About ADi

We design architecture for enjoying life

We are a firm on a mission to bring our clients’ visions to vibrant life, to create space and place that both reflects and drives our clients’ sense of purpose.

Meet the ADi Team

Bill Austin

Bill Austin

Owner, Lead Architect

I enjoy spending time with my wife and family, spend time in the natural and built environment, and be grateful for all that I have in life.

Architecture ± 10 words?

Architecture fuses art and science into a powerful energy that drives Humanity’s relationship with the natural and built environments.

Favorite ADi project?

For me, this is ever changing. Right now, it’s the affordable sustainable communities we have and are designing, like Wisdom Way Solar Village, that meet the challenges of the climate crisis and social justice.

Your dream client?

Someone who is adventurous and forward looking, values architects and architecture, and is a willing partner with me in going wherever the project takes us.

Tom Chalmers

Tom Chalmers

Architect

I enjoy making the most of the demands of our farm to ensure that I am outside on the land as much as possible, enjoying the time with family, friends and dogs.

Architecture ± 10 words?

Spaces that wake you up and make you take notice of simple, everyday things.

Favorite ADi project?

I would have to say projects where place, client, and builder listen and improv together to make, great architecture.

Your dream client?

One that offers and accepts the respect and commitment of the other team members.

Bryan Louisell

Bryan Louisell

Designer

I enjoy exploring, whether it be by foot, plane, skis, or boat.

Architecture ± 10 words?

Great architecture accentuates the experience through the senses creating memory.

Favorite ADi project?

The Nielsen residence because it is such a dynamic form that indicates from the moment you arrive that this is something altogether different.

Your dream client?

One that is involved, curious, and engaged. That gives the work life.

Peter Webster

Peter Webster

Designer

I enjoy cooking, swimming, skiing, and the ever-elusive good conversation.

Architecture ± 10 words?

Please see my 85-page master’s thesis!

Favorite ADi project?

Treehouse Brewery because it was about providing people who are into their craft as much as we are with a space that is worthy of that ethic and intention. It’s about the spirit of the place rather than any specific details.

Your dream client?

Ed Briones, a dear old friend.

Patrick Kitzmiller

Patrick Kitzmiller

Architect

I like to spend time with people who are important influencers in my life as well as quietly sitting on the porch with my thoughts.

Architecture ± 10 words?

Great architecture is purpose driven, and life focused.

Favorite ADi project?

The current one, because each new project opens new avenues to deepen my understanding and creation of space.

Your dream client?

My Mom. Although, she would probably be my most difficult client.

Helaina Balcanoff

Helaina Balcanoff

Sustainability Coordinator

I enjoy spending time outside, creating and making traditional art, staying physically active and working with anything tree centric.

Architecture ± 10 words?

Functional and uniquely beautiful with the environment at heart.

Favorite ADi project?

Anything that is unusually challenging. Ultimately, something that lies in the future – something naturally wacky and beautiful; a modern day Antoni Gaudi.

Your dream client?

My sister Rachael or Jane Goodall.

Steven Stone

Steven Stone

Design Draftsman

I enjoy skiing in the winter… soccer in the summer… and travel with my family any time I can.

Architecture ± 10 words?

Balanced, usable, comfortable and intuitive spaces.

Favorite ADi project?

The favorite project is always the one I’m currently on, I invariably spend months living in a 3d model of a building that doesn’t exist yet…it’s a thrill.

Your dream client?

Former President Jimmy Carter.

Raph Rosner

Raph Rosner

Designer

I ski, bike, hike and play.

Architecture ± 10 words?

Enlivening, inspiring, comfortable, peaceful.

Favorite ADi project?

You might as well ask a mother which child she loves the most. They’re all a process of learning, hope, technique, and patience. It is maybe closer to birth than to building.

Your dream client?

Julia “Butterfly” Hill.

Chamois Holschuh

Chamois Holschuh

Office Manager

I like hiking in the woods, sitting in the sunshine, and reading in the in-between spaces.

Architecture ± 10 words?

The craft of creating places with intent and intrigue.

Favorite ADi project?

I politely decline to pick just one.

Your dream client?

Is it bad to say… myself? Over the years, my napkin scribbles have focused on where I would like to eat or read. Hmm. Really says something about my priorities.

Adam Helm

Adam Helm

Design Draftsman

Through adventure travel to other parts of the world and through outdoor activities such as mountain biking, backpacking and tele-skiing, To relax, I enjoy watching foreign films, gardening, cooking and uniting with friends and family.

Architecture ± 10 words?

Flow, scale, light, atmosphere, collaboration, creativity, constructability, enhanced living.

Favorite ADi project?

Treehouse Brewery: working with them has been fast & furious with many disciplines working closely together toward a common goal – an extremely rewarding experience!

Your dream client?

IDEO: designing the workspace with & for world-renowned design/UI teams. It would be the ultimate collaboration.