About Us

STUDIO192 and CO is a working studio that provides design, fabrication + installation. Based in the heart of Des Moines we are a small but mighty studio that believes that all architecture should have a soul.

"a single source | one stop shop | specially designed for you | tell us what you like...kinda studio"


We got our start about a decade ago when our clients started asking us for signage or objects to highlight their businesses. The frustration came from outsourcing artwork to make a steel logo, to working with 3 different entities to build a stair, or to insuring our specialty objects were installed correctly. So of course, we started building objects in our garage... thinking okay just this ONE time.  And there you have it  "STUDIO192" was born in 2013.


Why 192?  Simple. 192 degrees is the nautical bearing of our original studio. In navigation, bearing refers to the direction or course of motion itself. But we like to think of it as, the direction of a distant object relative to the current course. Therefore, we provide a single source and stay with you through every step of your journey.


We have designed specialty spaces for creative people who have a desire to have a design that is out of the box... something that is their very own. We like to embrace a saying from Saint Francis of Assisi,

“He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”

So be it a design for your new restaurant, a table using your father's 50 year old walnut tree or taking your logo into life size steel letters for your gym. As artists, we will ensure your architecture keeps its soul.