Responsive Architectural Design
Studio 8 Design was founded by eight long-time associates who all held a common vision - an architectural firm focused on providing solid designs coupled with excellent service to clients. Our core values reflect the highly interactive process that creates a successful project - we listen, respond, create, and manage. Our clients are key to this process.
Building a new facility, creating a new interior design concept, or renovating an existing building is an exciting endeavor! In the initial programming stages of a project, we work with our client to identify meaningful goals and insight for their project. This process of active collaboration results in clarity and understanding which forms the foundation for a successful project. We respond with creative solutions which directly address client goals. Effective management of the design, schedule, and budget are all important elements of a building program, and we work to make this a seamless and enjoyable process for our clients.
Areas of Design Specialization
Affordable Housing Design
We manage all architectural elements of the application for developers implementing low income housing tax credit projects. We specializes in the architectural requirements needed to obtain funding for projects.
Our staff provides programming and design for churches including the design of new sanctuaries, classroom buildings, and support areas. Our experience includes both traditional and contemporary layouts.
Professional offices provide a variety of services including legal, medical, accounting, veterinary, and other professional businesses. We design facilities which meet the unique needs of various professions.
Historic Rehab & Adaptive Reuse
Historic properties require special attention to elements needed to maintain historic integrity, especially those on the National Register of Historic Places. We are skilled in restoration and adaptive re-use.
multifamily housing design
We provide design and construction administration services for market rate, multi-family housing and student housing projects. We work with clients to understand the unique goals for each project.
Our designers have provided comprehensive services for K-12 schools and higher education projects. We understand the unique requirements needed to facilitate positive learning environments for students.
Retail & Commercial
We provide design options for developers in the retail and commercial market with unique architectural concepts and brands. We work to maintain existing architectural language when expansion of properties is desired.
Community facilities range from clubhouses to senior centers and provide amenities for meetings, recreational activities and events. They often include restaurants, lounges, ballrooms for large events and kitchens.
Corrections & Judicial design
The firm's Corrections Studio has completed over 150 projects of this type including prisons, jails, sheriff's offices, judicial centers, courthouses, probation detention centers, work release camps, and boot camps.
Governmental & Military Design
There are unique criteria and requirements associated with governmental projects. Our staff has experience in managing complex governmental projects for Federal, State, and County/Municipal agencies.
Sports, Parks, & Recreation
We design both large sports and recreation complexes which seat thousands of spectators and smaller venues for community recreation and leisure. Our experience ranges from splash parks to sports arenas.
Industrial & Agricultural
We provide design for a wide range of industrial facilities including those which require unique processes and operations. Agricultural facilities can range from arenas to food industry process operations.
Inside Our Office
Our Oak Street office was designed by architects Jim Ingram (of Studio 8 Design) and Dan Parris in 1980. The Oak Street location served as the home of Jim and Dan's partnership in architecture for over 20 years. Many of the owners of Studio 8 began their careers, under the guidance of Jim Ingram, in this office. A rich tradition of architecture and "esprit de corps" was built by Jim and Dan, and Studio 8 Design honors those values today.