The Revelations studio is located near the edge of a forest on the outskirts of Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Clad in a combination of stone and metal, the building re-interprets the local rural "working building" typologies. The buildings geometry of a ribbon and wedge compliments the pyramid geometry of the neighboring concept home and follows the adjacent tree line, providing a transition between the orchard and prairie to the south and the forest to the north. The north side is nestled into the earth with an earthen birm. The southeast facade is dominated by a twenty-foot high expanse of energy efficient glazing. This provides natural light to the lower level meeting space as well as the upper level studio, giving a dramatic connection of the interior to the exterior. The interior exhibits an open layout, conducive to a team-oriented design and business approach. The lower level houses the administration desk, a small workspace, restroom and utility facilities as well as conference space. The upper level contains the design facilities, where subtle north light enters the upper level design space through a ribbon of north facing windows. A partially covered rooftop deck adjoins the design space providing instant access to the outdoors and expansive views to the north and south. Integrated light valances provide controlled light throughout the upper and lower levels. The roof structure, of laminated wood beams, is supported on the interior by a laminated wood and an expressive wood beam that becomes the major spatial organization element of the interior.
The sign was designed as an integrated element to the site design and master plan for the site. Constructed of concrete and laminated wood and metal it reflects the primary elements of the studio's vocabulary. The sign emerges from the earth, in a similar fashion to the buildings that occupy the site. The studio and all of the buildings on the site are heated and cooled with geothermal heating and cooling systems.