Working with Tilsley Architects

W hen Tilsley Architects opened in 1991, our goals were to excel in every detail of architecture and build relationships by providing clients the design solutions they were looking for. Today as one of Cincinnati’s full-service architectural firms, our goals haven’t changed. Our projects include new construction and renovations of existing buildings. From complex design challenges to straightforward solutions, you can count on a team committed to excellence — in our work and our relationships. We combine creativity and collaboration to transform your wants, needs and dreams into memorable spaces.


We believe communication and collaboration are cornerstones of successful design. It’s why we start by listening, to understand your needs, wants and values. With creativity, innovation, and an emphasis on sustainable, green design, we help you define your vision. We look for opportunities and potential beyond what’s obvious and transform your vision into an insightful design that achieves your goals. Success is also in the details. That’s why your project team follows a comprehensive process, planning, managing and documenting details every step of the way. From hand sketches to 3D modeling we study the details of pattern, texture, scale, color, light and materials for your project. Collaboration and communication — with you, architects, designers, and construction team — headline that process to deliver your design solution on time and on budget.


Tilsley Architects is a diverse team of friendly, open professionals who contribute unique skills, talents, and insights to every design solution. Respect for what each person brings to a project — including your wants, ideas and values — fuels collaboration. We also respect the integrity of our field — our responsibility to our clients’ and the community to provide sustainable, enduring design solutions. We know our work will impact people, neighborhoods, and communities for decades ahead. That’s why we treat every project as our only one, committing our best work.


Our team is involved in several community organizations including:

  • Mt. Adams Civic Association
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Design Lab—formerly Architecture by Children


We serve a wide range of clients, in areas including workplace, retail, faith-based, hospitality and residential, thanks to the diverse skills and background of our team. A few of the design solutions our clients have turned to us for include:

  • Amplify an organization’s brand through the structure and interior design
  • Office space renovations to improve workflow, function, and collaboration
  • Design to include hillside design and unique urban infill designs and projects
  • Renovations and sustainable upgrades to give a historic building new life as a multi-tenant office building
  • Transforming an office building into upscale condominiums

Most of our clients come to us by referral from other clients. We consider that the best measure of our success.