Firm Profile

The firm of Bastian & Harris, Architects was established in 1999 by Doug Bastian, AIA and John Harris, AIA.  For 27 years, Doug and John worked for the firm of Clint Bryan & Associates in Charleston.  During their tenure with this architectural firm, Doug and John participated in the production of a wide variety of projects ranging from higher education, primary and secondary education, health care, churches, commercial office space, retail, recreational, and custom residential.  Through this association, they gained valuable experience in all phases of the design and construction process.  Their technical expertise in the production of detailed construction documents and hands on approach to contract administration has gained them respect among the construction industry with a reputation for minimal change orders.  This practical experience contributes to their ability to match owner’s functional needs with economical and constructible design solutions.  Detailed cost estimating from conceptual phase through construction documents has led to an excellent track record of delivering projects on time and in budget.

Bastian & Harris offers full service architectural designs to their clients while remaining small and personal.  This four man firm, consisting of three registered architects and one associate, can produce projects of various sizes and complexities.   By utilizing independent mechanical, electrical, and structural engineering consultants as needed, the firm capitalizes on a wide range of technical expertise and support.  When specific projects require special expertise, Bastian & Harris will call upon specialized architectural design firms or other design consultants and utilize the knowledge and experience of nationally recognized professionals within a specific discipline.  This allows them to build a design team specifically geared to the clients individual goals and objectives. 


From early project development through programming, budget, design, technical drawings, specifications, and contract administration, a project is handled by the same key individuals.    This continuity of personnel from inception to completion results in smooth communication between owner and all members of the project team.  This helps to ensure quality control throughout the project and effectively translate owner’s original project goals into a successful and complete project.

Recent projects include a 500-bed Student Housing and Dining Facility Complex for Marshall University, new Corporate Offices for Go-Mart, Inc., new Banquet Facility, Training, Educational, and Conference Center Addition at Caperton Center, and various renovations and additions to seven elementary schools for Kanawha County.  Currently under construction are a new facility for Eastern West Virginia Community & Technical College, Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts at West Virginia Wesleyan College, and various projects for Kanawha County Schools.  Presently, projects include Marshall Community & Technical College, various other projects at Marshall University, and new offices for Hospice.


Doug and John are committed to providing a high level of professional service with personal attention to detail.  It is this reputation that has helped to establish them within the architectural and construction community.  They look forward to serving your design needs and appreciate the opportunity to be part of your project.


Bastian & Harris Architects
Bastian & Harris, Architects
300 Summers Street, Suite 1200
Charleston, WV  25301-1630
Tel: 304/342-2151
Fax: 304/342-2197