City Cottage

City Cottage

Reliant Partners

Reliant Partners

Marion County Public Defender Agency

Marion County Public Defender Agency

Irvington Lofts

Irvington Lofts

Geist Residence

Geist Residence

Brand PhotoDESIGN

Brand PhotoDESIGN

News

News

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    Andrew Freear - Director, Rural Studio: Good Design & Citizen Architects

    As practitioners of design, it is universally important that our firm and other Architects take an active role in helping educate our communities in good design.  We had the honor of helping welcome Andrew Freear, director of Auburn University’s Rural Studio, at July’s program for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Indianapolis.  Freear presented on ... Read the full article

    August 11, 2016
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    Indianapolis Monthly Home Magazine: City Cottage

        We are excited to share that our City Cottage project has been featured in the 2016 Home edition of Indianapolis Monthly!   Titled “Modern Marvel,” the article highlights the architectural features of the home, as well as the story behind our wonderful clients, Pete and Sarah Welsh’s, approach in choosing to build a ... Read the full article

    May 17, 2016



  • ROWboat

    CONCEPT-LOCATION ONE 10 was approached to design a modern conference space for a local organization looking to create a unique setting for meetings and gatherings in Indianapolis, on the near West side adjacent to the White River.  Because of the organization’s involvement with and connection to nature, it was proposed that the conference space be ... Read the full article

    April 12, 2016

PROJECTS

ONE 10 STUDIO strives to deliver a built project rather than only a design.

An architect’s dream is to realize design through built work. Our Studio of architects leads a complete inclusive process from the inception of our client’s ideas through construction management to owner occupancy, realizing our client’s dreams. This notion differentiates us from many architectural practices. Mies van der Rohe summarized it best when he said “Architecture begins when you place two bricks carefully together”

STUDIO
CULTURE

Our motto: “the best idea wins.”

Our open studio provides a collegial environment where the sum of the team’s efforts far exceeds any one individual’s accomplishments. Client engagement and participation is crucial to our process and we invite our clients to be part of the team, from beginning to end. We care deeply about good architecture and want our clients to care alongside us. Our studio is driven by our relationships and quality architecture is the product of shared vision within these relationships. This is how each project at ONE 10 STUDIO is able to develop its own distinctive quality and personality.

FIRM
APPROACH

We believe in good design.

High-quality design has the power to create innovative environments and affect positive change in our cities, neighborhoods and lives. As an Indianapolis-based architecture studio, it is our goal at ONE 10 STUDIO to deliver excellent design on every project, resulting in award-winning architecture. We assemble collaborative teams tailored to individual projects and clients where everyone can succeed. Instead of restricting our practice to specific markets, we strive for challenging design opportunities, with the belief that good design is good business. Thoughtful, highly-crafted architecture can and should occur anywhere, anytime and at any budget.

 

MEET the
TEAM

Clete Kunce

PRINCIPAL, FOUNDER

Clete is Principal and founder of ONE 10 STUDIO. Originally an Iowa native, Clete gained experience upon graduation working for Chicago-land architectural firms. Personal and career growth opportunities brought Clete to Indianapolis in the mid 1980’s. Clete reorganized his firm started in 2000 to form ONE 10 STUDIO in early 2010. Clete now enjoys leading the design process for clients, while sharing his passions and desire to mentor emerging professionals. Clete is personally involved in all aspects of the studio’s projects and is energized through the true collaborative process of design and building. Clete serves on the Friends of Old Town (Carmel, IN) Organization in support of development standards. He has been an Indy 500 Festival Parade Operations Committee volunteer since 2001.

EDUCATION

BA – Architecture, Iowa State University
Indiana State Licensure – Architecture – 1989

ALSO:

Clete enjoys a good day on the golf course when not working or hanging out with one of his four daughters and wife Deb (also an architect). The name Clete is not a family name as often asked, but was inspired by former Yankee baseball player Clete Boyer.

