Jane Weinzapfel

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Minneapolis, Minnesota


  • Ampitheatre High School, Tuscon Az (1962)
  • Ampitheatre High School, Tuscon Az (1962)

Years of practice



  • Earl R. Flansburgh
  • Wallace Floyd Ellenzweig Moore (Project Manager- 1970s)
  • Jane Weinzapfel Architect
  • Leers, Weinzapfel Associates Architects (1982-present)
  • University of Arizona (1996, 1999)
  • Boston Architectural College (1987, 1995-96)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1974-76)

Professional organizations

  • Joined AIA in 1982
  • Became AIA fellow in 1994

Related websites


Boston, Massachusetts, industrial, institutional, residential


Early Life and Education

Jane Weinzapfel was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Raised in Tucson, Arizona, Weinzapfel received a Bachelor of Architecture from University of Arizona’s School of Architecture.

Career in Architecture

After graduating from college, Weinzapfel moved to Boston, Massachusetts and began work for a large architecure firm. From 1980-1982 she was in private architecture practice, but began a firm with Andrea Leers in 1982. Leers Weinzapfel and Associates (LWA) and Weinzapfel have recieved many design awards from the Boston area and the AIA.

Weinzapfel has also been an architecture educator at several colleges and universities. She was a Professor of Architecture at MIT (1974-1976), a thesis advisor at Boston Architectural College (1987, 1995-96), a Visiting Critic for the University of Arizona School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (1996, 1999), and served as a design juror and speaker at numerous universities in the US and abroad. Weinzapfel is licensed in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire. Weinzapfel was chosen as design architect for the new Logan Airport Terminal in Boston in 1994. As a member of the Boston Society of Architects, Weinzapfel worked on an  AIA convention in Boston.

Major Buildings and Projects

  • Martin Center for Engineering Design, MIT,  Cambridge, MA (1984)
  • Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Operations Control Center, Boston, MA    (1993)
  • Ayer Astronomy Observatory, Milton Academy, Milton, MA (1992)
  • Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Park Street Station Entry and Exit Kiosks
  •  Boston, MA  (1990)
  • Grainger Astronomy Observatory, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH (1989
  • University of Pennsylvania Gateway Complex
  • Princeton Chilled Water Plant
  • Harvard Science Center

Press and Awards

  • AIA’s Architecture Firm Award (2007- Leers, Weinzapfel and Associates)
  • MBTA Operations Center Project: Progressive Architecture Design Award Citation; Boston Society of Architects Honor Award
  • Boston Employer of the Year Award (1993)
  • MBTA Kiosks Project: Boston Society of Architects Special Award for Urban Infrastructure
  • Grainger Observatory Project: New England Regional Council of the AIA, Design Award; Boston Society of Architects, Design Certificate
  • WTS Boston Woman of the Year

 Institutional Affiliations

  • WTS Boston, Board of Directors
  • Vice President/ President Elect, speaker and juror for AIA’s national, international, and regional Design Awards Program
  • Mayor’s Transportation Advisory Commission for the City of Boston
  • Mayor’s task force on Government Center Plaza for the City of Boston
  • AIA- Boston Society of Architects (1983)
  • Boston Society of Architects (Director at Large, Executive Committee)
  • Board of Overseers, Boston Architectural Center
  • Editorial Board of Boston Design Magazine/ Harvard Design Magazine
  • Women’s Transportation Center (served as director)