RATIO Design

RATIO Design

Indianapolis, IN,


RATIO Design Opens Milwaukee Studio

By abbyfox
Mar 28, '23 8:19 AM EST

New Studio brings unparalleled national design expertise to the Metro Milwaukee Area

 MILWAUKEE — March 28, 2023 — RATIO Design, a top 50 multi-national design firm, announced today that they are opening a Milwaukee, WI studio. The addition of a Milwaukee location to RATIO’s studios in Chicago and Champaign, IL, Indianapolis, IN, Denver, CO, and Raleigh, NC increases the firm’s visibility in the region.

“Over the last decade RATIO has successfully expanded throughout the US, and we see this new Milwaukee Studio as a wonderful opportunity to bring our award-winning design disciplines to the region and better serve our clients in the commercial, education and civic practice areas,” said Chris Boardman, Principal and President at RATIO.

RATIO’s Milwaukee Studio, located downtown, will be led by Rebecca J. Hinz, WRID, IIDA. Rebecca, a native of Milwaukee, is a Partner at RATIO with nearly 20 years of industry experience and expertise in the higher education, life sciences, and corporate interiors practice areas.

“Having lived in the Milwaukee community for years and experiencing the incredible growth and development we’ve had, I’m thrilled we can now bring our interdisciplinary design expertise to the area, allowing for better connection and local expertise to support the bright future of Milwaukee and the surrounding communities,” said Rebecca Hinz, WRID, IIDA, Partner and Milwaukee Studio Leader at RATIO.

Throughout Rebecca’s career, she has successfully led programming, interior design and project management on projects of all sizes for clients, including Pacers Sports & Entertainment, Ball State University, Fairmount Properties, Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Ivy Tech Community College, University of Kentucky, St. Louis University, and the Illinois Capital Development Board.

Additionally, her local experience prior to RATIO includes working with Greendale, Greenfield and Oak Creek School Districts, Watertown Regional Medical Center, Columbus Community Hospital, Aspirus Health and the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics.

Prior to returning to the Milwaukee area, Rebecca was the Interiors Studio Leader for RATIO’s Headquarters Office in downtown Indianapolis. From the Milwaukee Studio, Rebecca will continue to lead technical training, quality assurance, and design mentorship for the interior design discipline and across the firm.

“With this investment in Milwaukee, coupled with our proud history of repeat clients, we have a strong foundation upon which to build long-lasting relationships in the area,” said Rebecca Hinz, WRID, IIDA, Partner and Milwaukee Studio Leader at RATIO. 

About RATIO Design

RATIO Design is an award-winning design firm with studios in Indianapolis, Champaign, Raleigh, Chicago, Milwaukee, and Denver, offering services in architecture, preservation, interior design, landscape architecture, urban design, and graphic design. Founded in 1982, its collaborative studios combine professionals from all architectural disciplines to work on higher education, community, life sciences, workplace, lifestyle, and cultural projects. To date, RATIO has completed work in more than 41 states in the US and 15 counties around the world. The design firm has managed and completed a variety of projects with more than 78 higher education institutions as well as several other high-profile projects. Notable projects currently underway include the 5-star CairoHouse Hotel in Egypt, the high-rise Signia by Hilton Hotel in Indianapolis, the East Civic Tower in Raleigh, the Elanco Global Headquarters in Indianapolis, and the IU Health new downtown hospital in Indianapolis.


Abby Fox
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RATIO Design
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