Thoughtbarn is a design studio that champions artful utility through buildings, urban strategies, public installations and interiors.  We work with clients to realize ambitious projects on tight budgets, using creative strategies that combine invention, resourcefulness and collaboration.

Our philosophy

Our name playfully alludes to the skillsets we combine under one roof.  We operate as both think-tank and workshop, valuing strong conceptual ideas and research alongside material experiments and full-scale prototyping.  Attentive to the urban realm at the same time as the construction detail, we work to create a process which is engaging for clients, craftsmen and project users alike.

Our services

– Building Design
– Design/Build
– Installation Design/Fabrication
– Furniture Design/Fabrication
– Material/Systems Research

Our process

We are a small operation with two managing partners who adapt roles and responsibilities according to project needs.  We are supported by three full and part-time employees.  When appropriate, we manage the build of our projects in-house.  In addition we are tightly connected to a network of craftsmen and collaborators in design, architecture, landscape, graphics, photography and fabrication.