Leveraging the design process to create experiential, sustainable, and innovative spatial interventions in domestic and public arenas is the root of Kasey Vliet’s vocational agenda. His projects seek improved visual fields, cultural incubators, performative buildings, networked transportation and design available both to those who can afford to pay for it as well as to those who can not.
Vliet’s primary research and creative practice explores the synergistic relationships between design and construction. Integration of these two workflows offers numerous benefits in both academic and professional settings for design and construction disciplines. Technologies, such as building information modeling and digital fabrication, facilitate this process. Vliet’s practice, KASE Studio, focuses on delivering innovative design via structured collaboration between experts in design, engineering, construction trades, product development and vending, and building code and zoning policy.
Kasey Vliet is a designer, licensed builder and educator currently based in Ann Arbor, United States. He has worked on architecture and construction projects internationally at many different scales. He received his professional architecture education at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning where he graduated with High Distinction and earned the Wallenberg Traveling Award, the Willeke Portfolio Competition Honor Award and the David J. and Carole N. Metzger Endowed Scholarship. In 2013, after working professionally for numerous award winning architecture firms and serving in the United States Peace Corps in Suriname, South America; he founded the practice KASE Studio. He is a full-time educator teaching architecture studios and seminars at the University of Michigan and Lawrence Technological University, where he is currently a Professor of Practice in Architecture.