Jim Graczyk, Ferdinand Dimailig, and Dan Kraiss met 20 years ago. At the time, all three were employed by a Chicago-basednational interior design firm, with offices and projects spanning from New York to California and just about every place in between. As a partner charged with opening a Denver office for the firm, Jim Graczyk spent several years managing a myriad of projects for US West, AT&T, Media One, and Avaya in the Denver region, and fell in love with the Rocky Mountains. So when in the year 2000the firm decided to consolidate its branches and bring him back to Chicago, Jim saw this as an opportunity to stay in Denver and act on his vision of creating his own company. The new agile company, named BOX Studios, would deliver every bit of the expertise and professionalism that bigger firms offered, while building strong relationships of trust and understanding with each client.
At the same time, in Chicago, Ferdinand Dimailig and Dan Kraiss were having similar thoughts. The result was that in 2001, they formed a design collaborative. Their successful practice also developed a diverse portfolio of project types and soon the three principals’ philosophy of collaboration and outward vision led to a business alliance. In 2007, the synergy of design and business approaches created BOX Studios Denver/Chicago.
Today, BOX Studios’ portfolio includes award winning and critically acclaimed projects in Corporate, Base-Building, Renovation, Educational, Multi-Family Housing, Healthcare, Government, Mixed Use, Retail, Light Industrial, Technology and Hospitality/Restaurant sectors.