A building cannot speak, but it can tell a story.

Narrate Design (formerly Selser Schaefer Architects) is an architectural, interiors, and planning firm inspired by people-first design. We create environments that tell your story with purpose, clarity, and a distinct point of view.

Since 1993, we’ve collaborated with all kinds of clients — and it shows in our diverse body of work. As you explore the projects we’ve collected here, you’ll see everything from placemaking and renovations to thoughtful work, learning, and community environments. It’s a rich spectrum rather than a single specialty. This broad experience informs our design, as well as the efficient processes we use to bring it to life.