Studio Integra is a licensed professional design firm working with people and organizations to plan, envision, and build the fabric of our towns and cities. From our smallest to our largest projects, we aim to help our clients smoothly navigate the dynamic construction process. Each of our projects strikes a balance between needs and inspiration, richness and value.
We are experienced in planning and executing a variety of building types including residential, commercial and civic. Our typical services include project feasibility, code and zoning analysis, visualization and design, construction drawings, permit application, and construction administration. Other services we provide include master planning, project programming and assistance with cost estimating, zoning changes, appeals, and other design-related approvals (e.g. historical review boards).
Our team has designed and overseen well over $100M in construction to date in both new construction and renovations. Depending on the unique circumstances of each project, we may utilize our in-house expertise or assemble and lead a full-service design team including consultants for structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering as well as landscaping. We have also partnered with other design professionals to achieve broader strategic goals.
Kristin earned a B.Arch. and Ph.D. from Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) where she is currently an adjunct professor and board member of the Mies van der Rohe Society. Prior to founding Studio Integra in 2003, she led projects in the education, commercial and residential markets at the Chicago architecture firms of OWP/P (Cannon Design), DeStefano + Partners and Holabird and Root. Kristin is active in research exploring intersections between architectural theory and practice, especially in education. Her research has been exhibited in S.R. Crown Hall and published in international peer-reviewed journals such as the ARCC Journal Enquiry and TPJ The Plan Journal. In addition to research and practice, Kristin also volunteers in the local community supporting Illinois District 97 and 200 public schools and the Oak Park Education Foundation.
Keith received his B.Arch. degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. His design-build perspective comes from experience working in both construction and design firms of BDS (design-build), Foster Construction (general contractor), Built Form Architects, and DeStefano + Partners (architects). Keith's experience ranges from micro-projects which support aging in place to large-scale international projects such as Crystal Towers in Sochi, Russia and the Energy City headquarters complex in Lusail, Qatar. He regularly volunteers as an architectural critic at Wright College where he serves on the Advisory Board, and was a member of the Irving Elementary School PTO playground design committee.