Springfield Business Journal Piece = Gratitude
Arkifex Studios LLC
After 18 months in business, Cody Danastasio, Michael Hampton, Tyler Hellweg and Blaine Whisenhunt moved their architecture firm, Arkifex Studios LLC, to 221 South Ave. Danastasio said the Dec. 1 move from roughly 500 square feet at 334 E. Walnut St. to 2,600 square feet, formerly occupied by The Creative Foundry, followed a one-year lease agreement with Kresge Lofts LLC for undisclosed terms. Danastasio said the company’s name is a portmanteau of Ozark and the Latin word artifex for artisan or craftsman. Handling residential and commercial architecture, recent projects include a new Pyramid Foods concept market at 2843 E. Sunshine St. and a new location for Heffington Optical Co. at 1350 E. Woodhurst Drive. Danastasio, Hampton and Hellweg are 2008 graduates of the Hammons School of Architecture at Drury University. Whisenhunt is a sculpture professor at Drury. Hours: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phone: (417) 213-3334.
Zach Smith, Reporter
1/25/2016 1:43 PM