CityDeskStudio is a collaborative, idea-driven architectural practice. Founded in 2004, CityDeskStudio provides full architectural design services for residential and small commercial projects with a modern contextual focus. The company was constructed based on the belief that the built world can elevate everyday experiences. From the organization of rooms to the interplay of light and shadow, architecture can heighten both the ordinary and sacred moments of a person’s life.
CityDeskStudio believes that people are most engaged with life when they are active, asking questions, challenging preconceptions, and pursuing inspiration with which to reimagine the world. The team seeks to create buildings that emerge from this engagement, drawing inspiration from the project site, the history of the place, and the people involved. CityDeskStudio homes are unexpected and surprising while remaining comfortable and familiar.
ALL IN THE NAME
The name CityDeskStudio expresses the team’s interest in the scales and connections that allow architecture to transcend the simple brick-and-mortar. The studio engages the world at the scale of the city, down to the craftsmanship and intimacy of the desk. The CityDeskStudio team strives to engage seamlessly with all of these elements to make every project the best it can be. “Great architecture emerges from the hands and hearts of everyone involved, including the client, the builders, and the architects,” says Ben Awes, principal architect. “We are grateful to take part.”