ABOUT

We like a challenge. We look for opportunities to solve problems. We are interested in old things and new. We like figuring out ways to bring them together through design. We are interested in people, space, material, fabrication, uses and connections. We believe in a team mentality with

our clients, with our consultants, with our builders and their subs.

We believe that design solutions require the input and dedication of many individuals throughout a collaborative process. We see challenges as opportunities to be solved through design.

THE TEAM

KATE VANHEUSEN

PARTNER

Bringing over 10 years of professional experience to the firm, Kate’s role as an architectural designer has spanned scales from small renovations for residential clients to very large scale mixed use developments in major urban areas. Equally skilled as a designer, a coordinator of complex teams and in the production of detailed documents and visualizations, Kate’s focus is always on the development and implementation of innovative but buildable solutions for her clients.  Kate is currently an Associate at the multi-disciplinary design firm, Sasaki Associates where she has served key roles on Boston area projects such as 401 Congress Street and

Akamai Technologies Global Headquarters. Previously, she worked at Howeler and Yoon Architecture, MVRDV, and Mesick Cohen Wilson + Baker. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Syracuse University - magna cum laude. She has taught design studios and courses in architectural theory at the Boston Architectural College. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects.

PARTNER

ZACH SEIBOLD

Zach is an architectural designer and Lecturer in Architecture at the

Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Research Associate with the Material Processes and Systems Group (MaP+S) Group. His research asks how emerging fabrication techniques and material technologies can impact the production of architectural form. Zach's work with the MaP+S group has included the development of integrated digital workflows for novel fabrication methods such as 3D printed ceramics and magnetically-controlled casting processes, as well as several pavilion scale installations that expand the formal and structural capacities of ceramic material systems. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Syracuse University and a Master of Design Studies with concentration in Technology from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Previously, Zach practiced with Howeler + Yoon Architecture and MOS Architects on multiple residential, institutional and installation-scale projects.  Zach is also an adjunct faculty member at the Wentworth Institute of Technology, where he teaches courses in digital design and fabrication in the Department of Architecture.

OUR SERVICES

We offer full services, from concept to completion of construction:


- Feasibility Studies
- Concept Design
- Schematic Design
- Design Development
- Construction Drawings
- Construction Administration
- Site Planning
- Interior Design and Furniture Selection
- 3D Visualizations and Renderings
- Digital Modeling
- Physical Modeling
- Material Research
- Prototyping
- Detailing and Custom Fabrication 

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Loacted in Somerville, MA VHS Office is the design office of Kate VanHeusen and Zach Seibold. Architects