Our Philosophy

A holistic architecture firm

STITCH Design Shop builds ideas. We work to achieve excellence in every pursuit, whether the job is a large comprehensive multi-use project, an intimate interior design space, or somewhere between. Our greatest fulfillment comes from putting pen to paper as we execute the vision of our clients. We understand trends, though they don’t define our thinking. We believe that good design is obvious, but great design is transparent.

Squad Goals

Meet our team

  • “You have two ears and one mouth, use them proportionally.”

    Hometown

    Chapmanville, West Virginia

    College

    University of Charleston
    University of Colorado

    Studio Name

    Diddy

    IPA or Stout?

    IPA

    Favorite Disney Princess?

    Merida from Brave

    Selfies?

    Nah

    Childhood Hero?

    Bo Jackson

    Baseball IQ?

    Strong to Quite Strong

    Pete Fala
    Architect
  • "When opportunity knocks, make sure you are there to answer the door."

    Hometown

    Winston-Salem, North Carolina

    College

    North Carolina State University

    Studio Name

    Ad-Rock

    Idols?

    Walt Disney & Laird Hamilton

    Double Blacks Skied?

    Who’s Counting?

    After Architecture?

    Paddleboard Instructor

    Coffee Consumption?

    Negative Ghost Rider

    Last Song?

    The Stones, Wild Horses

    Adam Sebastian
    Architect
  • “You don’t worry ‘bout fitting in when you’re custom made.”

    Hometown

    Belle Plaine, Iowa

    College

    Iowa State University
    University of Colorado

    Studio Name

    Velvet Hammer

    Favorite Movie?

    Dream a Little Dream

    Worst Job?

    Detasseling Corn

    Rock Idol?

    CC Deville

    Trouts Landed?

    2,072

    Gamertag?

    MAMBA 62

    Ben Schwab
    Architect
  • “The impeded stream is the one that sings.”

    Hometown

    Endy, North Carolina

    College

    North Carolina State University

    Studio Name

    Scrilla

    Mountain Dew or Moon Pie?

    Both Please

    Away from it All?

    On a 21 Speed

    Dream Job?

    Shop Teacher

    Sports Idol?

    Randall Cunningham

    Book in Hand?

    War & Peace

    Cam Whitley
    Designer
  • “The way you do anything is the way you do everything.”

    Hometown

    Chippewa Lake, Ohio

    College

    The Ohio State University

    Studio Name

    Scoobs

    Favorite Movie?

    The Goonies

    Saddest Truth?

    Cleveland Browns Fan

    Between the legs?

    99 Harley Sportster

    Dogs or Cats?

    What are Cats?

    Raddest Car?

    1987 Shelby Z Daytona

    Steve Winter
    Architect
  • “I may have a burnt face, but that doesn't mean I can't fight crime!”

    Hometown

    Greensboro, North Carolina

    College

    University of North Carolina at Greensboro

    Studio Name

    Chilly Willy

    Wiffle slider break?

    42 Inches

    Metal albums owned?

    30 Strong

    Guitar notes played?

    125,556,339,701

    Beers criticized?

    Innumerable

    Graphic novels written?

    1.5

    Will Ellis
    Designer
  • “Keep your eye on the doughnut, not on the hole”

    Hometown

    Florence, South Carolina

    College

    Pratt Institute

    Studio Name

    Crickets

    Hobby?

    Observing the Absurd

    Inspiration?

    CHER

    Dr. of Choice?

    Pepper

    Skills?

    Nunchuck Skills, Computer Hacking Skills...

    Practicing What?

    My Dance Moves

    Caroline Edwards
    Architect
  • “If you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there.”

    Hometown

    Nokesville, VA

    College

    James Madison University

    Studio Name

    Julez

    Favorite Movie?

    My Girl

    Skills?

    Personal Organizing

    Late Night Snack?

    ALL THE CEREALS

    Most Likely To?

