small studio | big experience

WINTER HOLBEN is a multidisciplinary studio built around the concept of seamlessly integrating architecture and design to create innovative experiences. We are architects, thinkers, makers, designers, and curators, dedicated to creating smart and engaging environments 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 extensive collective experience, technical knowledge, and strategic thinking around the built environment to bring projects through all phases of design and to successful completion.



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multidisciplinary team 

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.

principal profiles

  • Elisa Winter Holben

    Principal | Design Director

  • Brandon Holben AIA

    Principal Architect | LEED AP BD+C


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
Kittery, ME 03904


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Join Our Team

Open positions are listed here and we are always interested in meeting talented architects and designers. 

Given our multi-disciplinary portfolio and client range, employees have the opportunity to work on projects of all sizes – from craft breweries to Fortune 100 banking. Our studio is located in the heart of Kittery Foreside, a small but bustling seaside neighborhood with some of Maine’s best shops, galleries and restaurants. We care about our people and prioritize a healthy work-life balance for employees through a variety of flexible work options and a competitive benefits package including health insurance, paid time off and holidays, professional development opportunities and more.

Apply today by sending your resume to



open positions

Architectural Designer 

Individual must be energetic, self-starting, have excellent communication and organizational skills, and enjoy collaborating with a team. This individual will report to the Principal Architect and 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.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

-Coordination of projects through design phases
-Contribution to presentation, production and technical drawings
-Communication and coordination with team members
-Exhibiting 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, 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
-Commitment to a high level of client/customer service