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

Ashley Williams

Studio Manager

Sean Mincey

Senior Accountant

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