ANDREW HARTNESS, Partner
Following architectural studies in Paris, Andrew worked at Ateliers Jean Nouvel, leading initiatives in 3D development and real time design. He is currently adjunct professor in architecture and landscape architecture at Rhode Island School of Design.
Current academic research includes data visualization, and design communication. Andrew holds a MAUD post-professional degree from The Harvard Graduate School of Design. He holds a DESA with distinction from the Ecole Spécial d'Architecture in Paris, and a BA in Studio Art and Romance Languages from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is a licensed architect in France.
Associate AIA, Maison des Artistes, DESA Ordre des Architectes
ALEX HOGREFE, Partner
Alex grew up in northwest Ohio where he went to Bowling Green State University for his BA in architecture. He attended Miami University of Ohio for his Masters in Architecture, and moved to Boston after graduation to work for Paul Lukez Architecture. Now a partner of Design Distill, Alex brings with him a high level of mastery of all steps in the visualization process In his spare time, he is also the creator of http://visualizingarchitecture.com/. Through his website he engages with an online international architecture community focusing on teaching and experimenting with architecture representation techniques.
JAY HOELLE, Associate
After getting his degree in Architecture from Kansas State University, Jay joined the hospitality department at JCJ Architecture, where he cut his teeth designing casinos, hotels, lounges and restaurants. In 2011, he established and led the visualization department within the firm, creating a standard 3D design and rendering process that was implemented in all 5 offices across the nation.
Jay moved to Boston and joined Design Distill in late 2014.
MICHAEL CLOUSE, Designer
Michael completed his BA in Journalism from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. He became interested in architecture through building installations and seeing how space is curated while working as a museum preparator. In 2012 he moved to Providence to study at the Rhode Island School of Design for his Masters in Architecture. He joined Design Distill in 2015.
CAROLINA LUBATTI, Designer
Carolina grew up in Cordoba, Argentina. She moved to the states in 2007. Right after getting her Bachelor degree in Architecture at National University of Cordoba, She focused her work into digital practice and design. Her first work in 2006 opened her desire to explore the interesting world of design through visualization. In her spare time, decoration and clothing design drives her into a world of colors, patterns and inspiration. She has been with Design Distill from the beginning.
RANIA KARAMALLAH, Designer
Rania holds a Master’s degree in Architecture from Miami University (OH). Before attending Miami Rania worked as an Architectural Designer for two years in Abu Dhabi- United Arab Emirates, where she was born and raised. She got her passion in visualization after her academic research which visually describes the city of the future taking the lessons from the history of visionary architecture and utopia. Rania moved to Boston and joined Design Distill in late 2017.
NATASHA RUIZ, Designer
Growing up at Ft.Lauderdale, Natasha began at a very early age transferring what she sees onto paper mainly through drawings and paintings. She moved to Providence and received her BArch and BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2017. During her thesis year at RISD, she discovered the effectiveness and importance of having architectural renderings in order to visually communicate with a larger audience. Natasha joined Design Distill in late 2017.