small studio | big experience

WINTER HOLBEN is a multidisciplinary studio built around the concept of seamlessly integrating architecture, design, and branding. We are architects, thinkers, makers, designers, and curators, dedicated to creating innovative and engaging design experiences for our clients, their visitors, patrons, and employees alike.

We believe in big ideas and a small team approach, and in close collaborative work with our clients. The cross-pollination of ideas around the studio excites us, and the world outside our walls inspires us. Together, we tap into more than 60 years of collective experience, technical knowledge, and strategic thinking around the built environment.

  • Brand Strategy
  • Planning
  • Architecture
  • Brand Environments
  • Identity & Wayfinding
  • Interior Design
  • Retail Systems
  • Environmental Graphics
  • Architectural Art



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  • Elisa Winter Holben

    Principal | Creative Director

  • Brandon Holben AIA

    Principal Architect | LEED AP BD+C

  • Mark T. Rogers AIA

    Architect | Project Manager

  • Ian Ciesla

    Brand Experience Designer

  • Michael O'Brien AIA



community + design

We believe in the powerful relationship between design and community: that design transforms communities, and that communities shape design. Our team is dedicated to the Seacoast region, where we live, work, and play, and where we are inspired everyday by the natural landscape and the kind and creative folks whose paths we cross.

Our studio is located at "THINKYARD", a cooperative workspace located in the heart of the Kittery Foreside. We’re lucky to spend our days working amongst many creative entrepreneurs in a friendly and welcoming environment. We look forward to your next visit!

7 Wallingford Square
Kittery, ME 03904


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Join Our Team:

As one of the only multi-disciplinary firms in the region we are always interested in talented professionals to join our growing and award-winning team. We offer the unique opportunity to work on a variety of exciting projects creating innovative and memorable experiences in the built environment. Our office is located in beautiful Kittery Foreside amongst many wonderful eateries and small businesses.

 Apply Now.