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-level, tailored environments.

Studio - Cafe View from CoWorking Loft - G BLOC Modern Live + Work - Mixed Use Development - Broad Ripple North Village - Urban Infill - Indianapolis
We’ve moved into a new studio space at 841 E 64th St #201 – G BLOC – Cafe View from CoWorking Loft – G BLOC Modern Live + Work – Mixed Use Development – Broad Ripple North Village


What are “works of architecture”, and how can they be “tailored” to my lifestyle?

A “work of architecture” describes a built-work (usually a building), that the client + architect has thoughtfully programmed and conceptualized around a simple idea.  The design team follows-up with an appropriate level of detail and technical know-how, and then the build team coordinates a professional level of construction execution.  This process is led by design + build teams that communicate effectively toward in-common,  understood goals.  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.  Check-out our stories as we navigate the often-times complex, multi-layered design + build process.



These black and whites below are snapshots of our team, Chris, Derek, Paul, and Erika.  Also, we are happy to announce other additions to our team. In Fall 2020 and Summer 2021, Maarten Bergsma (student intern) joined us for two terms.  In January 2021, Camden Hochgesang interned through early August.  In May 2021, new graduate Ross Burgan claimed his position as Architectural Associate.  Ke’Toren Mendoza (student intern) hung-out with us in late 2021, Aug-Dec.  Richard Smith came on-board in October 2021 to serve as Project Manager primarily for WERK | Building Modern.  Michael Shirley (student intern) will be joining us Jan-Aug 2022.

We are looking to grow our team further into 2022 (see details below).

Chris Short

Chris Short

Principal Architect - AIA - LEED AP - NCARB
Derek Mills

Derek Mills

Project Management - Design
Paul Reynolds

Paul Reynolds

Architect - Maker - Builder.
Erika Rogers

Erika Rogers

Graduate Architect - Design

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.


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

Looking for New Team Members!

Nov/Dec 2021:  We are currently looking for new team members to grow with our team!


Interior Designer

(up to 6 years experience)

We are currently looking for a new Interior Designer to grow with our team!

Are you a student of modern design principals interested in pushing the boundaries of design?  Have you demonstrated expertise in achieving modern design solutions?  Are you interested in growing with and complimenting a creative team of professionals?

If so, please let us know!  We’d love to meet and learn more about you!

Please reach out to us at and include links to your resume and portfolio!


Architectural Graduate

(up to 3 years experience)

We are currently looking for a new Architectural Graduate/Architectural Associate to grow with our team!

Are you are a self-starter with design skills, a thirst for continuous learning, and eager to collaborate on interesting architecture + interior design challenges?  If so, please let us know!  We’d love to meet and learn more about you!

Please reach out to us at and include links to your resume and portfolio!


Architectural Student Intern

(no prior professional experience is required)

We are currently looking for an Architectural Student Intern to start in May/June – December 2022!

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?

If so, please reach-out to us at and include links to your resume and portfolio.  We’d love to meet and learn more about you!



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

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


“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.”