Founded in 2004, CityDeskStudio is led by partner Ben Awes, with team members Nate Dodge and Max Ouellette-Howitz. We believe that architecture must express who our clients are, and what they believe. It must ask questions, push boundaries, and challenge pre-conceptions, all while working within proven construction practices. Working together we offer our clients the energy of a studio environment, where every project benefits from the combined expertise of the entire team.

The name CityDeskStudio expresses an interest we have in exploring the boundaries that architecture operates within - the larger boundless environment suggested by CITY and the intense focused craftsmanship of the object, the DESK. The focus of the STUDIO, architecture, exists between and engages both of these scales.