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ABOUT US.

Design and architecture firm spiller. was founded in Des Moines, Iowa in 2017 and has since grown into an acclaimed small scale architecture firm focusing on custom residential design and commercial interior architecture. We are a practice that concentrates on experiential and functional value to create spaces of elevated simplicity. Our design strives to find the perfect balance between comfort, performance, and beauty. Our goal is not only to create stunning, one-of-a-kind spaces, but to improve the way we live and work.

 

Our work is mostly based in the Des Moines area, but we are willing to travel for an awesome project.

 

OUR WORK.

 

GREENVIEW RESIDENCE   1.0

This kitchen provides a functional and aesthetically modern space in what would otherwise be known as a typical suburban home. 
A growing family in need of accessible space for cooking, storage, and gathering the grandkids around the table.

photo credit: Cort Widlowski

GREENVIEW RESIDENCE   2.0

A private master bathroom suite uses simple white walls and deep woods to highlight the treetop vista beyond.  
The highlights being the custom vanity mirror w/ built in lighting and luxury cabinetry designed to the clients specific needs.

photo credit: Nathan Scott, AIA

FOCUS EYE CARE

A former farm field is now a major commercial block in a burgeoning suburban landscape. Tucked behind an unassuming strip mall storefront, this 2000 square foot optometry office space provides an upscale urban shopping experience and professional medical practice. 

collaboration with Maker Architecture

photo credit: Nathan Scott, AIA

PREMIER VISION CLINIC

Amid the hustle and bustle of West Des Moines strip mall activity is this little oasis. A peaceful and light interior space is the perfect backdrop for either doing some shopping for your next pair of eyewear or just visiting your optometrist.

photo credit: Nathan Scott, AIA

STEVEN VAIL FINE ARTS

 

What was once a forgotten room in the basement of a historic building, has been transformed to a vibrant gallery space to display some of the worlds finest contemporary artists. The gallery itself is divided into three zones, the gallery, the office, and the print room, threaded by one common floating gallery wall.

collaboration with IDEAA

photo credit: Jeff Wagner, AIA

WHO WE ARE.

 
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RACHEL SPILLER

Partner & Design Director

Rachel takes the lead on all things design and project related at spiller. She received a Masters in design from the University of Iowa and a Masters of Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design. Rachel has 11 years of experience working at Skidmore Owings and Merrill (Chicago), HLKB Architecture, Knowles Blunck Architecture, and Neumann Monson Architects (Des Moines).

JAMES SPILLER

Partner & Business Director

James is a co-owner of spiller. and registered architect. Along with providing critical design critique, James leads direction in business development and community outreach. He received a BA in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and a Masters of Architecture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. James has worked at HLKB Architecture, Knowles Blunck Architecture, and also taught architecture and design at Iowa State University for six years. He also is currently director of design at Blackbird Investments in Des Moines, IA.

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CONTACT US

3106 Ingersoll Ave
Des Moines, Polk County 50312
USA