Kanawha Design Studio

Kanawha Design

We help communities thrive.


We use design and technology as tools to help collaborative communities.  

We believe in the power of community.   Isolation is recognized as a global crisis that spans demographics.   As we culturally invest in technological societies and separate from traditional institutions, our chosen communities become our new homes, our new support systems, our new networks.   At Kanawha, we want to help these communities thrive to support collaboration, combat loneliness and build stronger economies and collectives.

Our mission is to support collaborative communities – coworking spaces, coliving spaces, makerspaces and artists’ communities – with whatever tools they need to be healthy and successful.




Seattle | Vancouver



How can we help?


Design is an integral part of any space. Our background in architecture and study of how people use public and private spaces (in gradients) can help you build a space that is both comfortable and engaging.

Business Strategy

The industry of collaborative communities is relatively new and, large or small, we can help your business strategize to meet your goals. We work with a holistic approach, considering both the needs of the people involved and financial health of the company.

TEchnology Systems

The internet, software, and technology are so pervasive that we can’t remember having ever lived without them. They make our lives simpler, but behind the curtain are fluctuating challenges in protection — challenges that we can help you prepare for and use to your advantage.


The fun for me in collaboration is, one, working with other people just makes you smarter; that’s proven.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda


Let's Chat.

Contact us for rates

Every project that we do is unique and we design our rates and our packages specifically for you. Because we have offices in both the US and Canada, we can work with you in either country.

Book an appointment

If you are in Seattle or Vancouver, we would love to meet with you and see your space (if you have one yet) in person. If not, we should chat over the phone and see how we can best help you and your community.
For job opportunities, please email us your resume. We’re always looking for new and exceptional talent to lead the firm into uncharted fields of practice.

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