About Heise Design Studio
Heise Design Studio is committed to serving people who live and work in the Southwest, through our professional relationships and through offering the best of our practice. As registered architects, HDS provides professional services for many different clients with different architectural needs. In all our projects, we seek to establish open and communicative relationships so that the project is a success for all persons and the built environment.
Aaron Heise, Owner + Principal Architect
Heise Design Studio LLC ("HDS"), Flagstaff AZ, 2015-Present
Owner + Principal Architect
Aaron started Heise Design Studio in the Spring of 2015. HDS is a professional architecture firm licensed in Arizona and Colorado, with its home office in Flagstaff.
Smith Architects, Inc., Flagstaff AZ, 2009-2015
Project Architect, Project Manager
Architectural & Environmental Associates, Flagstaff AZ, 2006-2008
Master of Architecture, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University ("Virginia Tech"), 2006
Presented the "Award for Excellence in Architectural Studies by a Graduate Student" in 2006.
Bachelor of Arts, German & Comparative Literature, Hillsdale College, 1995
Flagstaff Family Food Center, Flagstaff, AZ, 2016-Present
Professional Registrations, Accreditations, & Affiliations
State of Arizona, Registered Architect, License #53363
State of Colorado, Registered Architect, License #ARC.00405110
Green Building Certification Institute, LEED-Accredited Professional
Erin O'Loughlin, Project Manager, A.I.T.
Heise Design Studio LLC ("HDS"), Flagstaff AZ, 2017-Present
Project Manager, A.I.T.
Erin manages projects of all types for the firm. She brings her experience and skills to Sketchup 3D Modeling & Layout Drafting, Consultant Coordination, Project Design, and Rendering.
Cosanti Originals, Arcosanti, AZ, 2014-2016
Manager of the Ceramics Department, Ceramicist
Cosanti Foundation, Arcosanti, AZ, 2013
Architectural Planning Intern
Weston Miles Architects, Morgan Hill, CA, 2011-2013
Architectural Designer/ Construction Administrator
County of Los Angeles department of Public Works, Architectural Engineering Division, Alhambra, CA, 2009
Bachelors of Architecture, California State Polytechnic University Pomona, 2011
Outstanding Third Year Architecture Award 2009
Outstanding Second Year Architecture Award 2008
Arcosanti Leadership Team, Arcosanti, AZ, 2015-Present
Habitat for Humanity, Soquel, CA & Morgan Hill, CA, 2010
Awards & Achievements
Designed a successful solo Kickstarter Project to create custom furniture of Arcosanti, 2015-2017
Selected as a presenting finalist for the SMOCA Good 'N' Plenty Arizona Creative Competition, 2015
Winner of Association for Women in Architecture Annual Scholarship, 2009