Weinstein A|U Architects + Urban Designers, LLC is an integrated design firm that provides innovative design solutions appropriate to the individual circumstances of each client. We are committed to understanding a site and program from the subtlest nuance to the most restrictive constraint. each new project presents an educational opportunity-for the architects and client. Design teams engage in an inspired, rational and conceptual dialogue with clients that result in a systematic prioritization of design issues and concepts. Pragmatic principles, complex problem solving, creative thinking and a desire to add value to the project and its community shape the designers' approach. Layers of information and meaning are revealed through the rigorous, rational and simultaneous analysis of multiple issues.
Ed Weintstein is an award-winning architect who has practised in the Puget Sound region for 38 years. A principal and founder of Winstein A|U Architects + Urban Designers, he has successfully assisted a wide variety of clients in solving complex problems, arriving at unique design solutions that meet the specific needs of each client.
Ed is recognized as one of our region's leading designers. His firm's projects have recieved 47 Seattle Chapter, Northwest and Pacific Region, and National AIA design awards. For his design accomplishments, he has served on numerous AIA design juries throughout the country, including the 2000 National AIA Honor Awards jury and the 2002 Chicago AIA Honor Awards Jury. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.
Ed collaborates on the design of all projects in the office and has helped realize many of the firm's institutional projects, including the award-winning City of Seattle West Police Precinct/911 Communication Center. Ed's strength as communicator and consensus builder has contributed to the success of many multi–constituent and public projects such as the City of Seattle's fire Station 10/Fire Alarm Center/Emergency Operations Center and the New Holly Redevelopment. Ed is currently working with the Hawaiian Homelands community to design the Waiohuli Community Center on a 17–acre site at Waiohuli, Maui.
Lasley's passion is designing for the future of Seattle and the Northwest. Lasley's work in often complex, with multi–disciplinary teams. She thinks strategically and is able to help bring diverse groups to a consensus. Clients reply on her to help solve their most challenging issues.
Since joining Weinstein A|U in 1996, she has worked on a wide variety of architectural projects and some of the major urban design projects in Seattle; the Piston & Ring Building, Agnes Lofts, and multiple projects with Seattle Center – including all three major capital projects on campus – represent just a few. In addition to architecture, Lesley works on urban design projects that extend the reach of good design. She also works regularly with the City of Seattle, influencing and writing policies that impact the city's future. She is currently rewriting the City's Design Guidelines to be based on sustainability and conceptual thinking.
Lasley is very active in the community. She has served on the Board of ARCADE magazine for eight years, and is a committed member of AIA's urban design committee. She has served on numerous committees for the Downtown Seattle Association, led charettes for Allied Arts, and regularly participates as a juror, ranging from graduate studio critiques to professional awards for the AIA, including selection of finalists for national Firm of the Year and Gold Medalists. She has traveled to Europe and Aisa with the international Sustainability Institute to look at cutting–edge sustainable practices around the world.
Milton Won joined Weinstein A|U in 1986 as a project manager for range of commercial, institutional and multi–family residential projects. Currently he is the project manager for the PEAK, a Boys & Girls Club and Teen Center on Mercer Island. He was the project manager for the recent;y completed, LEED Silver certified and award–winning Fire Station 10/Fire Alarm Center/ Emergency Operations Center. Milton was also the project manager for the University Village parking garage, which included redevelopment of existing property to add 70,000–sf of retail space and a new parking structure with approximately 800 parking spaces.
Milton has been the project manager on several other award–winning design projects, including the City of Seattle West Police Precinct/911 Communications Center, the Olympic Natural Resources Center for the University of Washington, and the Banner Building of Washington, and Banner Building.
Previously, Milton was an associate with Loschky, Marquardt and Nesholm, where he was project manager for a number of large institutional and military projects, most notably the $125 million San Diego Convention Center.