About

We create objects, spaces, and environments that bring delight into the everyday.

Min Design is a design-focused practice built on a foundation of architecture, landscape and art. We create objects, spaces, and environments across diverse clients, projects and scales. Founded and led by E.B. Min, the firm’s work has been nationally recognized for design excellence across a wide range of project types. Recognition includes the Architecture League’s Emerging Voices award, Architectural Record‘s Design Vanguard, numerous awards, and publications.

Our Team

E.B. Min, AIA, Founder and Principal

E.B. Min leads Min Design. An honors graduate of Brown University with dual concentrations in Art History and Studio Art, she began her architectural studies as a cross-registered student at Rhode Island School of Design. She received her Master of Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and she is a licensed architect in California. E.B.’s experience in the landscape architecture office of Delaney and Cochran nurtured her interest in the integration of landscapes and buildings. E.B. has taught at U.C. Berkeley and is an Adjunct Professor in the Architecture Program at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. E.B. has served on the Board of Directors for the AIASF and AIACC.

Jerome Christensen, AIA, LEED AP, Associate Principal

Jerome received a Bachelors of Arts in Architecture from U.C. Berkeley and a Masters of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture. He is a licensed architect in California with a track record of working on, designing, and managing successful award winning single-family and multi-family residential, commercial, and institutional projects.

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Brent Hores, LEED AP BD+C

Brent holds 15 years of experience in the design and construction industries. After receiving his architectural education from Rhode Island School of Design he worked as a general contractor for single family residences in the Mid Atlantic region before moving to San Francisco. Prior to joining Min Design, Brent worked for several architecture firms in the Bay Area. Brent's projects for Min Design include significant residential and commercial interiors projects.

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Hayfa Algwaiz

As a project designer, Hayfa has been instrumental in several projects for Min Design including the interior design for Building E-2, Pier 70 as well as several TI and highly-custom residential projects. In addition to her design role in the office, Hayfa has unique experience in designing exhibitions and public installations which leads to the colorful and playful sensibility she brings to our work.

Ashlesha Mehendale

Ashlesha joined Min Design with a wealth of experience in project design/technical coordination and BIM implementation. She has primarily worked in large scale mixed-use residential projects, striving on her ability to successfully interface with large client and consultants teams, managing objectives, and assuring quality.

Ernie Theurer

Ernie is a junior designer with experience in residential and commercial projects. He graduated with a BA in Architecture at the University of Berkeley in 2018 and did volunteer work in India as a Judith Lee Stronach Travel Scholar.

Kayla Bien

Kayla joins Min Design with experience in offices in Washington, D.C. and the Bay Area. She graduated from Rice University School of Architecture with her M.Arch and studied Environmental Studies in her undergraduate time at Middlebury College. Kayla also spent time teaching elementary school prior to transitioning to architecture.

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Susan Eslick

(The) Susan Eslick minds the books and so much more, the highlight of our week is when Susan is in.

Speaking

In 2016 MinDay was awarded the The Architectural League of New York's annual Emerging Voices Award. The award spotlights North American individuals and firms with distinct design 'voices' that have the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design. The jury reviews significant bodies of realized work and considers accomplishments within the design and academic communities. The work of each Emerging Voice represents the best of its kind, and addresses larger issues within architecture, landscape, and the built environment."

MODular sophistication.
MOD makes living more fun and work more creative. Inspired by everyday geometries, MOD is furniture – infrastructure for living and working – that embraces the impulse to re-arrange space. Each product has several pieces that can be combined, grouped, dispersed, stacked, and arranged, some are finite, others are finite. Founded by Min Day, MOD creates objects that inspire improvisation. Visit the MOD furniture site.

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