Architecture Interiors


Deep River is Hiring!

Posted On February 26, 2021

Architectural Design Associate Position

Deep River Partners, Ltd., a leading architecture and interior design firm, is looking for motivated individuals to join our award-winning team as an architectural associate. Our collaborative studio culture encourages personal and professional growth and provides opportunities to work in the luxury single family residential market. In assisting in the completion of schematic design, design development, construction documents and construction administration, the candidate will need:

  • Ability to work within a small team environment effectively
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills and an eye for detail
  • Light Frame Wood Construction knowledge of components and detailing
  • Ability to coordinate and integrate the work of structural, HVAC, lighting consultants and construction team
  • CAD experience (Archicad a plus) and virtual modeling skills
  • Post-production visualization skills (Photoshop, Twinmotion, etc.)
  • Specification writing skills
  • Ability to manage and integrate product selections and put in schedule form
  • Ability to conduct code research and document existing conditions
  • Flexibility to work additional hours as required to meet deadlines
  • Bachelor’s in Architectural Sciences (Master’s preferred)
  • Licensure, or ability to, a plus
  • 5 plus years of experience
  • Work experience a plus in the luxury home design industry

Please send resume or inquiries to

“Subterranean Magic” Feature in Sound & Vision

Posted On October 18, 2020

Deep River Partner’s Media Room design from our French Transitional Renovation was featured in “Sound & Vision”, the preeminent publication for audiophiles.

Following is an excerpt. The full article can be viewed here.

Basements are usually dank, dreary spaces reserved for storage but when the owners of a majestic home in the Milwaukee suburb River Hills hired Deep River Partners to bring a cleaner transitional aesthetic to the traditional décor, they decided to extend the design magic below grade and transform a boring space into a comfy media room. The idea was to create an inviting area where family and friends could gather to watch movies on a huge screen, play video games, or just hang out. And although they wanted a great Blu-ray-based movie system, they were not interested in building a dedicated “theater” space.

Tee’d Off At MS Golf Outing

Posted On July 14, 2020

Deep River Partner’s was proud to participate in the 5th Annual Tee’d Off At MS Golf Outing, a charity to raise funds for research into the cure for MS.

After seeing family members and friends battle MS for many years, Dave Blavat continues his personal mission to raise money for the MS Society so that some day other families will not have to endure the consequences of this slowly debilitating disease.

What is MS?

Multiple sclerosis (or MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from one person to another. Today, new treatments and advances in research are giving new hope to people affected by the disease.

DONATE to the National MS Society HERE


Small Home, Big Makeovers

Posted On July 14, 2020

Deep River Partner’s was invited by MKE Lifestyle magazine to contribute design inspiration for a tired Cape Cod inspired home.

“Small Home, Big Makeovers” [June/July 2020] is excerpted here:

“Now that summer is here, home improvements are underway. Realizing one structure can accommodate many design ideas, the editors presented a single small home image to local design, construction and remodeling professionals and asked for inspiration to see what sort of makeovers they might recommend.

“This home has some styling elements of a classic Cape Cod, including the gabled roof with a central entry into the home. Implementing some traditional details ofthe Cape Cod style could truly awaken this home into a neighborhood showstopper,” said Nicholas Blavat, AIA.”

Be inspired by other Deep River Renovations on the Portfolio Tab.

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Magazine Article


Deep River Partners Featured on “Wisconsin Architect” January 2020

Posted On February 17, 2020

Gardens and pergola of Lake Michigan Shingle Style Beach HouseThe Beach House“, a Coastal Shingle style design was chosen for its classic underpinnings and unmistakable casual yet elegant atmosphere. On the exterior, weathered silver/gray shingles, copper accents, and wood shingle roof are punctuated by white trim and traditional divided lite windows. ~Wisconsin Architect, the official online publication of AIA Wisconsin.

Tour the Deep River Portfolio to see more of this Shingle Style Residence and other projects.

Blavat Celebrates 15 Years!

Posted On November 20, 2019

Nicholas Blavat is celebrating 15 years at Deep River! Nurturing his career, guiding our clients, and mentoring our team has lead to many extraordinary projects. Congratulations to Nicholas on his many successes!

Nick redlining drawings

An Urban Escape in Milwaukee’s Third Ward

Posted On November 12, 2019

as featured in Kitchen & Bath Business (KBB) Online

“Looking for a more urban lifestyle, one homeowner moved from the suburbs to downtown – into a 5,000-sq.-ft. condominium on the roof of an eight-story building. The condo’s location in Milwaukee’s historic Third Ward district offered a unique neighborhood atmosphere, and so the client was looking for a modern interior to match the family’s new and dynamic lifestyle.”

Hayley Schlueter Joins Interior Design Team

Posted On November 8, 2019

Deep River Partners is pleased to announce that Hayley Schlueter has joined the Interior Design team. Hayley graduated from The University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point, earning a degree in Interior Architecture. Welcome Hayley! For more on our design team, visit:

Hayley Schlueter

Creative Spotlight: Deep River Partners designs luxury dream homes for Milwaukee’s elite

Posted On September 8, 2019

As seen in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Sep 8, 2019

“For the past 20 years, Deep River Partners, a residential architecture and interior design firm based in Milwaukee’s 3rd Ward, has been creating and building luxury dream homes for Milwaukee’s business elite.”

Read full article Here
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Erickson Named 2018 Emerging Professional

Posted On February 25, 2019

Deep River Partners is pleased to announce that interior designer Natalie Erickson, ASID, was named the 2018 Emerging Professional by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) – Wisconsin Chapter.

Erickson became a licensed interior designer in the State of Wisconsin in fall 2017.  She has also been a key team member on recent award-winning projects for Deep River.

Congratulations Natalie for your continued dedication to interior design and its principles!