Origin 8 Architecture, Inc. knows that architecture is more than designing buildings. We  work with our clients and contractors to craft memorable spaces.

Mission Statement

Our Portfolio

Martin W. Harsin, NCARB - President
Our Foundation:

Three Principles:

  • Durability – it should stand up robustly and remain in good condition.
  • Utility – it should be useful and function well for the people using it.

  • Beauty – it should delight people and raise their spirits.

Architecture is a blend of science and art.  Architecture is constantly evolving. Scientifically, architecture must adhere to the laws of nature and respond to program, function, schedule and budget. Artistically, architecture must respond to the human condition in tangible and meaningful ways; it must be powerful and aesthetically stimulating. Architecture must engage the senses in a poetic and phenomenological fashion while performing its ultimate purpose of shelter. Architecture is what we do, what we create and who we are. It is our job, our art, to continually evolve, blend science and art into a harmonious whole that makes a positive impact on the individual, community and environment.

architecture   |   planning  |  design

Hours: Mon - Fri 8am - 6pm
775.525.9240

Contact us today to discuss our broad array of project experience.  You can also download a copy of our experience from the Contacts and Project pages.

University of Idaho - Bachelor of Architecture - 1994

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Certificate Holder (NCARB)

Nevada registered Architect - 4506

Design-Build Institute of America - Member (DBIA)

Contact Information

26 years of combined experience as an Architect and Construction Project Manager gives Martin the opportunity to understand the design process, but also be cost conscious for our clients. He is experienced in all Phases of Architecture and Construction. He has been successful in managing multi-million dollar projects on the Las Vegas strip to personalized residential projects for select clients to deliver them on time and on-budget. Whether it be in the traditional Design-Bid-Build delivery method or Design-Build Construction Practices, he has executed projects in all delivery methods.  Martin is also a Rotarian and an active member in the Sparks Rotary Club.