BOX Studios - Denver 1761 Emerson Street, Suite 100 Denver, CO 80218 303.864.1700
BOX Studios - Chicago 17 North State Street Suite 1350 Chicago, IL 60602 312.943.9630
Ferdinand Dimailig, AIA Principal/Managing Director of the Chicago office Prior to joining BOX studios, Ferdinand was the founding member of the company FUEL design collaborative with fellow business partner Daniel J. Kraiss, in the Fall of 2001. Their successful practice involved a conscience effort to maintain… Read More
Ferdinand Dimailig, AIA Principal/Managing Director of the Chicago office Prior to joining BOX studios, Ferdinand was the founding member of the company FUEL design collaborative with fellow business partner Daniel J. Kraiss, in the Fall of 2001. Their successful practice involved a conscience effort to maintain a diverse portfolio of project types, allowing the organization to sustain profitability in an ever-changing economically market. The successful merge between the companies strengthened the group’s overall portfolio and national presents.
Ferdinand has over 25 years of architecture and interior design experience in local, national and international markets. His varied architectural and interior design knowledge has enhanced his diverse background in business, design and technical aspects of the profession. Ferdinand co-directs all internal and external business activities for the Chicago studio. His continued success is attributed to his business integrity, professional client relationships and continued project involvement. His diverse project experiences have included: Base-Building, Renovation, Educational, Multi-Family Housing, Health-Care, Government, Mixed Used, Retail, Corporate, Light Industrial, Technology and Hospitality/Restaurant.
Dan Kraiss, LEED AP Principal/Co-Managing Director of the Chicago office Mr. Kraiss is the Co-Managing Director/Principal of the Chicago office. Prior to launching BOX Studios Chicago, Mr. Kraiss co-founded the architecture and interiors company FUEL design collaborative with business partner Ferdinand Dimailig in 2001. During 7 years of practice, the firm excelled in corporate interior design as well as base-building rehabilitation, new construction, health care, hospitality, fitness centers, and high-end retail projects. The firm’s collaborative philosophy and outward vision led to a business alliance with BOX Studios. In 2007, the design synergies and business approaches of the companies created Box Studios Chicago.
James Graczyk, Founding Principal/Owner of the Denver office In 2000, after a fast-paced 17-year career with top national and international design firms, Jim Graczyk had a vision of creating a company that would deliver every bit of the expertise and professionalism that bigger firms offer, while building strong relationships of trust and understanding with each client. The answer was BOX Studios, a service oriented interior design firm that provides innovative, intelligent workspace solutions of the highest quality and value to clients. Under Mr. Graczyk’s guidance, BOX Studios became an award winning design firm, whose work has been featured in Interior Design Magazine’s “Best of Office 2012” Interior Design Magazine’s Positivity Issue, Sources in Design, Midwest Construction, and Colorado Homes and Lifestyles. In November 2012, three of BOX Studios’ designs were featured in the prestigious book Best of Office Architecture and Design [Hardcover] edited by Cindy Allen. Mr. Graczyk believes that it is the synergy between all the parties involved in each project that makes a project a success. His 29 years of experience in the business taught him to recognize and appreciate each one’s contribution, and he strives to align BOX Studios with others who offer the highest level of expertise, professionalism and integrity. Strong collaborative relationships between real estate professionals, project managers, design professionals, engineers, building contractors, furniture dealers, manufacturing representatives and lighting vendors, allow all of them to team together and deliver the best value to THE CLIENT. Read Less