A blank page.  An empty canvas. A white square.

In the hands of a innovator, the most basic building block of design rises above its geometry, taking shape in transforming the way people think, feel, work and play in the built environment.

We discover
new ways to incorporate design using a progressive approach.

We transform
spaces into dynamic and efficient environments.

We deliver
designs that encompass the latest technologies.

We provide
leadership and exceptional return on investment.

Welcome to BOX Studios.

Markets we serve.

ARCHITECTURE     INTERIOR DESIGN     STRATEGY

WORKPLACE

To create the best workplace on Earth, we design work environments that allow organizations to operate at their fullest potential by enabling people to do their best work.

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CORPORATE REAL ESTATE

We work directly with institutional clients to develop and implement specific real estate strategies.


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GOVERNMENT

Our mission is to bring the best of design to the public spaces – to change the look and feel of the old-style government buildings, while finding new ways to save energy, money and other resources.
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HOSPITALITY + RETAIL

The economic climate, web-based and increasingly more connected world have changed the retail stores, restaurants and hotels of today.

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HEALTH + WELLNESS

The healthcare and wellness business is complex.  Our team of designers and consultants enter into a collaborative process with doctors, health experts  and key wellness staff ...
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MULTI-UNIT + MULTI-USE LIVING

BOX Studios understands not only what makes spaces function for maximum productivity but as well for comfortable, well-designed, and efficient living.

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WORKPLACE

To create the best workplace on Earth, we design work environments that allow organizations to operate at their fullest potential by enabling people to do their best work. 

Leaders are now asked to derive higher performance from every company asset.  Office space, whether that of a small tech start-up or a corporate headquarters, is an asset that is both highly leveragable and pivotal to an organization’s success.  We work on behalf of tenants, buyers and sellers of commercial real estate, and hand in hand with commercial real estate brokerage firms.  Along with the brokers, we help the clients to understand exactly what they want and need.  We test-fit properties in support of the clients’ requirements and aid in negotiating the best terms on behalf of the client.  Our goal is an integrated design that engages all stakeholders and experts as part of a dialogue that results in a cohesive project outcome.  Our designs must balance functional and aesthetic workplace requirements, budget considerations, sustainability and stewardship of resources, site, symbolism, innovation, and flexibility.  We strive to create an environment that is an organic extension of the client’s culture, goals and aspirations.

CORPORATE REAL ESTATE

We work directly with institutional clients to develop and implement specific real estate strategies.  Our extensive experience and detailed industry knowledge enable us to identify interior design trends at their source, make definitive predictions about new directions and innovations, and influence planning standards and design guidelines at a global level.

Somewhere between then and now, the world got small. Competition spawned innovation and revolutionized the systems by which products and services create return on investments. Today, the only certainty is change. We need to be agile and responsive in a fast-paced world. We help you handle the issues related to the evolving workplace positively and proactively.  We help you realize how to turn ideas into reality, when concepts can get fully explored, where value will be returned. Our responsibility is to serve as owner representatives.

GOVERNMENT

Our mission is to bring the best of design to the public spaces – to change the look and feel of the old-style government buildings, while finding new ways to save energy, money and other resources. 

Government work requires high quality of work product, responsiveness and cost-effective services that deliver high-performance buildings. We strive to provide the best value to the government, its client agencies and to the American taxpayers.  We use our design, construction, and facility management expertise to help increase employee productivity and enjoyment of the work environment, improve the building footprint and ensure a sustainable future. We celebrate the dedication and creativity of everyone who works tirelessly to deliver the best in public design. 

government workplace solutions include:

  • aiding governments with effective management of government-owned or leased buildings
  • leveraging the government’s buying power through creating responsible acquisition of furniture and furnishing  products and services
  • leveraging technology and delivering solutions to enhance government efficiency in delivering and managing real estate for various agencies
  • promoting responsible use of federal resources through development of government wide planning and design policies

HOSPITALITY + RETAIL

The economic climate along with a web-based and increasingly more connected world, have changed the retail stores, restaurants and hotels of today. Understanding that the bottom line is equally important as creating the proverbial WOW factor in each of these environments.

