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Andrew Schaub, AIA

 Andrew is a Principal and the Director of Architecture at Alto Design. He brings 30+ years of design and construction experience to the firm. Andrew is a former Partner and the President of Luminaut (previously ArchitectsPlus) from 2006-2018. He is an active member of the local American Institute of Architects, the Cincinnati Chapter of the Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN), and an NCARB certificate holder. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from the Jack Welsh Management Institute. He has been a Registered Architect in the State of Ohio since 1991 and is registered in 13 additional states. Andrew has a strong interest in sustainable design and applying a green approach to all facets of design and construction. In addition to his passion for design, Andrew is devoted to his family, the pursuit of culinary excellence, and a wine aficionado. On any given day, you can find him in his garden tending to his organic vegetables, beekeeping, tasting an excellent Super Tuscan, or rough housing with his new puppy, Bella. 

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Prisbet Yanes

 Prisbet is a Principal and the Director of Interior Design at Alto Design. With a Bachelor of Architecture degree from IIT and a Master’s in Historical Architectural Restoration from the Università di Genova in Italy, Prisbet brings a depth of knowledge and insight to the Interior Design Process. Her career spans from architectural firms in Chicago to large corporate design firms in Miami and boutique style custom cabinetry and design/build firms in Cincinnati.  Having lived and traveled throughout Europe and South America, Prisbet approaches each design challenge with the dynamics that those cultural and architectural experiences bring. Her design approach is structured and disciplined, yet fluid and friendly. Besides working with her clients and their homes, her biggest joys include traveling, fishing, gardening, cooking, and of course, being mom to Natasha and Daniel. 

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Jeffrey Jakucyk

 Jeffrey is Project Manager at Alto Design. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2003 with a Master of Architecture degree and a certificate in historic preservation. He has 15 years of experience at architecture firms of varying sizes, with a focus on custom residential design, additions, remodeling, historic preservation, and interior finishes. In addition to his architectural accomplishments, Jeffrey is a photographer, transit historian, cycling advocate, and urban enthusiast. He has an extensive background in architectural and sports photography and local transit history. He maintains an extensive website detailing the history of the Cincinnati area’s streetcar, interurban, and railroad lines which has been the go-to reference for transit history in the region for nearly 15 years. In other words, he’s our renaissance man. On weekends look for Jeffrey and his camera at local bicycle race events, or out riding his bike. 

Awards

Remodeling of the historic Groesbeck Lodge at the Cincinnati Nature Center into the Center for Conservation 

  • Heritage Ohio - Best Adaptive Reuse - 2018


Restoration of the Emily Rauh Pulitzer House in Woodlawn, Ohio, a 1938 International Style/Bauhaus residence

  • DocomomoUS - Award of Excellence - 2016
  • Ohio State Historic Preservation Office - Award of Merit - 2013
  • Custom Residential Architects Network - Honor Award - 2013
  • Cincinnati Design Awards - Honorable Mention - 2013


 Restoration of the Carneal House, the oldest home in Covington, Kentucky dating to 1815 

  • Cincinnati Design Awards - Honorable Mention - 2014


Addition and Remodeling of the Thier Residence

  • Custom Residential Architects Network - Honorable Mention - 2013 


Campus Commons Student Housing

  • Custom Residential Architects Network - Honorable Mention - 2011