Craftjack Entry Portal

Evanston, Illinois / United States of America

The entrance into this construction related tech start up was used as an opportunity to tell the firm's story.  Craftjack connects homeowners with contractors online.  To reflect the construction aspect of their work, the path into the office space became the physical realization of the design process.  A series of portals are passed through, starting with the conceptualization (blueprint), rough framing, lath, rough plaster and finished door.   Upon exiting the entry sequence's lowered ceiling and tighter confines, one walks into a high ceilinged, bow string truss space that houses the company's offices. 

Architect of Record

Nathan Kipnis, FAIA
Kipnis Architecture + Planning
1642 Payne Street
Evanston, Illinois 60201
Phone: 8478649650
Fax: N/A

General Contractor

Stanley Skoczen
Omega Structures
4416 W. Belmont
Chicago, Illinois 60641
Phone: 312 590-1832
Fax: N/A


Wayne Cable

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