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reduce the impact of the built environment on the planet so that humanity can live in balance with nature.


Unpretentious people. Dedicated to our craft. Oh planning+design provides the full range of architectural services.

In 2004, founding principal Deb France endeavored to create a firm that embodied the values integral to making a meaningful impact on the built environment. She named the firm Optimism and Health (OH) to communicate a positive, holistic approach our team continues to manifest in each project we devote ourselves to.

We believe that architecture should adapt to the complex shape and flow of contemporary life. OHP+D designs proactively for the needs of the environment and our clients through the responsible sourcing of materials, attentive listening, observation and collaboration. Our open studio is the plinth that supports the designers, thinkers, creators and dreamers who inhabit OHP+D’s workspace. VR visualizations, incisive charrettes, spontaneous teaming (and ping pong tournaments) all play an important role in our design process. We seek to produce lucid work, architecture that sculpts the vision of our clients into an outcome that is more than its constituent parts.


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OHP+D is led by principals Deb France, Leslie Melin, and Andrew Pearson, and associates Timothy Ayersman, Bryan Thompson, and Caitlin McGehee.