Jed Lahti


“At its heart, good design is about people and how we choose to inhabit this world.”

“I believe explicitly in the value of the collaborative approach to design, working closely with other design team members and engaging quickly and mindfully with clients, consultants and communities. With a background in higher education, I enjoy teaching others about the importance of good design and its impact on society as a whole. This is a big part of what I bring to the process. 

“I grew up close to nature and my relationship with the outdoors is an important guide in my work. I like to celebrate the beauty of natural materials and their imperfect qualities in my designs. I see each project as an opportunity to learn while fulfilling a client’s dream in a sustainable and respectful manner.”

• Prefab design and construction
• Building saunas
• Whitewater kayaking and curling

Education and Licensure
• Masters of Architecture, University of Colorado
• Bachelor of Arts, University of Minnesota

Experience and Affiliations
• Faculty Member, The Pennsylvania State University
• International design experience, China

• Chester Park Residence
• Iowa Farm|House