BUILTIN studio is a full-service design firm, born in Brooklyn, based in Manhattan. With an extensive background in residential projects as well as commercial and retail, our team of design experts brings a practical, hands-on understanding of materiality, constructability, and an environmentally conscience design sensitivity to each project.
Founding partners, Gary Eisner and Terence Kinee studied architecture at Virginia Tech, and it was there that they cultivated their in-depth knowledge of art, construction and design. Prior to opening BuiltIN studio in 2008, they managed interior projects for Kondylis Design, the interior division of Costas Kondylis & Partners. At Kondylis, they were involved with some of the largest developer projects in New York City at the time, including Silver Towers, with Silverstein Properties and The Residences at The Plaza Hotel, with Elad Properties.
Over the years, BuiltIN studio has established a network of design and construction professionals to fit the needs of any size project, be it a piece of cabinetry, full apartment renovation, or multi-unit building. Approaching each project as a collaboration, BuiltIN understands the importance of open communication between studio and client. They listen to the needs and ideas of their clients and meld that with thoughtful design, style and functionality, always considering budget, context and durability. Their close collaboration with builders and contractors throughout construction also helps maintain a smooth process for successful end results.
It is their core appreciation and understanding of design that enables them to approach every project, from conception to completion, with a fresh and holistic perspective.