Synecdoche (pronounced si-nek-duh-kee) is a design/make architecture studio. The office explores how design can impact at multiple scales of architecture for simultaneous design solutions. As a small practice we work in a fast and nimble environment as an effective production technique. Architecture 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 architecture and interior design and extends 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.
Jasmine Almomar, Dustin Brugmann, Joseph Donelko, Daniel Fougere, Ryan Goold, Helen Harding, Troy Huckendubler, Christina Kim, Yongjoon Kim, Ashley Kochiss, Nora Leon, Yojairo Lomeli, Austin Mitchell, Gerardo Perez, Megan Peters, Katie Robinson, Melanie Stepanicich, Ian Ting, Laura Walker, Ben Ward, Masataka Yoshikawa
What she lacks in height she makes up for in spunk, once referred to as aggressively creative. She makes project dreams come true no matter how tall or crazy the ask. She’s right at home feeling tiny among the mountains
Often mistaken for Cameron Frye (Ferris Bueller’s hyper-anxious friend) he is actually an easy going designer with hyper-detail focus in both design and fabrication. He only wakes up before sunrise for Formula-1 races.
The medium height member of the team. After spending the better part of a decade living and working seasonally in Yosemite National Park he moved to Oakland to build custom architectural elements with concrete. He and his family recently relocated to Ann Arbor by way of Chattanooga Tennessee where he spent the past 4 years working as an architectural designer.
The tallest member of the team, he has recently returned from grad school at Taubman College. Ever the optimist, he thinks of design as tool to enable and sees this as a chance for fame and fortune beyond our wildest dreams.
Not as tall as Adam but taller than Sophie, Max is a native of Georgia but does not like guns. In his spare time, he enjoys making furniture and beating Karl in HORSE or golf.
The shortest member of the team, her background includes interior, furniture, and textile design. She enjoys making furniture for her two cats and eating delicious food in her spare time.
Soft-spoken but full of ideas. Zoe is a help in all areas of the studio, looking for inspiration as she start her own design journey.