Synecdoche (pronounced si-nek-duh-kee) is a design/make studio. The office explores how design can impact at multiple scales of the built environment for simultaneous design solutions. As a small practice we work in a fast and nimble environment as an effective production technique. The built environment creates opportunities to work in multiple scales within the same discipline. Our belief is that tangibles and experiences are simultaneous design problems. We work to create a studio for design models that work with personalities, business, culture, lifestyle and play.
We are interested in working on all types of design problems to find creative solutions. Often our designs work through space design and extend into the making of custom built furniture and installation pieces as they fit with the character and use of the place. As a small start-up we have a special appreciation for other small businesses and entrepreneurs. Design is often influenced by the business model to layout and detail spaces based on the specific mode and style of whatever the craft, product, skill or services our clients provide.
Lisa Sauve, Principal + Co-Founder
Adam Smith, Principal + Co-Founder
Nora Leon, Design-Maker
Ben Ward, Make-Designer
Sophie Yan, Design-Maker
Christina Kim, Design Intern
Melanie Stepanicich, Design Intern
Jasmine Almomar, Dustin Brugmann, Joseph Donelko, Daniel Fougere, Ryan Goold, Helen Harding, Karl Heckman, Troy Huckendubler, Yongjoon Kim, Ashley Kochiss, Yojairo Lomeli, Austin Mitchell, Gerardo Perez, Megan Peters, Katie Robinson, Ian Ting, Laura Walker, Masataka Yoshikawa
1342 N Main St. #11
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
On projects that require an architectural stamp, we work with a local licensed architect who serves as an architect of record. We are not an architecture firm. The architect of record supervises the construction drawings at multiple points as they are being created, reviews, and stamps them for permit application.