Amy Weinstein

Amy Weinstein is an American architect. Her work has gained attention for its attention to the visual appeal of faceted, polychrome detail while maintaining a modernist sensibility. Her buildings characteristically feature multicolored facades, elaborately worked railings, or bricks arranged in bold patterns.[1]

She is known for her buildings in Washington, D.C., which are concentrated in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.[1]


Weinstein grew up in Somerset, Maryland.[2] She earned her M.A. in architecture at the University of Pennsylvania.[2] Her first professional job was as an architect was in Robert Venturi's firm.[2] She next worked for the Washington D.C. firm Abel & Weinstein, where her architect father, Jesse Weinstein, was a partner.[2]

She later joined the firm of her husband, architect Phil Esocoff.[1] In October, 2015, the couple closed their boutique firm and joined the Washington office of the international design firm Gensler.[3][4]

Notable buildingsEdit

  • Townhomes on Capitol Hill (Ellen Wilson Dwellings), a mixed-income development replacing the abandoned Ellen Wilson public housing project, noted for its contextual echoing of the form and polychrome brick of the neighborhood's traditional town houses.[5][3][2]
  • 700 Penn, a mixed-use development on Pennsylvania Avenue in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, combining residential, office and retail use between 7th and 8th streets SE, and between Pennsylvania and C Street, SE.[1]
  • Hine Junior High School, 7th Street SE, Washington D.C.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d Hurley, Amanda kolson (12 September 2014). "Amy Weinstein's New Eastern Market Building Is Exuberantly Victorian". Washington City Paper. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e Mencimer, Stephanie (25 October 1996). "Building Blocks Architect Amy Weinstein Is Redesigning Capitol Hill One Block at a Time". Washington City Paper. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b Rothstein, Ethan (1 October 2015). "Power Couple Closes Boutique, Joins Gensler". BizNow. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  4. ^ Cernovitz, David (5 January 2016). "The new year brings changes to the top of Gensler's D.C. office". Washington Business Journal. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  5. ^ Schulberg, Jessica (3 November 2013). "Built to replace Ellen Wilson housing project, townhouses are a mixed-income model". Washington Post. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  6. ^ Goldchain, Michelle (8 March 2017). "8 notable D.C. buildings and spaces designed by female architects". Curbed. Retrieved 13 September 2017.