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, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. 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.
Leigh joined MIN+ in 2023, bringing with her 11+ years of experience in historic preservation and project management roles at various architecture firms. She holds a Masters of Preservation from Tulane University. Leigh has a deep passion for historic preservation, and she excels at finding innovative design solutions that enhance the beauty and functionality of historic structures while preserving their unique character.
She approaches each project with creativity and attention to detail, ensuring that every client’s needs are met and exceeded. Leigh is committed to staying up-to-date with the latest industry trends and innovations, and she is always eager to learn and grow in her role.
Jessie joined the MIN+ team as a Designer after receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Art History and a minor in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis. Her awards include college honors and the Laskey Charrette design competition second place prize in 2022.
Jessie’s studies in art history led her to discover a passion for architecture—her interest in the curation of space to experience art served as a gateway to investigate broader ideas about design and architecture. Always eager to learn, Jessie enjoys the challenge of learning new building technologies for a sustainable future.
Aaron became part of the MIN+ team as an Architectural Intern, while attending Cal Poly Pomona in pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture. Currently a 5th year student, he’s received several recognitions for his work including an Outstanding Student 4th Year Design and multiple selections for the Interim Exhibit showcasing exceptional projects throughout the Architecture Department.
Before moving to California, Aaron was born in the Philippines and lived his childhood in Manila. His exposure to different cultures piqued his interest in merging various architectural languages to create dynamic spaces and exciting 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 led WIAD (Women in Architecture and Design) to promote female-led initiatives and exhibitions. In 2020, she won first place at the AIA CSR Student Design Competition. Before concluding her studies, Olga spent the summer of 2019 as a full-time architectural intern at Atmosphere Design group working extensively for Suit Supply high-end retail projects.
Born and raised between two vastly diverse cultures, the United States and Ukraine, design guides Olga’s desire to explore architecture in an international context. Enthusiastic about innovative architecture, she enjoys the constantly changing environments architects have the privilege of creating.
Biscuit Holmes joined MIN+ Architecture in 2020, elevating spirits and bringing joy to employees, contractors, and clients ever since. Calm, loyal, and extremely friendly, Biscuit is a LaSalle Park neighborhood ambassador and chairs the greeting committee at the MIN+ St. Louis office. Her skills include carrying up to three tennis balls in her mouth at one time and magically appearing whenever food is present. She is often found curled up in an office chair or napping in the sunlight that shines through the front door. Biscuit regularly reminds her co-workers to take breaks and to smile every day.