About Our Firm

Elements Architectural Group is a studio of architects and interior designers committed to unearthing a client's vision and creating holistic design solutions that are buildable within budget and always beautiful. Our firm specializes in single-family residences, boutique commercial projects and eco-friendly design.

Company founder

Elements was founded in 2006 by Bill Scholtens. Bill has a deep awareness that a building project is likely the most expensive investment a client will make in their lifetime. Uniquely trained as an architect, carpenter, and counselor, Bill has created The Elements Way: our proven process that simultaneously considers the art, science, and economics of building design.


Bill believes the vision of a project should be the client's, and the role of the architect and design team is to work alongside the client with receptivity and wild curiosity. Our team thrives using passion, creativity, experience, knowledge, and industry connections to create an architectural design expressing each client’s vision. Bill is especially grateful for the now over 400 completed projects that are as diverse as our clients.


What is it all for? Over 24 years designing buildings and interiors has moved Bill to explore the deeper meaning and full capabilities of architecture. You'll often hear Bill say, 'It's not about the building.' He sees each building as a vehicle for connecting people to the land, one another, ourselves, and even the eternal.

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