CREATIVE DESIGN STUDIO

 

“We strive to help our partners make environments exceptional aesthetically, functionally, sustainably; while having fun challenging the status-quo, learning, and building lasting relationships along the way.”

 

Exterior - HAUS Studio Space - 101 S Harding St - Suite C, Indianapolis, IN 46222
We’ve moved into a new studio space at H Lauter Lofts – 101 S Harding St – Suite C, Indianapolis, IN 46222. This is a view looking from our studio to the adjacent courtyard.

 

Exterior - HAUS Studio Space - 101 S Harding St - Suite C, Indianapolis, IN 46222
This is a view from the courtyard toward our studio.

 

HAUS is a growing design studio of Indianapolis architects + interior designers teaming to help clients achieve “works of architecture”; selectively collaborating with professionals who value the finer things in life and appreciate a comprehensive approach to creating high-performance, tailored environments.

What is a “work of architecture”?

First, someone has a need or problem that they must solve.  If that need can be solved with a new or modified space, and it is important that it be equally functional, efficient, and delightful, then a “work of architecture” may fit the bill.

A “work of architecture” describes a built-work (usually a building), that a client + architect have thoughtfully programmed and conceptualized around a simple idea or “vision” to help solve a defined need.  The design team follows-up with a high-level of detail and technical know-how, and then the build team coordinates a professionally-led construction sequence.  This process is led by design + build teams that communicate effectively toward clearly-articulated goals, based around the initial need.  The team achieves the original design-intent into the built construction, and the “work” is living well for the client/occupants.

Sounds simple, right?  Well, it isn’t as simple as it seems, as things can go wrong without consistent, expert leadership.  Check-out our stories as we help clients and teams navigate (and simplify) an often-times complex, multi-layered design + build process.

 

TEAM

These black and whites below are snapshots of our team, Chris, Derek, Paul, Colleen, Dylan, and Tom.

We are looking to refine our team further into 2024 (see details below).


Chris Short

Chris Short

Principal Architect - AIA - LEED AP - NCARB - Bossman, tennis enthusiast
Derek Mills

Derek Mills

Project Management - Design - Green Thumb, Scout Leader
Paul Reynolds

Paul Reynolds

AIA - CPHB - Project Management - Design - Building Science Strategist
Colleen Freiburger

Colleen Freiburger

Interior Design - Design Maven, Culinarian
Dylan Gahimer

Dylan Gahimer

Architectural Design - Community Leader, Musician
Tom Wechsler

Tom Wechsler

Construction Management - Proud Grandfather, angler


We are designers

It’s our passion

We enjoy designing, building, fabricating, and collaborating.  Anything we can do to improve the built environment and our communities, we consider a worthy endeavor – at any scale.

Our primary daily focus is on achieving quality design solutions, and the successful execution of those ideas. Our studio is scaled to allow team involvement in every project, from initial conceptual brainstorming, to development of original details, to construction execution, and collaboration with the building trades.  Obviously, environmental-sustainability considerations are a core part of our design + build process, and we encourage our clients to design and build resilient solutions to serve their interests efficiently for the long-term.

We are a learning studio – clearly we are all learning every day – about design, about construction, about policy, about each other. We’re grateful for so many opportunities  to collaborate with great people.  Each new relationship is another chance to learn.  Every personality, be it client, trade partner, or team member, brings a unique viewpoint to the conversation and these interactions help keep our work fresh, inspired, and evolving.

Reviews

Our clients continuously let us know how we are doing.  Please check out our REVIEWS.


Looking for New Team Members!

July 2024:  We are currently looking for smart, well-rounded candidates to compliment our team!

Please scroll to the bottom for information about salary + benefits.

 

Architectural Graduate or Registered Architect

(looking for graduate architects 1-5 years experience)

We are currently looking for motivated, energetic, and talented Architectural Graduates.  At-present, we are not sure if we are going to hire or not.  However, if you believe you could be an excellent compliment to our current team and culture, we’d love to chat.

Are you are a self-starter with design skills, a thirst for continuous learning, and eager to collaborate on visionary architectural design challenges?  Are you looking for an environment where you are offered unlimited opportunities to contribute to all aspects of professional practice (modern, single-family focus)?

Base Experience/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree at an accredited Architecture Program
  • Registered as an Architect is a plus
  • Energetic, positive attitude
  • Talent in design, drawing, visualization
  • Communication/collaboration skills
  • Self-motivated/driven to succeed
  • Proficient with SketchUp, REVIT, Adobe Suite, Microsoft Office
  • For more experienced candidates, track-record of past project design/management success

If you think you could be a good fit with HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles, please reach out to us at create@haus-arch.com and include links to your resume and portfolio.  We’d love to meet and learn more about you!

 

Interior Designer

(2-3 years post graduation experience preferred)

We are currently looking for an energetic and talented Junior Interior Designer to contribute their creativity and communication skills on our modern single-family projects.  We may not be ready to hire for this position immediately, but we’d love to find a great fit for our studio and culture as we grow our studio in the near future.

