is-office is a Chicago-based design firm specializing in objects, interiors, and buildings. is-office employs an approach that is disciplinary yet pop, rigorous yet cool. By way of an informed optimism the firm leverages the unique agency of physical form to engage issues of culture, urbanism, lifestyle, and iconography indigenous to the modern metropolis. The firm is headed by Kyle Reynolds and Jeff Mikolajewski, who offer 12 years of experience in architecture firms located in the U.S. and abroad.
Kyle Reynolds LEED AP is a co-founder of is-office and an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning. Reynolds was previously the Willard A. Oberdick Fellow at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, and an Adjunct Assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Architecture. He received a Master of Architecture from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture with a Certificate of Urban Planning, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. Reynolds was awarded the Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) Foundation Traveling Fellowship in 2003. He investigated how cultural variables and limitations on available space provoke architectural innovation in the increasingly static fabric of Japanese cities. His work has been published in On Farming: Bracket 1, The SANAA Studios 2006-2008: Learning From Japan: Single Story Urbanism, Pidgin Magazine, Interior Design Magazine, Calibrations, and Licensed Architect. Reynolds work has been exhibited at The University of Michigan, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Chicago History Museum, Princeton University, Daley Plaza in Chicago, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, and the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.
Jeff Mikolajewski LEED AP is a co-founder of is-office. He has lived in Los Angeles, Shanghai, Milan, Copenhagen, and Chicago while working for such firms as Bjarke Ingels Group, Andrew Zago Architect, UrbanLab, and Gensler. His work has been exhibited at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, the Universtiy of Illinois at Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, and has been featured in the publication Becoming Attractions published by UIC. He received a Master of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Summa Cum Laude from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee in. In 2013 he was awarded the Alpha Rho Chi Medal and was nominated for the Schiff Foundation Fellowship for Architecture
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