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


Our Collaborators

Selected Clients and Projects


PUBLIC CommunicationS + architecture

Rhodesworks Design Studio

The Red Victorian Coliving Hotel

312 Main St./Vancity Community Foundation

Office NOmads


312 Main St./Vancity Community Foundation

Ship Index

The PACe

Office Nomads

Modernomads/The Embassy Network

Culture + Community

Emergent Research


Open Coworking

THe Seattle Collaborative SPace Alliance

Creative Coworkers/Subculture




Katie makes the design process functional, beautiful and low stress.
Her patient style is insightful and laser accurate.
— Vanessa Richards, Director of Community Engagement, 312 Main

In an industry as young as coworking, “elders” are few and far between. Katie’s keen interest in design and community building coupled with Jacob’s talent for technical infrastructure, building on and informed by more than a decade of experience, is a rare and exceptional combo. They have been integral in building our community, and any shared space project would be lucky to have their wisdom and insight.
— D Brennan, Co-Founder and Manager of Creative Coworkers, SubCulture and The Pace

Quote to come
— Jessy Kate Schingler, Founder and CEO of the District Commons, The Red Victorian and the Embassy Network