Holst is an award-winning, women-owned architecture firm of forty professionals based in Portland, Oregon, and led by partners Kim Wilson, Kevin Valk, Dave Otte, and Renée Strand. Our reputation in the community and among our peers is founded on our design acumen, as well as our ability to consistently deliver projects on time and on budget. We create innovative buildings tailored to each client's needs while expressing the highest environmental, social, and aesthetic ideals. We consistently provide our clients with superior service and design solutions that exceed their expectations.
For twenty-eight years, a clearly defined value system and an open and collaborative approach have governed our design methodology. Simplicity and candor supersede brazenness to achieve an understated specificity and sophistication that mirrors the time, place, and culture in which we practice.
Holst's open studio collaborates with the best clients and craftspeople to shape places that respect their settings while energizing new possibilities for the human experience. We design custom places to live, work, and enjoy life. Most importantly, we strive to make a social impact with every space we design. Holst's projects for commercial, residential, education, hospitality, and non-profit organizations have been widely published and recognized with over fifty design awards in the last ten years.
We work with our clients' budgets without compromising craft, each project reflecting our pursuit of clarity, balance, and authenticity. From conception to completion, we oversee all aspects of the planning, design, and construction process to ensure that our projects are functional, efficient, financially responsible, and a source of creative inspiration for our client, end-user, and the communities in which they reside.
One North | Portland, OR
Boys & Girls Club Rockwood | Gresham, OR
Open School East | Gresham, OR
Instrument Headquarters at One North | Portland, OR