Founded in 2004, MAYES OFFICE (MO) is a multi-disciplinary practice that designs various project types and scales across North America. From residential homes and multi-family developments, to hospitality and office projects, hardscape design, and cultural spaces, we believe buildings and spaces should serve a functional purpose while evoking an emotional and aesthetic response from those interacting with them. Our goal is to craft designs that not only meet the practical needs of our clients but also inspire and uplift the senses, enrich the users' experiences, and benefit the surrounding community.  


Client participation is critical to the success of any project. We understand that every client is different, and each project is unique and requires a tailored approach. That's why we work closely with our clients from the outset, actively engaging with them to ensure their ideas and feedback are incorporated into the design. This collaborative approach adds personal value to their investment and results in projects that reflect their vision and lifestyle.


Our holistic design approach revolves around a deep comprehension of the project's objectives, restrictions, surroundings, and goals. Every project presents unique obstacles and possibilities; therefore, our design process must be adaptable to meet these demands and attain optimal results. We take into account the entire lifecycle of a building or space, evaluating aspects such as performance, sustainability, and wellness while considering the social and cultural context to ensure a harmonious integration into the environment and community. Our flexible and adaptable process allows us to handle any project type, focusing on delivering high-quality results.





Pre-design, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documentation, Bidding Coordination, and Construction Administration Services.



Process and coordinate the Consruction Documents into the City for review and building permit approval. 



Technical and logistical coordination between the Client, the City, project consultants and engineers.





Colby was raised in Paducah, Kentucky. He earned a 5 year-Professional Bachelor's Degree from the University of Kentucky, College of Architecture, in 1997. 


In 1997 he worked for Daniel Libeskind in Berlin, Germany then moved to Southern California to work for Frank O. Gehry and Associates (FOGA) |from 1998-2004.  During Colby's tenure at FOGA as Associate Designer, he participated in many of the firm's most innovative and award-winning projects both nationally and internationally.  Most notably was Mayes's design and technical contributions to the Marques de Riscal Hotel in Elciego, Spain, which has become Frank Gehry's most recognized international hotel to date.  Other national and international projects Mayes was involved in during his tenure at Frank O. Gehry's include:  the New Guggenheim Museum, New York City; Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO); Canada; Astor Place Hotel, New York City; Maggie's Cancer Center in Scotland; and The Art of the Motorcycle exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum, New York City.


In 2004, he founded Mayes Office and is the CEO and design principal.  He brings decades of experience in design, construction, project development, and management to the office to assist our Clients in achieving their goals and realizing their projects.   

Timothy Walsh was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah.  He pursued his undergraduate degree at the University of Utah before moving to Eugene, Oregon, to attend a graduate program at the University of Oregon. Upon completing his undergraduate work, he moved back to Salt Lake City and specialized in residential projects.  Timothy joined Mayes Office in 2018 and is currently a senior designer.  He brings a focus on sustainability, and has been instrumental in organizing MO's virtual reality department. 



Eric Stephens was born and raised in Upland, California. He joined Mayes Office in 2018 upon graduating from the University of Kentucky with a Master's Degree in Architecture. He brings focus to digital modeling and rendering into his projects. Before joining Mayes Office, Eric collaborated on various residential and retail projects with several architects while also bringing previous experiences from the construction industry and high-end water feature design. 


Karen was born and raised in Cali, Colombia.  She joined MO in 2016 as an Assistant in real estate development.  Karen is responsible for organizing MO's real estate strategies, market research, and business administration activities.