PRINCIPAL, Architecture and Planning
Louis Wiehle's commitment to design innovation and excellence has been honed through years of experience in the architectural and planning professions, commencing in the studio of a great master of 20th century architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright. He believes, as Wright did, in the functional and aesthetic completeness of a work of architecture, requiring an integral solution that respects human needs, the locale, the time, the materials. Creative, sensitive and appropriate response to these factors results in architecture that maintains its touch with a sense of human satisfaction through all the inevitable external changes of style and taste. In joining to found the present collaborative effort, Wiehle and Carr were convinced that their complementary talents and experience would enrich every one of their projects.
During his career, Wiehle has been significantly involved in all phases of the architectural process, from design through research, detailing and construction follow-through with a comprehensive array of project types — including institutional, commercial, master planning and residential. Now, as one of the principals of Wiehle•Carr, he offers an invaluable perspective on the entire array of services required for such complex projects.
Wiehle has long been sought out for innovative individual-residence projects, many of them built on exceedingly difficult terrain, or with challenging programmatic requirements, or both. Before beginning his own practice in 1971, he directed more than 14 large planning projects of comprehensive scope as Chief of Planning at William L. Pereira Associates.