meet the studio21 architects team
ARCHITECT & PRESIDENT, STUDIO21 ARCHITECTS
The company's founder and president, Bill Styczynski, is active in all aspects of the design process as well as the management of the firm. He began Studio21 Architects in 1980 after finishing his architecture degree at University of Illinois-Chicago. In addition to a strong passion for high-quality design, Bill also believes in the power of creating strong relationships between client and architect, and runs the firm with that at the forefront. When he's not at work, Bill is an avid racing fan and participates in Formula Vee races all over the country.
Gregg is an accomplished architect with over twenty years of experience in the industry. He joined the firm as an intern in 2002, and upon graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Gregg joined Studio21 Architects full-time. He received his masters in 2008 from the University of Illinois-Chicago. Gregg works on a variety of projects, including single-family homes, additions and renovations, multi-family housing, commercial buildouts, and automotive dealerships. He led the firm's initiative for sustainable design practices, and is LEED certified.
Karen joined the Studio21 Architects team in 2021 as the Office Manager. She works alongside Tess to streamline all of the administration at the firm, including payroll, project invoicing, client interfacing, and much more. She has many years of background in Human Resources, but is very happy for the change in work environment to a more client-focused context. She enjoys helping each and every client, as well as all of her colleagues however she can.
Manho joined the Studio21 Architects team in 2003 to work as an architectural designer as well as the firm's IT expert. He assists the architects in producing drawings and construction documents to ensure timely permit approval. Manho also takes on projects of his own, namely small to mid-size commercial build outs. As the resident IT expert, he initially led the way to train the staff in 3D rendering and now, many years later, he has headed the initiative to utilize new technology like the iScan surveying device.
Paige started at Studio21 Architects in 2022, to head the construction side of the firm's Design+Build service. As the Construction Manager, Paige is onsite for all Design+Build projects, ensuring that construction is moving smoothly and punctually. She also plays another role as the Construction Manager as the liaison between the clients and the builders. Paige does an excellent job of guiding the clients through the construction phase and strengthening trust between the clients and Studio21 Architects.
Tess is Studio21 Architects' longest standing employee, having started in 1998. Her primary role at the firm is to keep everything running smoothly and efficiently, which she does very well. Tess works alongside Karen Hart to manage all of the firm's administration, and she has overall been one of the fundamental pieces that has brought Studio21 Architects to the level it is at today.
Emma is the newest addition to the Studio21 Architects team, after joining at the start of 2023. Before starting at Studio21 Architects, she worked in a variety of marketing roles across the country including: Arizona, California, Florida, and Illinois. At Studio21 Architects, Emma is behind all of the informational materials for clients, the monthly newsletter, and works alongside the support staff to make each and every client start their design journey on the right note.