Creating connection through intentional design.

Nearing our 10th year as a firm, our team of 14 members is focused on high design, attainable design and a wide range of project types, scopes, and scales. Every project considers site, community, and concept. We have a diverse portfolio of commercial, multi-family, hospitality, retail, and academic work. Our specialties include historic preservation, creative infill and adaptive reuse. There’s not one thing we want to do. We find a lot of creative joy in having the versatility to solve a full spectrum of design problems.

We are founded on the believe that clients desire a more considered approach. We operate as a true partnership — engaging with clients from start to finish in order to provide exceptionally personal and tailored architectural and design solutions.

Gardner’s team has received numerous regional and national industry accolades, and proudly supports our local AIA and ULI chapters. In 2021, Gardner Studio was awarded the ULI Americas Award for Excellence for our design approach and collaboration with local interest groups, city officials, and enterprising developers on the EastPoint project—a multi-phase development dedicated to equitable retail ownership, community healthcare, and food resources in a formerly blighted neighborhood.

The core of Gardner’s work is connection—between client and designer, builder and architect, sources and materials, space and context.

Capabilities +
Interior Design
Functional Planning
Construction Documentation
Brand Strategy

An interdisciplinary team of architects, designers, and leaders committed to creating spaces and places that foster connection.

The heart of our studio consists of architects, designers, and project leaders—organized to foster multi-disciplinary collaboration by integrating design and craft throughout the design phase. Our workspace is built to encourage an open flow of ideas between design studio and workshop, under a single shared roof.
Every project, no matter the scale, has unique solutions and opportunities. Our expertise lies in being able to see challenges from our clients’ perspectives and not just our own, guiding with humility, confidence, and precision.

Thoughtful architecture prioritizes precision and consideration. Our success as a studio centers on active listening. We are guided by the intrinsic needs of our clients, we lead with collective expertise and purpose, and we design with optimism and curiosity.