Dan Kraiss, LEED AP
After years of practice with some of the top national firms, Dan Kraiss now focuses on applying his design expertise and business acumen to making sure that BOX Studios excels in corporate interior design as well as base-building rehabilitation, new construction, health care, hospitality, fitness centers, and high-end retail sectors. As a working Principal, he contributes to the firm’s collaborative philosophy and outward vision. Kraiss considers stewardship of the environment and preservation of resources a matter of utmost importance and leads BOX Studios’ efforts in this essential area.
Kraiss is especially inspired by the BOX Studios’ growing portfolio of technology and internet based companies. “We have taken these companies, most notably Groupon, from low-budget start-ups through explosive growth periods, to respected publicly traded companies,” says Kraiss. “They challenge us to provide more efficient, unique and progressive designs. To keep up with some of these companies’ phenomenal growth rates, we have to constantly reinvent the way we conceptualize and deliver designs and produce construction documents,” he reflects.
Dan believes in BOX Studios’ drive to use design as a tool to advocate progress toward better working conditions and flexibility to adapt to change. “As the digital transformation continues to spread through various business sectors, BOX Studios will be ready with innovative solutions at the forefront of office design for tech-savvy companies.”
Dan Kraiss attended Northern Illinois University, receiving a Bachelor in Fine Arts, Interior Architecture degree. He is a member of the United States Building Green Council (USBC), a registered LEED Accredited Professional, and member of the Chicago Loop Alliance.