HAUS is a boutique design studio of Indianapolis Architects helping clients achieve high-level, comprehensive, tailored architecture and interior design solutions; selectively working with progressive single-family residential and commercial clientele who value the finer things in life.

Classic Irvington Tudor Remodel - Bridge - Studio
HAUS Studio Entrance


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

Chris Short

Chris Short

Principal Architect AIA LEED AP BD&C NCARB
Derek Mills

Derek Mills

Project Management Design
Paul Reynolds

Paul Reynolds

Architect. Maker. Builder.


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.

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.”