STUDIO KIMIIS is an integrated design/fabrication studio that works at the intersection of art, architecture and design. The studio is silhouetted by interests in computation, fabrication and the interplay of digital and material processes. Led by Steven Beites, the studio employs the latest CNC and robotic technologies to deliver high-quality contemporary work that is supported by a strong historical and cultural framework. The studio has experience with awarded government and institutional projects and has been the successful recipient of several national and international competitions. Holding a Masters of Architecture from the University of Toronto and a Master of Science from the University of Michigan, Steven is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Architecture at both Ryerson University and the University of Waterloo. His expertise in design/fabrication has led to several guest critic and workshop opportunities at a variety of institutions including Harvard’s Graduate School of Design in Cambridge.


 

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS AND HONOURS

 
2015 // Hotel X // Toronto, ON // International Competition: Winning Entry
2015 // Confederation Line // Ottawa // National Competition: Selected Finalist
2015 // Woodbine Station // Toronto // National Competition: Selected Finalist
2015 // Rogers Place Arena // Edmonton // National Competition: Selected Finalist
2015 // Stanley Greene Neighbourhood // Downsview Park Inc // Toronto, ON // International Competition: Selected Finalist
2014 // Forensic Sciences and Coroners Court Public Art Project // Toronto, ON // National Competition: Winning Entry
2014 // Riel Park // City of St. Albert, AB // National Competition // Selected Finalist
2014 // Main Street // City of Ottawa, ON // National Competition // Selected Finalist
2014 // Quintet Development // City of Richmond, BC // National Competition // Selected Finalist
2013// Cranbrooke Village // Toronto, ON // National Competition: Selected Finalist
2013 // Kipling Acres Long-Term Care Facility Public Art Competition // Toronto, ON // National Competition: Selected Finalist
2012 // National Capital Commission // // Ottawa, ON // National Competition – Winning entry
2012 // The Canadian Winter Sport Institute (Winsport) // Calgary, AB // National Competition – Winning Entry
2011 // Captured Crescendo, Mount Royal University Conservatory // Calgary, AB // National Competition – Winning Entry
2011 // Embedded History // City of Thunder Bay // Thunder Bay, ON // National Competition – Winning Entry
2011 // Space Moire // City of Kitchener // National Competition – Winning Entry
2011 // Kingsway Folley – Kingsway LRT Station // Edmonton AB // National Competition: Selected Finalist
2011 // Borden Park (in collaboration with Denegri Bessai Studio) // Edmonton, AB // Citation Award //The project proposes a pavilion structure as a space of sensory effect and spectacle, linking disparate ends of the large park and creating a natural community space in the centre of the sprawl