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


John Senhauser, FAIA


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

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.


Ashley Hong, RA New York


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 is working towards her NCARB certificate to gain reciprocity in the state of Ohio.


Shawn Patrick Tubb, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C


Shawn joined John Senhauser Architects in 2018 with over 15 years experience in architecture and construction. He has worked on a wide variety of projects including residential, hospitality, entertainment, adaptive use, and urban design. He has lived in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Mexico City, Brussels, and in Shanghai where he spent three years on the construction site of the new Disneyland park. Shawn is a licensed architect in Ohio, NCARB Certified, and LEED AP BD+C.


Shawn has a Master in Architecture and a Master in Community Planning from the University of Cincinnati (College of DAAP) where he also received the Certificate in Historic Preservation. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Film Production from Bowling Green State University. Shawn is the author of a book on the first International Style mixed-use hotel in the world, Cincinnati’s Terrace Plaza Hotel: An Icon of American Modernism (2013).