"When I was six years old my dad would lift me above his head. 'I STIFFEN THEE', he would say, and I would freeze every muscle in my body. He would then bench press me and twirl me in the air."
-- Neal Lucas Hitch
I STIFFEN THEE is a family and friends design-build studio with projects around the world. Our designs celebrate the co-sentience of everything in the environment; living and non-living; past and present. Members have studied at schools including the Architectural Association in London, LdM International Institute in Florence, the University of Virginia, the Ohio State University, and Judson University. They have worked in offices across the globe including Studio KDA in San Francisco, GMB Architecture and Engineering in Michigan, and Sou Fujimoto Architects in Tokyo.
Our clients and collaborators include Hello Wood Studio, Space Saloon, the Imperial Valley Desert Museum, the California Arts Council, Rainforest Arts Project, the County of San Diego, the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives, Global Inheritance, and the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.