Architecture, Interior Design + Real Estate Planning Firm
Box Studios—Chicago/Denver
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BOX Studios is a full-service architecture and interior design firm dedicated to providing excellent customer service and designs tailored specifically to each of our clients’ unique visions and needs.

BOX Studios Denver, Colorado, was founded in the year 2000 to reflect Founding Principal Jim Graczyk’s design… Read More
BOX Studios is a full-service architecture and interior design firm dedicated to providing excellent customer service and designs tailored specifically to each of our clients’ unique visions and needs.

BOX Studios Denver, Colorado, was founded in the year 2000 to reflect Founding Principal Jim Graczyk’s design and business philosophy.

BOX Studios Chicago (as FUEL Design Collaborative) was founded in 2001 by Principals Ferdinand Dimailig and Dan Kraiss. In late 2007, FUEL Design merged with long-time sister firm BOX Studios and together procured a multi-year, Region 5 GSA contract.

Customer service has been the corner stone of the firm since our inception. This is reflected by the amount of repeat business and client referrals BOX Studios has enjoyed through the years. Our dedicated staff members have worked with Fortune 500 companies across the country and around the world.

Contact us to see how we can be of service for any of your design or architecture needs.

Specialties:
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BOX Studios - Denver
1761 Emerson Street
Denver, CO 80218
303.864.1700

BOX Studios - Chicago
200 S Michigan Ave #800
Chicago, IL 60604
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 maintai… 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.
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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.
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James T. Graczyk (1959-2016),
Founding Principal

As the founding Principal of BOX Studios, Jim Graczyk had set the firm’s collective design direction, business vision and guided the firm’s talented staff to achieving the design quality and innovation for which BOX Studios is known. His relentless drive, exceptional gift for design, deep understanding of his craft, and relentless optimism will be missed by everyone who had the privilege to know him and work with him.

Over his 30+ years of wide ranging professional experience, Jim’s focus was on interiors and real estate strategy. He loved the special quality of design, the thrill of putting together the jigsaw puzzle of space that would provide the most effective and efficient use of the client’s resources, that would make people’s lives better, and serve to inspire them. According to Jim, “Interiors make the greatest impact on the organization. Through workplace strategy and design, we express our client’s identity, culture and image. We project the client’s unique brand, as well as positively impact the workers’ productivity, comfort, and commitment to the organization. It’s important that our approach is always evolving, always fresh.” Jim was a dedicated mentor to his staff, who now carry on his legacy.

Before moving to Denver in 2000 and creating BOX Studios, Jim Graczyk served in leadership roles for the Chicago based Architectural & Design firms of Perkins & Will (The Environments Group), Gary Lee Associates (ISD), Epstein, and SPACE. His career took him to the top of the design world, as he spearheaded real estate strategy development and workspace design for many high-profile national and international clients, including AT&T, Media One, US West, Aetna, Ameritech, Lucent Technologies, and SBC Communications. Under Jim’s guidance, BOX Studios’ list of portfolio clients grew to include Carlson Wagonlit Travel, TriZetto Group, Brown & Caldwell, Agrium and Newmont Mining.

Jim Graczyk attended the College of Architecture at Ball State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Design.

Jim was thrilled to see the same relentless drive, ingenuity and curiosity in his children. His greatest hope was that they are as happy in their future professions as he had been in his.
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