WHO WE ARE

We Are a Team
of Makers

SWATCHROOM’S co-founders + team design + execute experiential places, spaces + art installations by bringing tremendous knowledge, skill + know-how to our projects.

OUR TEAM consists of architects, designers, artists, fabricators, finishers, graphic designers + branding experts. We provide a personal, intimate studio experience for our clients while tackling any scale project, with support from our talented network of creative partners. We work closely with architects, craftspeople, engineers, + general contractors to ensure quality + execution.

Warren Weixler

CO-Founder

A creative entrepreneur in the truest form, Warren is passionate about creative problem solving in both business + design. In 2013, Warren co-founded SWATCHROOM with Maggie O’Neill + together they have built a team + portfolio of work, defined by the way they approach problems + create solutions.

Warren, an architect by schooling, earned his 5-year Professional Degree (BARCH) + an Industrial Design Minor from Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech), where he explored every resource available in the architecture program. Prior to SWATCHROOM, Warren founded two successful design-build firms: DBD Studio (2008-2011) + Design Operative (2011-2013), both architectural offices specializing in franchise restaurants, retail spaces + digital fabrication installations.

SWATCHROOM is disrupting the traditional design-build model + creating experiences beyond the residential + commercial paradigm. As Principal + CEO, Warren has led the studio’s operations producing year-over-year growth.

Maggie O’Neill

Co-Founder

An artist, designer, mentor, + creative entrepreneur, Maggie believes in art that makes an impact + design that creates an experience. SWATCHROOM, which Maggie co-founded in 2013 with business partner Warren Weixler, helps clients achieve both. Through SWATCHROOM, she’s designed notable commercial spaces + private residencies throughout the Mid-Atlantic, including more than twenty restaurants + the offices for incubator 1776 in Washington, New York, + Dubai. Maggie has also designed custom installation pieces for real estate developers, private commissions, + companies like Twitter + Microsoft. In 2012, Maggie had the honor of personally delivering a portrait to President Obama, + in 2014 her “Uncle Sam” was featured on the front page of The New York Times.

Prior to SWATCHROOM, she owned + operated O’Neill Studios, a decorative finishing + design studio, for 11 years. She’s been the featured speaker for Creative Mornings DC, a two-time winner of the design category for DC Inno’s “50 on Fire,” named a “Woman of Influence” by Capitol File in 2015, + her art was featured on the cover of DC Magazine’s December 2016 issue, among other accolades.

In addition to her work, Maggie supports a number of charitable causes, + is active in her local community of Shaw in Washington, D.C. She is the founder of SUPERFIERCE, a national traveling art exhibit that highlights female artists, benefits local charities, + mentors aspiring artists.

Alex Stoller

Director of Design

Ky Powell

SR Design, Interiors

Emily Patterson

Designer

Taylor Goodson

Designer

Emily Girardi

Designer

Coleen O'Leary

Designer

Each Project Starts with A Strong Design Statement

Our multidisciplinary approach to design ensures that every decision creates a cohesive environment. The cornerstone of our philosophy is built on the act of making, resulting in products created specifically for each client + project.

Equally as critical as the design, are the techniques + people involved in fabricating + making these experiences tangible. Unique + fresh ideas stem from our design team’s diverse background in conjunction with our extensive family of artists + fabricators. Creative problem solving + collaboration are integral to our innovation.

See below for our team at work