MAISON ORION is a multi-faceted design studio founded in 2007. While primarily engaged in the design of buildings, our focus is rather on enriching life and investigating the qualities that make for graceful and uplifting habitats. We explore architecture from its traditional roots – firmness, commodity and delight. Far from being traditional or nostalgic, we seek to engage in a dialogue with these fundamental and everlasting concerns. Our references and inspirations come from myriad sources, but a borrowed quote from the Slow Food Manifesto expresses the motivations that underpin all the work:
A firm defense of quiet material pleasure is the only way to oppose the universal folly of Fast Life.
Founder, Lead Designer, Chief Strategist & Rainmaker
Designer & Quality Assurance Manager
"We worked with a Structural Engineer to help us design a remodel of our home. Once we got to city planning, everything became way too complicated for the engineer to navigate. Finally I arranged to hire Scott from Maison Orion to help. In short, Scott was able to compile all of the materials, consult with us, work with the coordinators at City Planning and complete the application and package for the HPOZ Committee. Thanks to Scott, we have our Certificate of Appropriateness and I'm thinking using him for continued assistance through the process with Building and Safety as well as construction. I look forward to continuing working with Scott and Maison Orion."- Dave Kleinman
"Mr. Scott M B Gustafson displays passion in all endeavors, whether work or play. His work is not compartmentalized from the rest of his life. Aesthetics are his way of life. Not only can he hit the ground running with his own ideas based on his own experiences and background, he can also aid in the creation of another's vision. Creatively, he can make a world grow larger in scope, as well as shrinking it down to subtle nuances"- Sheima Hassanlou
"Scott is an unbelievably creative thinker, and uses all the tools at his disposal to engineer an end result that few others could have imagined. He is undaunted by expectations and consistently augments the already enormous knowledge base from which he draws."- Staci Giovino
"Scott Gustafson has an everlasting passion and commitment to architectural creativity which is directly complimented by his multifaceted nature."- Jordoan Borkovec