We give our clients market edge through responsible design and cost-affordable creative solutions. Our goal is to provide our customers with a store that looks good, sells, and hits the budget and time frame. Today, retailers face competition on many levels, and as designers we are aware of their needs. We have to balance the foot traffic of the location with the potential “destination pull” of the store itself, the inventory storage needs with the per-square-foot price of the space, and many other aspects of the surrounding area and the facility itself. 

Restaurants rival retail stores in the level of competition and risk of investment. Restaurant owners, chefs and managers work tirelessly to make a new restaurant a success. Location, facility cost, ambiance and meeting high standards of cleanliness are just a few factors that may make or break a new undertaking. 

We understand hotels are risky and complicated real estate investments. On top of the underlying real estate sits a complex operating business with numerous employees and multiple revenue streams. These include rooms, food and beverage, and spa services. Rooms are the main source of revenue, “leased” on a daily basis. We strive to understand these underlying issues to enhance the assets through brand enforcement.  We apply our understanding of market segmentation, customer expectations, price point and return on investment. We ensure that the concepts, brands, spaces, processes and solutions are reflected in the business strategy, breathing new life into hospitality environments and reenergizing brands.

We strive to create environments that sell, where the commercial exterior facade and entrance are welcoming, where interiors are comfortable, and where the kitchen, office and storage areas work ergonomically.   

HEALTH + WELLNESS

The healthcare and wellness business is complex. Our team of designers and consultants enter into a collaborative process with doctors, health experts  and key wellness staff to establish goals, program and budget. 

Individual healthcare providers or multi-specialty practices are interested in creating efficient patient flow in order to maximize space utilization. We work with these medical practices to create environments which compliment the goals of efficiency, budget-conciousness, patient experience, and future flexibility within the practice.

Additionally, a new reality demands that healthcare providers, architects, designers and developers look at Medical Office Buildings (MOB) design in a new way. What’s needed are multi-specialty MOBs designed to better support physician integration and collaboration, while boosting productivity and efficiency. New MOBs need to fit a financial model for both tenant and developer in order to survive today’s marketplace. Patients traveling to a MOB demand more amenities, up-close parking, access to complimentary practices and directional signage that is easy to understand.

The team uses this information as the basis for the design.  As the design progresses, we validate budget and schedule with the medical professionals, construction personnel and landlord.  A predictable outcome is optimal for a transitioning medical practice.  Final plans, equipment placement and finish selections are all reviewed with the doctors prior to completion of construction documents. 

MULTI-UNIT + MULTI-USE LIVING

BOX Studios understands not only what makes spaces function for maximum productivity but as well for comfortable, well-designed, and efficient living.  We design both interior environments and free-standing buildings for multi-tenant/family or multi-use, blending a combination of residential and commercial function.  Either can include both residential low and mid-rise new and vintage rehab developments as well upscale student housing, sometimes integrating residential units with community activity space, workspace, and retail shops.

BOX works with developers, universities, and city and zoning officials to coordinate the unique details of its residential-based projects. It's an area where BOX can combine its long history of expertise in commercial and residential design and architecture.  These projects allow BOX the opportunity to address several basic human needs in one integrated, more sustainable environment.   

Our practice areas.

Matrices have a long history of application in solving equations. Complex design problems are such equations. By providing a matrix of services, our design solutions are more inventive, enabling things to work more brilliantly. We deliver insights into the process of work while providing clarify to a complex future. We turn ideas into reality, where notions get fully explored and value is returned and increased.

Architecture tells a story while meeting the needs
of individual clients and customers who use the building.

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Architecture

We believe that good design and a high-functioning
environment is a necessary component of good business.

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Interior Design

Portfolio Planning

BOX is an organization of professionals dedicated to leadership in
providing integrated internet accessed Real Estate and Facility services
for large scale project delivery programs to major corporations.

