MIN+ is our brand & our approach. Each project is distilled to an essential concept, (the MIN), before an additive design process is undertaken, (The plus).Meg Holmes, Architect
ARTISTIC INNOVATION & INTENTIONAL DESIGN
MIN+ is a creative architecture collaborative with studios in St. Louis and San Francisco. Led by principal Meg Holmes, our diverse array of projects include retail, mixed-use, residential, and urban interventions of both modern and historic origin.
Regardless of scale, complexity or typology, we specialize in “good design” and approach all projects with intention. In close collaboration with our clients, we seek to determine the core essence of a project—then bring our passion for space, technology, light, and materials to devise a custom solution that celebrates it. Equally important to us is the larger site context and a project’s relationship to place, ability to reflect the community, and thus contribute to the shared public space.
Throughout every design process, MIN+ is a champion of local consultants, suppliers, fabricators, and materials. Our strong partnerships elevate our projects and support our local communities.
Certified woman-owned business
Throughout her 15+ years practicing architecture, Meg continually saw a need for more female-led dialogues and more innovative contemporary design proposals for our urban environments. In response, she established MIN+ Architecture.
Meg believes innovative solutions can emerge from challenging long-held assumptions and she approaches architectural design with this unbiased, problem-solving mindset. As the leader of MIN+ Architecture, Meg aims to craft a uniquely modern aesthetic for each project, resulting from a collaborative soul-finding exercise. MIN+ strives to be an incubator of new ideas and a place to re-define modern design and the world we live in.
As the MIN+ West-Coast design lead, Lexie has 10+ years of experience working across various typologies throughout California. From the complexities of high-rise design, to re-thinking the educational environment, to the sensorial custom details of residential architecture, she is a fluid across project types and scales.
The cross-section of food, art and architecture is Lexie’s passion. Drawing on the excitement and inspiration from these cultural overlaps, she is always looking for ways to expand the definition of architecture to create memorable and awe-inspiring experiences.
Olga joined the MIN+ team as an Architectural Designer after receiving her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Washington University in 2021. As a student, she co-led WIAD (Women in Architecture and Design) to promote female-led initiatives and exhibitions within the Sam Fox School of Architecture and Design. In 2020, she won first place at the AIA CSR Student Design Competition.
Being born and raised between two vastly different cultures, the United States and Ukraine, design guides her desire to explore architecture in an international context. Passionate about innovative architecture, she enjoys the constantly changing environments architects have the privilege of creating.