3SIXØ Architecture was founded in 1997 and has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors. The Rhode Island chapter of the AIA has bestowed its top honors on 3SIXØ nine times in the past decade and The Boston Society of Architects has recognized 3SIXØ with six awards. In 2002 Architectural Record named 3SIXØ one of ten “vanguard” architecture firms emerging worldwide and in 2008 Architectural Record recognized 3SIXØ’s STIX Restaurant as one of its annual “Record Interiors.” The work of 3SIXØ has also been widely published in magazines including Architectural Record; Dwell; the Korean Magazine; Plus Architecture and Interior Design; the Japanese Journal; SPA-DE; Interior Design; Design New England; Residential Architect; Rhode Island Monthly; The Boston Globe; The Boston Herald; The Providence Journal and The Hartford Courant. Over a dozen books have featured the work of 3SIXØ: Architecture Competition Works; Collection: U.S. Architecture; Stylish Restaurants; Salons and Spas; The Architecture of Beauty; Eat! The Best of Restaurant Design.
Kyna Leski, Principal, Professor, Rower & Navigator of the Creative Process
Kyna Leski is invested in observing and navigating the creative process as a Professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, through her design work as a founding principal of 3SIXØ Architecture and her practices as an artist and writer.
Kyna Leski received first place in The Japan Architect’s Shinkenchiku Residential Design Competition in 1998 and was selected by the Architectural League of New York as a winner of its 1997 “Young Architects Competition.”
She has spoken about the creative process throughout the U.S. and abroad and gave a Main Stage presentation at PopTech in 2009. Her book, The Making of Design Principles, about the design pedagogy that she developed, was published in 2007. She completed writing and illustrating a book, called The Storm of Creativity published by MIT Press in 2015.
Leski has also served as the “City Architect Design Decision Review Advisor” to the Mayor of Providence, the Planning Department, and the City Planning Commission and Downcity Review Commission.
Kyna Leski earned a B.Arch from The Cooper Union School of Architecture in 1985 and a M.Arch from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design in 1988. She is an avid rower who can be found most mornings before dawn on the Seekonk River and Narragansett Bay in Providence.
Chris Bardt, AIA, Principal, Professor
A founding partner of 3SIXØ Architecture, Chris has practiced as a registered architect for over 23 years. He earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1983 and a Masters of Architecture II from Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 1988. He was a designer with James Stewart Polshek and senior designer with Kohn Pedersen Fox from 1983 to 1986. He is licensed to practice in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Tennessee and New York. He has served in a professional capacity on several boards including the Quonset Development Corporation Design Review Committee.
In 1995, his research on sunlight and architecture, “Sunwork,” was awarded a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and was selected for construction and exhibition by the “Convergence Arts Festival.” In 2007 his research on the design of masonry units was published by and presented at the National Concrete Masonry Association conference. Chris recently co-authored research on computer modelling of structural ribbed surfaces. The work was featured at the international Design Modeling Symposium Berlin this past October.
Chris’s research work has been exhibited at the Cranbrook Academy, the ETH Swiss Technical University, The Architectural Association in London, The Institute of Contemporary Art, San Francisco, and the RISD Museum. Publications featuring Chris’s research include, AA Files, ViA arquitectura, and Installations by Architects.
Chris has been a member of the Architecture Faculty at The Rhode Island School of Design since 1988. He is a Professor of Architecture, Graduate Program Director in architecture and teaches upper level studios, Thesis, Architectural Drawing and Foundation courses. Chris has coordinated all three core design studios and Thesis. He has been a visiting Professor at Cornell University and at the National Academy of Design and Art, Slovakia.
Chris has recently written a book on materiality and creativity, called Material & Mind published by MIT Press in 2019.
Katelyn Mayfield, Project Architect
Katelyn Mayfield is a Designer & Project Architect at 3sixØ Architecture. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2009 with a Bachelor of Architecture and a concentration in Art History. Interested in the human scale of design and storytelling, she began her career in exhibit design where she created innovative and immersive experiences within many museums nationally and internationally, including a science museum in Saudi Arabia, a children’s museum in Inner Mongolia, Hohhot Children’s Discovery Museum, and the San Francisco 49ers Museum. In 2012, Katelyn transitioned back to an architectural scale where she explored corporate interiors, independent elementary schools, masterplanning, hospitality and multi-family housing. The Four Seasons’ One Dalton wellness floor, at the center of the 61-story high rise, was a project highlight as it also transformed the Boston skyline as we see it today.
In addition to her work on the ground, Katelyn has served as critic and presenter at several schools of architecture including RISD, the Boston Architectural College (BAC), Roger Williams University and UNC Charlotte. In 2019, she co-taught a graduate studio at RWU as part of the Teaching Firm program with CBT Architects on the value of the iterative design process.
At home, Katelyn is peeling back the layers of her 1970s Italianate in the Nobility Hill Historic District of Stoneham, MA and is enjoying renovating each room with her engineer husband. She also owns a small bookbinding studio, RosePaperie, where she designs and binds custom keepsake non-adhesive sketchbooks, guest books and photo albums.
Ian Kienbaum, Designer
Ian Kienbaum is a designer at 3SIXØ Architecture. He finished his Master of Architecture at Rhode Island School of Design. Before attending RISD, Ian worked for three years at a Canadian architecture firm designing lake homes and boathouses in northern Ontario. Born and raised a Detroiter, he attended Lawrence Technological University to earn his Bachelor of Science in Architecture. With previous experience in material research, digital fabrication, and 3D modeling, Ian attended RISD to develop his design skills. Having a solid technical background allowed him to take additional seminars inside and outside of the RISD architecture department. This freedom led to his focused interest in film, photography, and the American mundane.
Alice Berresheim-Dukcevich, Project Manager
Alice Berresheim-Dukcevich, designer and project coordinater, joined 3SIXØ in 2013. Her other professional experience includes work with Leeser Architects, New York and Kleihues+ Kleihues Architects, Berlin. She brings a precise and professional eye to all tasks. She has expertise with interior design, material and fixture selection, design and programming, construction drawing production and administration. Alice has experience with a wide range of CAD software including AutoCAD, Archicad, Rhino, Maya, Adobe CS, and is a native German speaker as well as being fluent in English.
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