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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  • Elisa Winter Holben

    Principal | Design Director

  • Brandon Holben AIA

    Principal Architect | LEED AP BD+C

  • Erin Laplante

    Marketing & Operations Manager

  • Mark T. Rogers AIA

    Architect | Project Manager

  • Jonah He

    Project Designer

  • Bridget Bittman

    Architectural Designer

  • Jessica Libby

    Architectural Intern


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.  


Architect / Project Manager:

Winter Holben is looking for an motivated, self-starter Architect/Project Manager with 5-10 years of experience to join our firm.  The Architect/Project Manager will report to and work closely with the Principal Architect of WH on a variety of projects with responsibilities including creativity, design thinking and collaboration with other design disciplines. 


-Manage projects through all phases of design and construction
-Create, develop and document designs and construction documents
-Instrumental in the work of defining and implementing office standards and protocols
-Manage client, consultant and contractor communications & document appropriately
-Exhibit an overall commitment to design excellence and industry best practices

Required Skills/Experience:

-Excellent written and verbal communication
-Positive attitude and the desire for growth with our firm
-An aptitude for delivering a high level of client/customer service
-High attention to detail with architectural and firm standards
-Professional experience in residential and commercial projects with a focused interest in retail and hospitality design
-Experience in managing vendor and consultant relationships
-Design, Revit, AutoCAD Architecture, Sketchup, Construction Drawings
-Experience with ADA, building codes, zoning and historic district committees is a plus

Apply Now.

Brand Experience Designer:

WH is actively seeking a motivated, energetic and ambitious Brand Experience Designer.  The Brand Experience Designer will report to and work closely with the Principal/Design Director of WH on exciting design projects for the built environment, in a variety of ways.  

-Brand development (identify, wayfinding, and marketing elements)
-Retail Experience (strategy, fixtures, architectural features and environmental graphics)
-Business Development (presentations, thought leadership, WH marketing elements) 


-Collaborating with project team members
-Generating initial concepts through final development details
-Client presentations, project management, and client communication
-Overall commitment to design excellence and industry best practices

Apply Now.