2rz was officially formed in 1992 where its main goal was to merge the construction and design arts into the practice of architecture; Where the architect played a role in all aspects of design and construction but remained as only one part of the process. Allowing the project team i.e. sub contractors to have a say in
the overall outcome of the project.
William Rodon Hornof AIA
Educated at the University of Illinois with “distinction in design” Upon graduation, William worked for Jordan Mozer + Associates and F.I. Torchia in Chicago before leaving to pursue further experience in the field of construction along with a career in
art in which his paintings where shown in local galleries. It was through the process of “making” paintings that the idea of merging the concept and the realization eventually starting his own construction company which eventually grew into a design build firm which was the root of 2rz.
Colette Rodon Hornof ASID
Upon graduating from the University of Wisconsin at Madison,
Colette went to work for a number of architectural firms in Chicago
such as FI Torchia and Lohan associates, eventually leaving to pursue a focus in Kitchen and Bath design. Where she worked for DeGulio Kitchen Design and Chicago Kitchen and Bath. After leaving CKB, Colette joined Oakton Distributors, an appliance distributor in the Midwest as a showroom consultant and architectural representative, where she would educate the architectural community about residential appliances such as “Sub-zero” and “Viking”. Colette joined her husband at 2rz in 1995 to assist in the design and specification of their residential projects. Specifically for the kitchens and bathroom helping clients with the varied array of choices of material and product that is available.
recently graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Architecture. While in school, she interned at several architecture firms gaining knowledge in interior design and residential architecture as well as working with professors on urban installations. Kaitlyn continues to explore her fascination of architecture as the spectacle and the consequences of the individual and the experience. Outside of the office you
can find her exploring restaurants in the city, giving architecture tours to friends and family, and uncovering her skills as an amateur chef.
Received her Master of Architecture from the renown Cranbrook Academy of Art. Prior to working at 2RZ she gained a wealth of experience working on high profile commercial projects and the continued revitalization effort in the city of Detroit. Outside of the office, Kelly continues to maintain her personal practice as a visual artist focusing on the intersection of bodies and space. When she is not designing or writing you can find her running or biking by the lake or in the kitchen experimenting with vegan baking.
Earned his Master of Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis in December 2010. His Bachelor of Science was completed at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2008.
While at UIUC, Rudy participated in the Versailles Study Abroad program, giving him the opportunity to study architecture while traveling throughout Europe. At Washington University, his graduate work was published in Approach 08-10 and submitted for the 2011 NCARB Prize.
After practicing in New York City, Rudy returned home to the Chicago area a few years back to continue his focus on residential design.
Architecture is about creating a sense of space, and no space is more personal than the one you call home. Ever since high school, I have wanted to pursue residential design, as I was drawn to the sense of scale and intimacy that comes with designing a
home for a client. With 2rz, I have the opportunity to grow in a collaborative team that emphasizes high-level detailing and a commitment to client satisfaction.