Our commitment to offering the highest level of design services to our clients is realized by our collective diversity of design talent in our studio. We design experiences for the built environment through a team effort involving planning and strategy experts, architects, brand experience designers, interior designers, graphic designers and more. We are the only firm in our region focused on holistic design thinking and creating truly unique experiences for the built environment.
Elisa Winter Holben
Principal | Design Directorelisa-winter-holben
Brandon Holben AIA
Principal Architect | LEED AP BD+Cbrandon-holben
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 who make up our community.
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
THINKYARD Unit 2099
Kittery, ME 03904
Join Our Team:
We are always interested in meeting talented designers and architects who are interested in joining our award-winning multidisciplinary team. We offer the unique opportunity to work on a variety of exciting projects in our amazing studio space in the beautiful Kittery Foreside. Feel free to send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are seeking an Architect with 5+ years of experience to join our firm to perform all phases of architectural work including planning, designing, and construction administration. Individual must be energetic, self-starting, have excellent communication and organizational skills, and enjoy collaborating with a team. This individual will work closely with the team of Design Professionals at WH on a variety of projects with responsibilities including creativity, design thinking and collaboration with other design disciplines.
-Manage existing client relationships, develop new relationships
-Maintains responsibility for managing all aspects of multiple projects that vary in size and scope
-Develops and estimates scope of work and budgeted time to complete projects
-Manage client budgets, schedules, project communication and documentation, office administration tasks, ensures most efficient and cost-effective execution of assigned projects
-Ensures that work is carried out to specific standards, building codes guidelines and regulations
-Makes onsite visits to check on project status and report on project
-Serves as the primary client liaison regarding the schedule and scope of work to completion and to the client's satisfaction
-BS in Architecture - license a plus but not required
-5-10 years experience
-Expert knowledge of building projects, construction details, relevant standards
-Proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit, Sketchup, Adobe Creative Suites, and 3D Modeling software
-Ability to manage complex workflow
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills
We are seeking an Architectural/Project Designer with 3+ years of experience to join our firm. Individual must be energetic, self-starting, have excellent communication and organizational skills, and enjoy collaborating with a team. This individual will work closely with the team of Design Professionals at WH on a variety of projects with responsibilities including creativity, design thinking and collaboration with other design disciplines.
-Coordinate projects through design phases
-Contributor for presentation, production and technical drawings
-Communicate and coordinate with team members
-Exhibit an overall commitment to design excellence and industry best practices
-Bachelor's Degree in Architecture
-2-5 years experience, working towards becoming a licensed architect
-Experience in Design, Revit, AutoCAD Architecture, Sketchup, Construction Drawings
-Experience with ADA, building codes, zoning and historic district committees a plus
-Excellent written and verbal communication
-Strong organizational skills, high attention to detail
-Positive attitude and the desire for growth with our firm
-An aptitude for delivering a high level of client/customer service