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Appelquist-Architect is an interdisciplinary practice engaging in architecture and design through an inclusive methodology of research, expansive collaboration and extensive experimentation. The work develops through research ranging from typology, digital production, structure, material, program and use, to larg… Read More
Appelquist-Architect is an interdisciplinary practice engaging in architecture and design through an inclusive methodology of research, expansive collaboration and extensive experimentation. The work develops through research ranging from typology, digital production, structure, material, program and use, to larger networks of social, cultural, and environmental consideration. The scope of Appelquist-Architect ' research constantly shifts and expands as each individual project has the potential to engage a unique set of parameters, specific to its condition. This process of "radical inclusion" allows Appelquist-Architect to participate in design at different scales - from product design, to private residences, to cultural institutions to large scale urban infrastructure.

Claes works have won numerous awards. The renovation of the Inland Steel tower, a National Historic Landmark where the project aims to make workplace comfort environmentally, economically sustainable and one of the first commercial interiors in the United States to achieve triple LEED Platinum certification. In 2008 the project received the American Institute of Architects Honor Award Preservation and Sustainability for the proposed innovative efforts. It also received Progressive Architecture Award Research & Development as well as Award Building Type in 2008. The project also recently won the 2010 Green GOOD DESIGN Awards from the Chicago Athenaeum. In addition, he also collaborated on the design of furnishings and fi xtures for manufacturing clients through the SOM Collaborative, including the prestigious Fusital collection of door hardware for Valli & Valli, and furnishings for the Unifor collection. For his collaboration with Valli & Valli, he also received several awards. Valli & Valli Hardware, a simple, elegant door handle that provides a visual clue to the overall design. The shape of the handle is a single bold stroke that implies the motion required to operate it. The design was crafted with the help of software used in the automobile industry. In 2007, Chicago Athenaeum issued the International Industrial and Graphic Design Award: Good Design, Hardware. The same year, Interior Design also selected it for Best of Year: Designer’s Choice, Hardware as well as the Spark Award issued Product/Industrial Design Category: Silver Award Read Less
  • Principal
    Appelquist-Architects — new york, USA
  • senior designer/ design director
    skidmore, owing & Merrill — new york, USA
  • designer
    Joel Sanders architects —
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The extensive experience of working with corporate clients. I have develop and expertise in brand and business development as well as formal exporations and the use of latest technolgy and methods.
Internally my focus is primarly on creative leadership and running and directing the studio environment of several t… Read More
The extensive experience of working with corporate clients. I have develop and expertise in brand and business development as well as formal exporations and the use of latest technolgy and methods.
Internally my focus is primarly on creative leadership and running and directing the studio environment of several teams and foster a design culture. Read Less
Principal
Appelquist-Architects
October 2011– Present (2 months)New York

Senior Designer & Creative Director
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Partnership; 1001-5000 employees; Architecture & Planning industry
December 2004– October 2011 (6 years 11 months)New York

Worked as an associate design director of the i… Read More
Principal
Appelquist-Architects
October 2011– Present (2 months)New York

Senior Designer & Creative Director
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Partnership; 1001-5000 employees; Architecture & Planning industry
December 2004– October 2011 (6 years 11 months)New York

Worked as an associate design director of the interiors department. Have comprehensive experience of innovative workplace models for largecorporate headquarters, luxury hotels and product designs. The list of clients is extensive including firms such as Morgan Stanley, BBVA, JP Morgan Chase, The James Hotel in New York and Miami, W Hotels, The Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts in Mexico City and Barain, and The Jumehra Hotel Group in Kuweit. Read Less
Member Since: Oct 27, 2011