Overlapping a foundation in architecture with other modes of design, creative practice and cultural research, the work
of the office takes an expanded approach to architecture practice that looks beyond the building envelope.
Rather than center on a specific project type or scale, the office pursues a broad range—from objects, installations and interiors, to buildings and urban spaces.
The name Kalos Eidos takes inspiration from the Greek roots of the word kaleidoscope: kalos translates to beauty, as an outer reflection of inner integrity; eidos refers to shape or observable likeness as indicative of an essential idea. Together they assert the idea that content and form are fundamentally interrelated in shaping experience and meaning, a position which informs our process and underlies our valuation of design more broadly.
Our office is based in New York, yet we work regularly with clients and projects located across the country. We work both independently with clients and also in collaborative partnership with other designers, architects, creative agencies and developers.
Given the diverse range and multidisciplinary quality of our professional experience, we are uniquely positioned to provide creative and nuanced solutions that synthesize multiple branches of design expertise.
We offer design services for residential, commercial and institutional projects within:
Kalos Eidos is a WBE certified Woman-owned Business Enterprise.
—buildings and interiors
—public spaces and urban environments
—furniture and objects
—installations, events and exhibitions
—spatial brand and concept development
PAST & PRESENT DESIGN TEAM
Helen Davies, Nazli Unsal, Matthew Kennedy, Kai Liao, Kristine Ericson, Shamika Khare, Christina Papalexandri, Susana Chinchilla, Arpitha Cunigal, Sam Velasquez