Highlights of 2022, Welcoming 2023

Highlights of 2022, Welcoming 2023

Holst Celebrated 30 Years

In 2022, we celebrated our 30th Anniversary. It also marked 6+ years of ownership for Kim, Dave, Kevin, and Renee. Within those five years, Holst became Oregon's largest women-owned architecture firm (2017), JUST certified through the International Living Future Institute (2019), AIA PNW's Firm of the Year (2020), and are currently going through the final stages of B-Corp certification. We couldn’t be more proud of the work we’re doing, the people we’re doing it with, and where we’re headed. 2022 culminated with a wonderful gathering of clients, partners, and friends, as well as the unveiling of a film that shares our aspirations. We hope you enjoy watching it—just click the link below.

Holst Expands to Minneapolis, Minnesota

As we continue to grow as a firm, we have opened an office in Minnesota! This expansion gives us the exciting opportunity to do more work outside of Oregon. We currently have two employees heading up the Minneapolis office and will be adding more as we further our connections in the area.

Growing Our Commitment to Equity & Inclusion

This year, as a part of our investment in inclusive design practices, we welcomed Hannah Silver as Inclusive Design Facilitator, a new role at Holst. She is a designer, educator, and community connector whose unique blend of experience help ensure that Holst's buildings and design processes align with our goals for greater inclusivity in the built environment. Hannah will be a resource for project teams as they develop equitable community engagement strategies and adopt inclusivity best practices into their building designs.

We are excited to share her wealth of knowledge with our clients and community. Hannah has developed inclusive design workshops centered around urgent design topics and developed through equitable partnerships. Every 60-minute AIA-approved course contains inclusive design best practices, engaging activities, and space for your team to dialogue about next steps. We are offering these courses essentially as an open-source toolkit—free of charge, with topics informed by community interests, and extremely convenient, since we believe that anyone involved in shaping the future of the built environment will benefit. Many of Hannah’s courses are offered live in real time, but you can try Hannah’s virtual and free course on Fat Friendly Design here. We welcome you to reach out to Hannah if you’re interested in setting up a learning session for your team.

View all of Hannah's course offerings here.

Holst Awarded Energy Trust of Oregon Research Grant

Holst is honored to receive a research grant from the Energy Trust of Oregon (ETO) to study the operational and embodied carbon in multifamily housing. Our study aims to provide designers and the larger development teams of multifamily housing with embodied and operational carbon assessments of local multifamily projects, giving a deeper understanding of the intersection between the two as it relates to the design decisions teams make.

Learn more about the Research Grant here.

Holst Named on Two Oregon Business 100 Best lists

Staff Involvement in Community Organizations

Holst Out in the Community

New Principals

Project Accomplishments

Grand Openings

2023 is Looking Bright

As 2023 kicks off, we are thrilled to have several important projects already underway, ranging from nonprofit headquarters to a flagship library, as well as affordable and market rate housing developments that are pushing the envelope in sustainability and inclusive design. Some are with valued long-time partners while others have given us the opportunity to form new relationships. We are beyond excited to see these projects shape cities across the Pacific Northwest.

Projects In Design

Projects Under Construction

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