About | Ethos
Arkifex Studios is a full service architecture and design practice focusing on projects in the Ozarks and surrounding region. The firm is comprised of 4 uniquely skilled principals who manage every project from start to finish, which ensures quality control and a direct line of communication with the client. Experts in Ozark Modernist design and distinctive for the Arkifex Method design process—a concept-forward, art-driven process that aims for thoughtful, poetic, and authentic architecture. The Arkifex Method delivers a client-centered design of the highest value irrespective of project type or scale while the Ozark Modernist aesthetic and design philosophy guarantees architecture that is connected to its surroundings both aesthetically and culturally.
Situated somewhere between Faulkner’s rural modernism and Frampton’s critical regionalism Arkifex Studios seeks to define a specific present-day aesthetic and methodology that is derived from the urban/rural sense of self and place unique to the modern Ozarks.
A progressive, contemporary architecture firm practicing in the queen city of the Ozark Mountains. This may, at first, sound paradoxical or absurd. However we embrace this absurdity and use it as motivation. The paradoxes of the rural and the urban, the old and the new, the raw and the refined-- sustain and define our practice. For every example of thoughtless nostalgia and sentimentalism there is a stubborn and brilliant individualism just around the corner. For every grotesque and crude expression of form there’s a truly unique and original way of viewing the world that could only be nurtured in this ‘place’. Ultimately we believe architecture embodies our dreams and is an expression of the human experience. This phenomenon is timeless and not reserved for only certain locations on the globe. We are a product of and seek to re-define the modern Ozarks.