Studio MW is a design and planning firm based in Paonia, Colorado and founded in 2017. We are guided by a foundation in fine art and craft, construction, and sustainability. Our work can be found in the foothills of Denver, the alpine valleys of the Rocky Mountains, and the canyons and deserts of Utah and Arizona.
We are a flexible and responsive firm, traveling to sites across the Southwest and maintaining client interaction through remote conferencing and cloud based 3D models.
Studio MW works with fellow designers, architects, and engineers to provide our clients a holistic and professional process. We know the landscape and the communities we work with intimately and believe in creating a strong, local team.
Molly Wheelock is a 5th generation Coloradan, raised in a small mountain town in the Rockies. She’s most at home in the rural West and has found a niche serving these communities. Her passion is to create modern, durable, and resilient design and planning.
The daughter of a builder, Molly gained experience as a framer as a teen, and worked in a cabinetry shop and on a landscaping crew while attending Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Molly earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Architecture at RISD, where she founded Green by Design (later, A Better World by Design) and helped lead the school’s entry in the DOE Solar Decathlon.
Since returning to the West 15 years ago, Molly has worked in the field of architecture and planning throughout Colorado, Southern Utah, Northern Arizona, and a brief stint in Portland, Oregon. She has continued to focus on sustainability and energy efficiency, while designing and managing custom residential, equestrian, and light commercial/interior design projects.
Molly lives in Paonia, Colorado, on the Western Slope of the Rockies, and enjoys traveling the backroads and backcountry of the Mountain West.
Jeremy Wussow was born in Minnesota and raised in western Colorado. He is an avid outdoor enthusiast with a passion for mountain biking, snowboarding and exploring the desert southwest.
Jeremy began working in the residential construction industry straight out of high school. Within a few years he was running small projects in the Aspen/Snowmass area and eventually supervised large custom residential builds.
Heeding the desire to understand the design side of the building industry, Jeremy and his wife Ingrid moved to Bozeman, MT in 2008 to pursue their educational goals. Jeremy graduated with a Master of Architecture degree from Montana State University in 2013.
In an effort to be near family, friends and the desert southwest, the Wussow’s moved back to Colorado where Jeremy worked with Land + Shelter Architects in Carbondale. His work focused primarily on smaller-scale residential projects and it was here that his passion for budget-conscious, energy efficient, site-responsive design blossomed.
In 2015, Jeremy and Ingrid broke ground on the build of their own home in Glenwood Springs, CO. In addition to serving as the designer, Jeremy, in tandem with his father, also managed the construction process while simultaneously serving as laborer and carpenter. The project was completed on time and on budget 9 months after groundbreaking.
During his time with Land + Shelter, Jeremy worked with Molly Wheelock. Molly would go on to launch Studio MW and in 2021, Jeremy and Molly found an opportunity to collaborate on a shared passion: responsive, efficient and resilient design.