“Form and function are never enough. You have to push beyond that. Ensure you have poetry.” /Nat Cheshire/ 

What We Are

Open Architecture Design (OAD) is professional and experienced architecture bureau with open-minded thinking. We believe the best results lie outside the box – beyond definitions, standards, and expectations. 

We appreciate challenging projects, which demand advanced skills and experience by allowing to exercise our creativity ability to experiment, anything that keeps us evolving. 

Our portfolio already spans overRiga, Berlin, London, Barcelona, Dubai and beyond. We work with private and corporate clients from various backgrounds by developing our cultural understanding, awareness, and sensitivity.

Form, Function, Feelings as 3Fs lays behind our every project. Form always is following the Function and Feelings – to enable delivering of the contemporary and contextual experiential architecture. Considering only one or two of these elements will lack balance and the space will not stand the test of time and people’s memories.

How We Work

OAD work starts with in-depth research and understanding the full context – the client needs, environment, and legal requirements. We walk through the process from concept development through construction management. Both our private and corporate projects are entirely bespoke.

In our work, we have established the methods, approaches, and philosophies such as a deep respect for craftsmanship and applying long-term thinking over short-term fashion making.

By digital transformation OAD uses BIM throughout design process and stands for sustainable architectural design with applied knowledge in BREEM and LEED.

How We Lead 

OAD is founded in 2006 and is led by three main partners:

Zane Tetere-Sulce, Lead and creative architect – OAD creative driving force and most confident out-of-box thinker. Zane is naturally curious with high level of empathy and always keeps a keen eye on global tendencies and processes.

Elina Tetere, COO and designer – oversees processes and client management, dares to ask provocative questions and finds solutions when needed.

Kristaps Sulcs, CTO and architect – keeps hands on about the latest technical know-how and IT solutions in architecture and thanks to his rational and visionary mind, awareness and skills, even our wildest ideas are grounded in reality.

Combining inexhaustible creativity with technical know-how and a bold spirit, the OAD team has grown to over 20 talents in architecture, design, and landscaping.

Develop with Us

For an overview of OAD’s projects, browse our Architecture and Interior portfolios! 

If you think we’re the team you’ve been looking for, please find our contact details here.

Support of LIAA 

On 21 July 2022, Open Architecture Design SIA signed agreement No SKV-L-2022/275 with the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia on receiving support within the Promoting International Competitiveness programme, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.