About Holst

In 1992, John Holmes and Jeff Stuhr joined forces (and names) to create Holst Architecture. What started in an attic with two drafting boards and a Macintosh computer has grown into a dynamic, women-owned studio of talented professionals led by partners Kim Wilson, Kevin Valk, Dave Otte, and Renée Strand.

Our value system is based on the belief that the human experience of space informs and prioritizes our solutions, so we can be sure that a holistic concept guides every project from design through construction.

For 25 years, our skilled designers in the Central Eastside Industrial District of Portland have been creating innovative places tailored to each client's needs, while expressing the highest environmental, social, and aesthetic ideals. Our dedicated team below defines our culture of creating architecture that our clients love.



Kevin Valk Partner email
Kim Wilson Partner email
Dave Otte Partner email
Renée Strand Partner email
Lee Shradar Senior Associate email
Cory Hawbecker Senior Associate email
Brittany Shreiner Associate email
Dustin Furseth Associate email
Jannel Waldron Associate email
Lee Jorgensen Associate email
Mara Indra Associate email
Mark Schmidt Associate email
Matthew Kwiatkowski Controller email
Rachel Brand Associate email


Andrew Littleton Design Staff email
Becca Mohr Office Coodinator email
Ben Ott Design Staff email
Bryce Tolene Design Staff email
Cole Poland Design Staff email
Eric Gewirtz Design Staff email
Greg Whitney Design Staff email
Jake Watkins Design Staff email
Jeff Tummelson Design Staff email
Josiah Henley Design Staff email
Ken Riddle Design staff email
Keri Woltz Design Staff email
Kristin Solomon Design Staff email
Lander Solon Design Staff email
Lauren Sanchez Design Staff email
Lindsay Carlisle Design Staff email
Matthew Rusnac Design Staff email
Phil Roberson Design Staff email
Rachael Jensen Office Assistant email
Sarah Larsen Design Staff email
Sarah Vaz Design Staff email