Studio Kimiis is an award-winning design/fabrication studio working at the intersection of art, architecture and design. Led by Steven Beites, the studio has extensive experience with government-awarded and institutional projects where it employs the latest CNC and robotic technologies to deliver high-quality contemporary design that is supported by a strong historical and cultural framework. Its capacity to integrate materials suitable for both interior and exterior environments coupled with the ability to deliver projects that are sensitive in nature: touching upon history, identity, memory and culture has been at the forefront of the studio’s success. It strives for design/fabrication innovation, exploring materials and new processes that engage our social consciousness inspiring conversations on the broader issues of architectural space, technology and society.
In addition to Studio Kimiis, Steven Beites is an Assistant Professor at Laurentian University’s School of Architecture. Holding a Master of Architecture from the University of Toronto and a Master of Science from the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Steven’s work explores the integration of emergent design and robotic technologies to deliver projects that are culturally engaging yet innovative in methodology and material process.