Christina Weppner Professional History
Christina Weppner is a registered, licensed architect in NY State. She is also certified by The National Council of Architects Registration Boards (NCARB) which gives her easy access to reciprocity to work in other states. She primarily designs residential and business renovations in New York City.
Christina received her BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in scenic and costume design. She had a seventeen-year career as a designer working in New York and regional theater, and as a scenic artist for theater, TV, and feature films.
She has designed sets and/or costumes for Broadway, Off-Broadway, opera, and regional theater. She has done everything from original scripts, new musicals, corporate industrials, classics, revivals and summer stock.
Following her career in theater, she received her BArch degree from Pratt Institute graduating summa cum laude. She worked for Gwathmey Seigel Architects & Associates and then Maurer and Maurer Architects. She then co-founded Springpoint Design with architect partner Wilton Duckworth with whom she had worked in the theater. After becoming licensed, she opened her own firm, Weppner Architect, now Weppner Architects. She has been working in NYC-area lofts, co-ops, and condominiums, to maximize square footage, enhance visual balance and flow, and emphasize the unique character and charm of each space.
Christina lives on Manhattan’s upper west side with her husband, John, and their brown tabby cats, Bette and Beau. She enjoys: exploring other cultures though their art and architecture, food and wine; reading mystery stories; concerts and jazz performances; watching movies; introducing friends to each other, and giving great parties!
Why Work With Weppner Architects?
Christina’s theater design experience is integral to her design and thought process. She is inspired to create the “ideal” space for her clients. With every theatrical design project, she was charged with shaping an area that would assist the actors in developing their storyline. She was responsible for ensuring that the physical space on the set would physically enhance - and not limit or disrupt - the development of the characters as they moved through their story.
As we all know, square footage is at a premium in the New York metropolitan area, and time is of the essence for busy professionals. Weppner Architects can improve your home and/or workspace so that it is not only “better,” but that it works better for you, reflecting your individuality and lifestyle. Her sophisticated aesthetic and heritage in theatre design offers clients a potent combination of elegance and flair. She is known for devising ingenious solutions for small-spaced city apartments and lofts.
Offering the precision of her architectural training with rigorous attention to safety codes and ethical standards, complemented by a rich design background in theatre arts and interior design, Christina Weppner delivers added value to take your project to a dynamic level. She designs your space to support your life. You will be amazed by the possibilities she discovers, and realizes in your transformed space!
PEOPLE… MOVEMENT… SPACE… LIGHT… COLOR…
Christina Weppner’s design philosophy is deeply rooted in a refined elegance: her understanding of the nuances of color, line, balance, scale, and proportion.
Her approach is to engage in a collaborative relationship with each client sharing her expertise, knowledge and acumen in order to inspire extraordinary design solutions. She takes great joy in finding new approaches and exciting materials to incorporate into her work. Christina loves working with clients to help them discover their own self-expression - and then they can explore together finding innovative design elements for their living space.
With a deep understanding of the evocative qualities of color, the nature and range of materials, and a finely tuned, innate sense of scale and proportion, Christina knows how to make a space feel comfortable and welcoming. Once her design comes together, it is hard to imagine it any other way: it feels pleasurable and inevitable. She has the clarity of vision to integrate all of a room’s design components to achieve a functional, and visually stunning, architectural outcome.