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Strategy & Research

We offer tools for collective knowledge sharing and discovery process
for gathering, assimilating and converting data to knowledge.
 

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ARCHITECTURE

Architecture tells a story while meeting the needs of individual clients and customers who use the building.

We believe that the best buildings are conceived when architects, engineers, consultants, contractors and clients come together to achieve something greater than the sum of their individual contributions. Through an integrated design process, we offer innovative design solutions that create real value. We are committed to a contemporary approach to architecture, with designs that are uniquely appropriate for each client, carefully detailed and timeless. Significant architecture requires working closely with our clients to determine their unique spatial and organizational needs, and the optimal design solution that is both cost-effective and environmentally sensitive.

INTERIOR DESIGN

We believe that good design and a high-functioning environment is a necessary component of good business.

Our commitment to this philosophy enables us to provide our clients with a service that address each client’s unique real estate needs. In today’s technology-driven work environment, we help link design theory to physical conditions. We provide design solutions that enable change. As our clients move forward, new challenges emerge. Our goal is to lead organizations in resolving complex real estate business decisions by asking smart questions, offering options, and executing choices in the most intelligent way. We build in flexibility and room for change as part of our designs. So our environments can keep up with the pace of business. Interior architecture is about "leveraging the box" in which we live, work, play and heal.

PORTFOLIO PLANNING & ROLL-OUT

BOX Studios is an organization of professionals dedicated to leadership in providing integrated Real Estate and Facility services for large-scale project delivery programs to major corporations and new companies with major aspirations. We provide significant value by delivering space and systems aligned to business; we create image, translate culture, fit people to advanced work processes, move fast, satisfy customers, improve quality and put in place ongoing real estate and facility management systems.

STRATEGY & RESEARCH

We offer tools for collective knowledge-sharing and discovery process for gathering, assimilating and converting data to knowledge. We research and organize data on integration of business organizations, technologies, work processes and workplace.

STRATEGIC REAL ESTATE PLANNING

  • assessing the cost and function of existing real estate
  • projecting the future
  • formulating Real Estate Strategies to optimize both performance and value

STRATEGIC SITE PLANNING

  • Identifying optimal use
  • Developing a strategy to maximize resources

STRATEGIC FACILITY PLANNING

  • evaluating existing facilities, identifying options to optimize use and performance
  • aligning facility strategies with corporate objectives
  • analyzing existing work process, patterns, style and culture
  • creating alternative workplace solutions
  • develop workplace guidelines and practices

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

  • Developing metrics to establish performance goals
  • Creating an empirical basis for strategic decision making

See what our clients have to say ...

Bill Starcevich
Senior Project Management Director
Cushman & Wakefield of Illinois, Inc.

“BOX Studios respects the client’s budget and schedule, and at the same time provides cutting edge design.  Their designs incorporate a high level of creativity to give the client a space that they can be proud of, and that works for their business needs."

Connie Herschbach
Director of Information Technology
Crop Production Services

"I have to pass on all the comments about the professional appearance of our new building, from the granite counter at the reception area; to the frames crop photos in the entry; the furniture and cube layouts; especially the lunch rooms, along with the attention of detail on the small things.  It's beautiful and everyone who comes to tour remarks on the talent and vision the designers had to pull this project together.  It's remarkable gorgeous."

Susan McClosky
Founder/Director of Design
FOF Brands

“In a field where creativity is often accompanied by hubris, the staff at BOX Studios (BOX) stand out for their inalienable sense of teamwork. On the multiple projects that I have had the opportunity to work on with BOX, I have found that they go above and beyond their scope of responsibility to ensure a project's success!  BOX has a keen ability to sift through and compile their client’s desires, because they understand how to immerse themselves in the project experience. What they have designed for our companies is more than the sum of all of our meetings, it captures the essence of who we are and is something that we couldn't even have imagined for ourselves.”

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