Studio 08 is a fee-based, independent door, door hardware, and security consulting firm, available for projects nationwide.

Studio 08 Consultants provides architects, engineers, and building owners complete specification and consulting services on new and existing building construction. We specialize in large and complex projects under all disciplines including: Sports stadiums and arenas, convention centers, civic, cultural and performing arts buildings, health care, education, laboratories, federal, military, aviation, detention, hospitality, office, mixed use, and worship facilities.


Studio 08 Consultants is an independent consulting firm. We do not represent any products or manufacturers. We serve only the needs of our architects, engineers, and building owners. This advantage allows us to specify the most appropriate hardware product for each application without brand favoritism. We base product selections on our own decades-long experience in the door and hardware industry, in concert with meeting client needs for existing facility integration.


We provide combined Division 08 and Division 28 expertise to your architecture firm:

Studio 08 utilizes software that seamlessly integrates door and hardware information with BIM. This integration ensures the most thorough coordination of project details between ourselves and our clients.

We understand the challenges of scope coordination during design and construction. This can be especially difficult with the complex nature of security and door hardware integration. Our experience allows us to minimize our clients exposure to risk based on our knowledge of both door hardware and access control applications. Our extreme diligence in project coordination between hardware, security, electrical, fire alarm and other consultants during design helps ease difficulties that may occur during construction.


Studio 08 Consultants are fully committed to each project we take on, from the time of early planning and schematic design, until the final punch list item has been resolved.

We pride ourselves on being professional, knowledgeable, accessible, and extremely responsive. We understand the importance of accuracy and detail during design. Studio 08 Consultants stands with our clients to uphold project design standards through the construction process from beginning to end.

What Our Clients Are Saying

I include Studio 08 on every job I manage. Studio 08 works on almost every project in the Washington, DC Healthcare studio. They know what they’re talking about, their work is thorough and they always hit our deadlines. They make us look good in meetings and coordinate seamlessly with other consultants. Studio 08 is a pleasure to work with.

Matthew Reiskin, Principal, Project Manager Washington, DC Healthcare Studio SmithGroup

Studio 08 Consultants has provided superb door hardware consulting services for ADG on numerous projects over the years that we have worked together. Tom Welsh brings a great deal of knowledge and integrity to each project that he has consulted with us on. Tom listens well to our clients and works diligently to specify the optimum hardware component for each application. Tom is thoughtful, very responsive and a real pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Studio 08 Consultants and I look forward to our next project!

Steven L. Matthews, AIA, Principal/Project Manager, ADG