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Firm Profile

Forsite Studio is an integrated design/build practice dedicated to modern sustainable design solutions. The firm’s practice encompasses architectural design, building construction and renovation, project management and consulting, and custom furniture and cabinetry. The firm also specializes in franchise development and standardization for commercial enterprises. As a design/build firm, Forsite Studio is involved in all aspects of our projects, allowing us to deliver products and design solutions that are both innovative and cost-effective.

The work of Forsite Studio reflects a clean, modern sensibility infused with handcrafted custom details and a sensitivity to local vernacular. We are particularly interested in promoting sustainable design and construction, which starts with educating our clients on the positive impact to both the environment and the health of the end user. We believe that good design, sustainability, and economy are intrinsically linked. We salvage and reuse materials and structures wherever possible, incorporating and celebrating them in our designs, resulting in buildings of character and personality. Our varied backgrounds in architecture and sculpture inform our designs and shape our approach to each project. With completed work in the United States and abroad, we produce distinctive projects uniquely adapted to their local climate, culture, and context.

People

Ajit Smith

Principal
Mr. Smith founded Forsite Studio in 2007 as a sustainably-minded design/build company. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a focus on sculpture in 2002 and a Master of Architecture in 2006 from the University of Texas at Austin. In addition to building design and construction, he also has a passion for woodworking; he has designed many custom furniture pieces and co-founded Wager Sustainable Millworks. He is a certified LEED Accredited Professional and is a licensed contractor with the Texas Residential Construction Commission.
 
 

Jason Fryer, RA, LEED AP BD+C

Architect
Mr. Fryer is a registered architect with more than eight years’ experience in both new construction and renovations. He is a leader in the use of Building Information Modeling and has helped create Revit standards for enhanced collaboration.

Education:
Master of Architecture – 2006 - The University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Arts– 2000 -The University of Michigan

Kevin Olsen, Assoc. AIA

Designer


Education:
Masters of Architecture – 2014 - University of Texas at Austin
Bachelors of Arts – Urban Studies – 2010 - University of Texas at Austin
 
 

Sarah Hoffer

Designer
Sarah Hoffer is a designer with a keen eye for textural aesthetics and functional spaces. She believes good design is established both with the creative vision of the designer as well as the collaboration of the clients vision at hand. Her experience in space planning, project management, and problem solving for residential, commercial, health and wellness environments brings her professional design ideas to Forsite Studio with a fresh, innovative and artistic designer style.

Education:
Bachelors of Science - Architecture, Bachelor of Science - Interior Design - 2013 - The University of Texas at San Antonio