    Pet Your Dog

    Past Life

    Ski Instructor

    Julia Hennessee
    Operations + Development
  • “No matter how long we live, there is always something to be learned and something old to see more clearly.”

    Hometown

    Winston-Salem, NC

    College

    Appalachian State University

    Studio Name

    DaneGerous

    Hobby of choice?

    Cars, classic and foreign

    On the record player?

    The Beatles, of course

    When ordering out?

    Hotdog, all the way!

    Childhood hero?

    Eddie Rickenbacker, google him

    On VHS?

    The Goonies

    Dane Sebastian
    Operations
  • “Being busy is NOT the same as being productive.”

    Hometown

    Winston-Salem, NC

    College

    Wake Forest University & Virginia Commonwealth University

    Studio Name

    V

    Skills?

    List making

    Beach or Mountains?

    Mountains every time

    Fierce or Amiable?

    Both

    Poison of Choice?

    Too many to pick just one

    Read it or watch it?

    Read it, preferably somewhere warm and snuggly

    Vanessa Smith
    Interior Designer
  • "The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul"
    -Dieter F. Uchtdorf

    Hometown

    Winston-Salem, North Carolina

    College

    Forsyth Technical Community College
    Salem College

    Studio Name

    V-Ron

    Hideaway?

    In a hammock on Ocracoke Island

    Favorite Artist?

    Remedios Varo

    Future Plan?

    Live in a van down by the river

    Dream project?

    Earthship

    Led Zeppelin Song?

    Ten Years Gone

    Veronica Nielsen
    Interior Designer

Our Process

What it's like to work with us

  • ASSESSMENT
    DEFINING PROJECT GOALS

    We listen intently and absorb

  • RESEARCH & STRATEGY
    COMING UP WITH A PLAN

    We solidify project goals and chart the path moving forward

  • CONCEPT DESIGN
    PEN TO PAPER

    Where the sparks fly and ideas turn into design concepts

  • CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS
    MAKING IT ALL WORK

    We choreograph the dance pulling all the ideas into a coordinated set of construction drawings

  • SHOVELS IN THE GROUND
    IDEAS BECOME REALITY

    We are at your side throughout construction to ensure design intent is maintained

  • FINISHING STRONG
    MONITORING PROJECT PERFORMANCE

    We perform post occupancy assessments to ensure project performance

SERVICES PROVIDED
JACK OF ALL TRADES
  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Programming
  • Visioning
  • Master Planning
  • LEED Design
  • Planning & Zoning
  • Object Design
  • Architectural Rendering

All We Do Is Win

Some of our proudest moments

  • 2012
    George Matsumoto Prize 1st Place People’s Choice
    Project
    Hole One Residence
  • 2014
    AIA Winston-Salem Residential Honor Award
    Project
    Hole One Residence
  • 2014
    AIA Winston-Salem People’s Choice Award
    Project
    Hole One Residence
  • 2015
    AIA Winston-Salem Honor Award
    Project
    ARTivity On The Green
  • 2015
    AIA Winston-Salem Merit Award
    Project
    Bailey Park
  • 2015
    AIA Winston-Salem Citation Award
    Project
    Campion
  • 2015
    AIA Winston-Salem Citation Award
    Project
    Quarry Park
  • 2016
    George Matsumoto Prize 1st Place People’s Choice
    Project
    BlauHaus Residence
  • 2016
    Community Appearance Commission Award
    Project
    ARTivity On The Green
  • 2016
    AIA North Carolina Residential Honor Award
    Project
    Hole One Residence
  • 2017
    AIA Winston-Salem Merit Award
    Project
    Linville Team
  • 2017
    AIA Winston-Salem Merit Award
    Project
    Wainscott Residence
  • 2017
    AIA Winston-Salem Honorable Mention
    Project
    West Salem Modern
  • 2017
    AIA Winston-Salem Honor Award
    Project
    AFAS Center for the Arts
  • 2018
    Community Appearance Award
    Project
    Quarry Park