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 – Madison with a FIDER accredited degree in Interior Design, Colette worked in number of Chicago architectural firms such as FI Torchia Associates and Lohan Associates. She eventually left to pursue a focus in Kitchen and Bath Design working at de Gulio Design, Chicago Kitchen and Bath and Oakton Distributors.
Colette joined her husband at 2rz in 1996 to assist in the design and specification of their residential projects with special focus on kitchens and bathrooms. In 2006, she spearheaded the creation of Vesta – a stand-alone Kitchen and Bath showroom in the heart of Lincoln Yards.
When Colette is not working, she usually is herding their two cats, Coco + Leo out of her garden.
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.