About

 

"Gigaplex is 10 to the billionth power, which corresponds (roughly) to the number of states of mind an individual has during a lifetime.  gigaplex ARCHITECTS is a company embedded within the mountains, canyons, basins, rivers and valleys of the Wasatch Back, conscious of and continually mining the evolution of the best ideas and best values of the people and their things, the animals and their air and space, our landscape and its water.  It imagines, develops, designs and builds according to the principles of its community; it acts local, thinks global; it is committed, material and soul, to enhancing the joy of living; it seeks to influence the survival of our species; it depicts itself: “Life-specific”. Our client? The end user: our community, for now and as far as our gigaplex states of mind can reach the future needs.  Admittedly, we stretch for the absolute best of and for everything and all concerned.

We try to frame space with architecture humble, unique, flowing and grand; it is what is as exactly as possible the whole notion of community call for: Uniform disparity, Disparate uniformity; Stories, Legend, background.  It’s what’s written.  It’s in what we build.  We attempt to achieve the timelessness of palpable quality.  We look through the glasses of affordability, structure and aesthetics, ever balancing Vitruvius’s lasting trinity of architectural goals: Firmness, Commodity and Delight.

Team

                     

HANK LOUIS, Principal Designer
Hank is a visionary Architect, artist and author with a unique character and calming demeanor focused on the inspirational and humane aspects of design. 30 years of experience as the Principal Architect and lead designer in the Park City area. Hank will work to ensure the right team is in place and enthusiastically guide the project.

EHLIAS LOUIS, Business Development
Ehlias is a recovering Aerospace Engineer with experience in Human Spaceflight design, program management, and systems engineering, with an International MBA.  Providing the business discipline and complex project management experience for the firm.  As a former U.S. Ski Team Athlete, he knows what it takes to push beyond the normal to achieve the extraordinary.

SAM HUNT,  Architect / AIA NCARB
A Utah Native, Sam grew up in the wondrous outdoor adventures the state has to offer. Sam brings this strong connection into the fabric of design and architecture. Receiving his Master of Architecture from the University of Utah. Sam spent time in Southern Utah in the Design Build Bluff program building native, sustainable, public-interest architecture among the Navajo and local communities. As a recipient of the Roger Bailey Travel Fellowship, Sam traversed Europe studying the details of Adaptive Reuse by architects such as Carlo Scarpa and Eduardo Souto de Moura. With a strong background in various construction trades, Sam brings a unique perspective to his passion and adds to the vitality of Gigaplex Design.

BRANDO McDONNELL, Project Manager / Environmental Designer
Brando received an Architectural Degree from the University of Colorado in 2013. Throughout his education he worked for Frank O. Gehry Partners LLP and Burdge and Associates. Prior to Gigaplex he worked for Studio Bracket in Malibu, CA. Brando works remotely from Bend, Oregon and is currently finishing construction on a self-designed, and built, Tiny Home.

JENNIFER CASTELLI, Project Manager / CAD Manager
Jennifer hails from Texas. Having already earned a Bachelor and Master of Science from universities in Texas, she redirected her life trajectory towards Utah and Architecture; adding a Degree in Architectural Technology to her aggregation. As a result, Jennifer has a passion for the sociological study of the built environment: how designed spaces, and the activities of people, are inter-related and inseparable. She works seamlessly and collaboratively through each phase of construction with the Client, Architect, Builder, and Consultants to ensure synergy.