Maddie and Ryan met their first day in architecture class at Cuesta Community College and have been together ever since. Dubbed “The Dynamic Duo” in college, they graduated with the highest honors from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2013, with bachelors in Architecture and minor in Sustainable Environments. Ryan proposed to Maddie graduation night.
Straight out of school, they moved to San Francisco to gain experience in large firms while also starting (and completing) their licensing tests, wedding planning and rebuilding a 1957 Cal Craft trailer – the ‘Canned Ham’.
After living in the city for four years, the now husband and wife team, followed their dreams and started their own architectural practice. And what better place than Ryan’s hometown, Saint Helena?
Our philosophy is pretty simple. Process is our passion.
We believe that design is a full circle experience.
Our love for fabricating, landscape design, antique restoration, ceramics, watercolor, and automotive work has awakened our creative energy in architecture. Likewise, our love for nature and [pretty much all outdoor activities] is articulated in our attitude towards responsible design.