbed off on me.
Currently I co-own a creative design firm called SWATCHROOM. We focus on brand, art, and experience design specializing in hospitality, developer re-positioning, and site specific installations.
We are responsible for some of the best restaurant and bar spaces in DC and across the US.
I love to teach. Specifically in the local design schools. I love being part of critiques for design studios.
I'm constantly curious about how and why things work. From ideas to machines. I love to travel.
I am a creative Entrepreneur. I work best under pressure.