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:

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  




open positions

Architectural/Project Designer 

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 

Required Skills/Experience

-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