Patrick Kestner

PROJECT MANAGER, ASSOCIATE

Patrick serves as Project Manager and Associate at ONE 10 STUDIO. Upon graduation in 2000, he spent 4 years in Tampa focusing on a diverse range of retail/hospitality project types and has a multi-faceted approach to design and technology. It is his personal style and interaction that resonates with our clients. Patrick is a board member for the Greater Lawrence Chamber of Commerce and currently serves as the AIA Indiana Associate Director.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Architecture, Ball State University
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design, Ball State University

ALSO:

Patrick spends time with his wife Heather, their little brown dog and extremely loud parrot. He is an avid golfer and loves a good cigar (in moderation of course.)

Marlee Brabin

GRADUATE ARCHITECT

Marlee is a Graduate Architect at ONE 10 STUDIO, after interning with the firm during her graduate studies. She brings valuable experience having worked in New York City and Los Angeles for nationally recognized architectural firms, gaining experience on projects ranging from single-family homes to skyscrapers in Europe and Asia. ONE 10's open studio environment and design philosophies brought Marlee back to Indy where she enjoys taking an active role in the development of the firm, while fostering a love for the city as a hub for culture and design. Marlee is an Associate member of the AIA and a committee member of the AIA Young Architects Forum of Indianapolis. She holds her LEED Green Associate certification and is a member of the Indiana Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.

EDUCATION

Master of Architecture, University of Cincinnati
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Ball State University

ALSO:

Marlee enjoys exploring her downtown neighborhood, biking along the urban-oriented Cultural Trail and volunteering with local organizations such as People for Urban Progress. She also likes to travel, especially to her homeland of Canada.

Andrew Fries

GRADUATE ARCHITECT

Andrew serves as a Graduate Architect at ONE 10 STUDIO and has been a member of the studio since 2012. While completing both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Ball State University, Andrew has remained a contributing participant to ONE 10’s design team. Andrew is currently pursuing his license as an architect and maintains an active membership as an Associate member of the AIA and a member of the AIA Young Architects Forum of Indianapolis. ONE 10’s flexible studio environment allows Andrew to explore his passion for creating stimulating spaces and dynamic architecture.

EDUCATION

Master of Architecture, Ball State University
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Ball State University

ALSO:

Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife Anita and their dog Ellie at their home estate in Brownsburg. He is an avid craftsman, enjoys visiting new places with his wife and seldom declines the opportunity to be an outdoorsman at his family’s farm in Northern Indiana.

AWARDS

2016


American Institute of Architects
Indiana Merit Award
- Marion County Public Defender Agency


American Institute of Architects
Indiana Citation Award
- Reliant Partners



2015


Lt. Governor's Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing - Urban
- Irvington Lofts

American Institute of Architects
Indiana Merit Award
- City Farmhouse


American Institute of Architects
Indiana Honor Award
- Irvington Lofts



2014


American Institute of Architects
Indiana Citation Award
- City Cottage


Indy Chamber Monumental Award
Merit Award - Neighborhood Revitalization
- Irvington Lofts
- Franciscan-Irvington Family Medicine


Indy Chamber Monumental Award
Merit Award - Real Estate Development
- Irvington Lofts
- Franciscan-Irvington Family Medicine


2013


American Institute of Architects
Indianapolis Merit Award
- Geist Residence



2012


American Institute of Architects
Indiana Distinguished Firm Award


2011


American Institute of Architects
Indianapolis Citation Award
- Brand PhotoDESIGN


Indy Chamber Monumental Award
Honor Award - Architecture
- Lutheran Child & Family Services


American Institiute of Architects
Indiana Honor Award
- Lutheran Child & Family Services



2010


American Institute of Architects
Indiana Merit Award
- Brand PhotoDESIGN


  • photo credits

  • All photos taken by Lesle Lane of Studio 13 Photography unless
    noted otherwise.
  • Lutherwood Campus
    LCFS
    Jeffery Jacobs Photography
    [ Jeffery Jacobs ]
  • French Refined
    [ Patrick Kestner ]
  • Central Indiana Community Foundation
    MV2 Photography
    [ Megan Van Valer ]
  • Brand PHOTODESIGN
    Brand PHOTODESIGN
    [ Dan Brand ]
  • Modtastic Ranch
    Encore Sotheby’s International Realty
    [ Joe Shoemaker ]
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