Weiss•Magness Architects, Inc. (WMA) is a professional architectural design firm focusing on the High Technology and Industrial markets in the private sector.The firm was incorporated on April 3, 1995 with one office located at 4600 North 12th Street, in Phoenix, Arizona.In the ensuing 25 years, WMA has had the opportunity to become involved in diverse project types that range from residential, governmental, educational, retail, hospitality, light medical, speculative and corporate office to industrial and manufacturing with extensive knowledge of various construction materials and methods including cast-in-place concrete, masonry, steel, wood, pre-engineered, and modular buildings.
The firm's capabilities include initial project programming, planning and zoning, design, construction documents, bidding, and construction assistance with experience in both conventional and design-build project delivery.WMA has been responsible to compile and manage consultant teams of engineering professionals specifically selected, based on the requirements and expertise necessary for all our projects.
The firm principals are both professional registered architects with licenses in Arizona and California.Mr. Weiss and Mr. Magness have been practicing architecture together, at WMA and previously at other firms since 1984.
Raymond S. Weiss, A.I.A., as a previous resident of Santa Clara, California, provided architectural services for semiconductor corporations such as Hewlett-Packard and Intel from the early 1970’s until his relocation to Phoenix in 1984.From 1984 to 1992 Mr. Weiss worked for a Phoenix architectural firm servicing clients such as Motorola, ST Semiconductor Corp., McDonnell-Douglas Helicopter, Hughes Aircraft Company, and Sandia National Laboratories.In 1992 Mr. Weiss joined CRS Sirrine, Phoenix.As Operations Manager, he established an architectural division, specializing in the semiconductor market.Mr. Weiss received his Architecture degree from Ohio State University in 1973, California registration in 1978, and Arizona registration in 1984.He has been a member of the American Institute of Architects since 1976.
Bobby L. Magness, A.I.A., was raised in Tucson, Arizona, where he graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1978.Mr. Magness joined a Phoenix based architectural firm in 1979 where he serviced clients of different project types varying from speculative office, retail, and hospitality to industrial and high technology.In 1992 Mr. Magness joined CRS Sirrine, Phoenix, as head of the architectural / facilities planning department, in a full service design firm of over 100 employees, servicing and facilitating high technology and industrial clients such as TRW, Intel, Motorola, SGS-Thomson, and Allied Signal.Mr. Magness received his Arizona registration in 1984 and has been a member of the American Institute of Architects since 1985.