Striegel-Agacki Studio prides itself on delivering thoughtful and interesting projects for our clients. We believe that good design and spacemaking is essential to life. We work on a variety of scales, projects and building types ranging from children's play structures to single family residential and multi-family housing. We tackle each design problem as a unique opportunity to create distinct solutions that respond to the needs of the client, the program, context, landscape and natural elements of the site.
Our direct and personal involvement with each client and project is guaranteed from start to finish. Together, we offer over thirty years of experience providing a full range of services from programming, planning, to design and development, construction documents and contract administration. Our professional and project experience varies widely in type and scale from ecumenical to single family residential, multi-family housing and commercial.
We believe that good design is sustainable design. In our work, green building starts with a site specific design; understanding the specific natural elements and pressures of a site and place. Thoughtful siting concepts like timing a project relative to solar orientation and the passing day offer both a way to poetically marry the spaces of a project to the day's natural light, but also a smart, no-cost route to sustainable architecture. As each project and site has different demands, Striegel-Agacki Studio provides current green building solutions for our clients.
Partners Michael Striegel and Joel Agacki bring extensive, nationally garnered educational and professional experience to every project. After completing their education at Columbia University in the prestigious Graduate School of Architecture and Planning, each spent several years as senior designers with leading architecture firms in Chicago, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, New York and Seattle prior to forming Striegel-Agacki Studio.
Striegel Agacki's work has been recognized by and featured in publications such as Art Forum, Architectural Record, Better Homes & Gardens, Dwell, Elle Décor and Metropolitan Home, and by organizations such as the Chicago Architecture Club, the University of British Columbia, and the esteemed Graham Foundation in Chicago, Illinois. In addition, the office¹s work has been profiled in the best-selling hardcover, Glamour: Making in Modern. The partnership has garnered numerous winning entries in international design competitions including the 13 Acres Design Competition, and the prestigious Burnham Prize Competition.