Are you looking for unlimited professional opportunities to create visionary architecture and interiors?  Are you looking for the right creative work environment?  Are you interested in longer-term relationships with clients prevalent in a design-build project delivery model?  Do you have a passion for design and also skills in design visualization and production (ie, can you draw)?

Base Experience/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree Interior Design or Architecture (interiors focus)
  • Energetic, positive attitude
  • Refined design, presentation, and communication skills
  • Self-motivated/driven to succeed
  • Proficient with SketchUp, REVIT, Adobe Suite, Microsoft Office
  • For more experience candidates, track record of design + project management + client relations success

If you think you could be a good fit with HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles, please reach out to us at create@haus-arch.com and include links to your resume and portfolio.  We’d love to meet and learn more about you!

 

Project Manager/Site Supervisor (CM)

(2-8 years experience)

We are currently looking for a new Project Manager/Site Supervisor (CM) to grow and compliment our team of Architects, Interior Designers, and Construction Managers.  At-present we are unsure of a proposed hire date, but currently thinking by late 2024 to early 2025.

This person will have prior construction field experience and primarily help with the planning, management, and coordination of our unique, design-focused construction projects (modern, single-family focus).

This role may include the following responsibilities:

  • Project management
  • Soliciting/assembling teams
  • Project budgeting
  • Project scheduling
  • Construction site supervision and team coordination
  • Project close-out

Base Experience/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management (preferred, not required)
  • Energetic, positive attitude
  • Communication/collaboration skills
  • Self-motivated/driven to succeed
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and experience with project management software
  • For more experienced candidates, track-record of past project CM success

If you think you could be a good fit with HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles, please reach out to us at create@haus-arch.com and include links to your resume and portfolio.  We’d love to meet and learn more about you!

 

Architectural Student Intern

(no prior professional experience is required)

We are currently looking for Architectural Student Interns to potentially start in January 2025.

Are you looking to contribute your energy and enthusiasm to a design-focused studio?  Are you eager to learn a little-bit how a design firm operates?  Do you have a passion for design and have base-level skills in design visualization and production?  Do you feel it would be a good experience to test your learned abilities in the “real world” (modern, single-family residential focus)?

Base Experience/Skills:

  • Enrolled in Bachelor’s degree at an accredited Architecture Program
  • Energetic, positive attitude
  • Talent in design, drawing, visualization
  • Communication/collaboration skills
  • Self-motivated/driven to succeed
  • Proficient with SketchUp, REVIT, Adobe Suite, Microsoft Suite

If you think you could be a good fit with HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles, please reach-out to us at create@haus-arch.com and include links to your resume and portfolio.  We’d love to meet and learn more about you!

 

HAUS Benefits Package:

For salaried team members, HAUS offers a competitive base salary commensurate with experience along with health/vision/dental plan, simple-IRA plan, paid holidays, and paid personal time.  Last but not least, the HAUS bonus plan ensures that high-performers are compensated to match their level of productivity and overall contributions to the firm.

Hourly team members receive a competitive hourly rate + 1-1/2 time for weekly time in excess of 40 hours.


 

Projects + Topics

Please check out our PROJECTS + TOPICS and be sure to scroll-down past the finish photos for the details.

We consider it a responsibility to educate the public about what we as architects do and how we do it.  So we continue to develop and share project-specific and topic-related stories on our site.  Right now we are just scratching the surface.  What is the design process like?  What is the construction process like?  What is most important to achieve a successful outcome?  What sustainability features were incorporated?  And importantly, “Do we share common values?”

By delving into our stories, you’ll get a sense for what we care about, how we typically work, and project outcomes.  Hopefully, you’ll also develop opinions about fit for potential collaboration on your unique goals.

Free Publication

Check out our FREE publication, “The Critical Path to Project Success” at this page.  We have a lot of good relevant project stories, and we’ll be adding more topics soon, so please check back.

If it seems we may be a good fit to help meet your goals, please call or email to begin a dialogue and learn more about one another!


What our clients are saying

“We truly could not be happier… HAUS exceeded our expectations.  We highly recommend them to anyone looking for excellence in an architectural firm.”

– DA

“HAUS Architecture brings the homeowner’s vision to life through their design excellence…Living in the design has been nothing less than DIVINE.”

– NS

“I’m sure you know this, but your team has been great. The experience we’re having with this project is so much better than the last time we did a substantial renovation with a GC. Your team is responsive, proactive and really thoughtful about how they help us think through problems. Just wanted to pass along our compliments.”

– JLF

“This company is highly recommended and their design concepts will dazzle you.  I should know, they designed my home!”

– SHS

“Stop looking.  This is who you want to work with!  Razor sharp, uncanny mind for details.  Flexible.  Extremely client-oriented/responsive.  Having a professional design from HAUS makes all the difference in the world.  Absolutely invaluable!”

– RN

“We really like how each HAUS project has its own unique design quality + character appearing to be tailor-made to the personalities and desires of each client; with this company, you will truly get custom solutions – check out their portfolio!”

– ER

“Nobody does what they do;  HAUS is redefining how residential architecture is executed.”

– TR/TW

“Wow, you solved more in two hours than the prior firm did in 4 months.”

– MB