About

Founded in 1979, John Senhauser Architects is a nationally-recognized, client-focused design practice, known for consistently producing award-winning architecture and highly personalized design. We strive to create architecture that is environmentally-responsive and rooted in its context. Continued recognition by clients, architects, and builders testifies to the success of our work.

Having a long history in the custom single-family residential market, John Senhauser Architects pays close attention to detail, creating unique design solutions. As our practice expanded into multi-family, commercial, and cultural projects, the design approach remained the same. Our matchless attention to detail means that each design is highly-crafted to reflect your distinctive taste and individual needs. Our goal is to enhance your project by providing high quality and sustainable architectural design services.

Our Team

Our firm has over 75 years of collective experience in residential and commercial design.

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John Senhauser, FAIA

OWNER & PRINCIPAL

John C. Senhauser, FAIA, founder of John Senhauser Architects, was born in New Philadelphia, Ohio. He earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1971 from University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning and started his own practice in 1979. During 40 years of practice, both architects and builders have chosen to honor John Senhauser Architects with more than 80 design awards including the 1999 AIA Ohio Gold Medal Firm Award. John was named a Fellow of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 1995 and received the 2009 AIA Ohio Gold Medal.

Linking practice with education, professional, and community service, John is a former Adjunct Associate Professor of Design at the University of Cincinnati. He has served as President of both AIA Ohio and AIA Cincinnati, Regional Director for the Ohio Valley Region, and Institute Secretary for the National AIA.

John served as the Director of the National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB) from 2007 to 2010. He is a former Chair of the City of Cincinnati’s Historic Conservation Board and Ohio’s Residential Construction Advisory Committee. John is currently a member of the City’s Urban Design Review Board and the University of Cincinnati’s Design Review Committee.

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Ashley Hong, AIA

PROJECT MANAGER

Ashley joined John Senhauser Architects in 2015 and brings strong experience as a designer and project manager for high-end residential, hospitality, and cultural projects. Prior to joining the firm she worked in New York City for several highly-regarded design offices including Morris Adjmi Architects, Clodagh Design, and Rockwell Group.

She studied Mechanical Engineering at the Ohio State University before transferring to the University of Cincinnati where she earned a dual bachelor degree in both Architecture and Interior Design. Her studies also included a semester at the Danish Institute for Study in Copenhagen, Denmark. She received professional licensure for the state of New York in 2017 and gained reciprocity in the state of Ohio in 2021.

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Victoria Wanstrath

DESIGNER

Victoria joined John Senhauser Architects in 2022 as an architectural designer after graduating with her Master of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati. Prior to joining the firm she worked as an intern for Weiss/Manfredi Architects in New York, Kohn Pederson Fox in New York, and Michael McInturf Architects in Cincinnati.

 

In addition to her Master of Architecture degree, Victoria has a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, with a minor in English, from the University of Cincinnati's school of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP.) In the coming years she will begin taking exams and working towards her architectural license.