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schemata workshop

Our firm takes its name from the plural form of 'schema' or framework. For us, a well-conceived schema is the big idea that stands up to project realities of scope, schedule and budget. Our thoughtful attention to this early effort establishes an exciting and clear concept, and a linear and streamlined process of design documentation and construction administration.

With more than a decade of experience and leadership with architecture firms in Chicago and Seattle, Grace Kim and Mike Mariano founded Schemata Workshop, Inc. in December 2004. The studio is a vibrant work space, built upon a foundation of mentorship and transparent collaboration within all aspects of the profession. We strive to attract and retain self-motivated, creative individuals that share our passion for the practice of architecture and the improvement of our communities.