it's personal.

Founded by Zoe Kardasis Sturtz and Ryan Sturtz in 2009, Edit Design Build Studio is an award-winning design-build firm specializing in residential design and remodeling services. Located in Prospect Park nestled right on the border of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, we're passionate about living in and renovating homes in the neighborhoods we call home.

At Edit Design Build Studio, all of our work is extremely personal. Edit knows that renovating your home will likely be one of the larger financial commitments you will make. We're acutely aware that every project and every home is unique and that the process must be an individualized experience for each and every client.

We believe that the best decisions derive from asking the right questions. Our meticulous design/build process is continuously guided by both partners of the company and encourages strong design merged with thoughtful construction strategies. Through meaningful conversations and good planning, Edit Design Build Studio will develop a detailed and comprehensive plan for your project from inception to completion.

With over 30 years of combined experience in architecture, design, project planning, and construction, we are confident that we will exceed your expectations. With Edit Design Build Studio, you will find a passionate team committed to delivering your vision while maintaining a practical and responsible approach.

zoe kardasis sturtz, CR, AKBD, CAPS

partner, operations manager, designer

As co-founder of Edit Design Build Studio, Zoe oversees the business, finances, and sales processes, as well as creates and implements all of Edit’s systems and operations. Her passion for process and details is evident in her active collaboration in all design and project planning with husband and partner, Ryan.

Zoe strongly believes that the best designs and processes are born from clearly defined visions and goals. With a true appreciation for collaboration, Zoe encourages homeowners to envision their dreams and works hard to help align them with their budget. Knowing that thoughtful and deliberate steps taken in the design and project planning phase lead to successful projects and satisfied clients, Zoe takes great pride in Edit’s thorough planning.

After falling in love with Minnesota and its people during a brief visit, Zoe moved to the Twin Cities in 1992 to attend Macalaster College. With her degree from Macalaster in Urban Studies and a passion for development and renovation, Zoe subsequently attained her certification in Kitchen and Bath Design. Most recently, Zoe achieved the prestigious Certified Remodeler (CR) designation through the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). Born and raised in the Boston area, Zoe now enjoys living and working in the Twin Cities and will always consider this home.

ryan sturtz, EPA RRP, MN GSA

partner, production manager, designer

As co-founder of Edit Design Build Studio, Ryan oversees the design, production and project management as well as marketing. Whenever possible, Ryan is still known to grab his tool bag and will always enjoy swinging a hammer.

Ryan’s dedication to thoughtful design is matched by his hands-on commitment to turn visions into reality. With a strong eye for design and detail, every Edit project is devoted to excellence in both design and craftsmanship.

Since earning his degree in Architecture in 1999 at the University of Minnesota, Ryan has vigorously pursued a career that merges design with construction. As both an intern and later a full-time employee, Ryan enhanced his design skills at Harry Teague Architects in Aspen, CO, working on and managing diverse projects including the award winning Glacier Residence, Smuggler Street Residence, Benedict Music Tent, and Anderson Ranch Arts Center.

Returning to the Midwest in 2002, Ryan worked with his father Rick to re-envision and renovate their family’s 110-year old Wisconsin farmstead into a serene, contemporary family retreat. Ryan’s vision of forming a design-build firm can be traced to this endeavor, and in 2009, Ryan and Zoe merged their mutual passions for strong design and exceptional craftsmanship with the creation of Edit Design Build Studio.

Thank you for visiting our site. We hope you will explore and find some inspiration for your own home . . . we hope to hear from you soon.

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