A Little History.


The name Mobile Studio Design comes from a dream that is over a decade old. While pursuing a Master of Architecture degree in Vermont, Jessica formed a plan to one day revitalize her beat-up 1976 airstream into a mobile design/build studio. That dream became a reality when she left a larger firm to open a studio in Biddeford, Maine.

Jessica discovered early in her career that a project requires constant attention to be successful. She envisioned walking outside the airstream to answer any questions with a clarification sketch. Through various jobs in both architecture and construction she gained an appreciation for specific efficiencies that keep a schedule and budget on track.

As the firm’s focus shifted to residential design services, it became unnecessary to relocate the airstream from place to place. However the office continues to recognize the importance of being accessible to all team members throughout the life of the project.

Cat Sumislaski joined the studio in 2017 with 14 years of experience as an Architectural Designer. Most recently the firm welcomed Architect Leah Schaffer in Fall 2019. In addition to residential projects, the team has begun collaborating on several downtown community design projects.

The Mobile Studio airstream, Photo Credit: Corey Desrochers