inFORM studio is a design based practice with offices in Detroit, Michigan, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and New York City. Formed in March 2000, Van Tine|Guthrie Studio of architecture quickly earned a reputation for the progressive work of the three principals, Michael L. Guthrie, Kenneth R. Van Tine, and Gina Van Tine. The firm has received continued peer recognition and community attention for design excellence in acquiring numerous state, national, and international design awards, authoring the winning entry for the Bagley Street Pedestrian Bridge as part of the $170 million Michigan Department of Transportation Ambassador Gateway Project and in June of 2003, was selected as one of eight international finalists out of 1,557 entries to present at the Grand Egyptian Museum Competition Symposium in Cairo, Egypt. In 2004 the firm was invited to participate, as one of 30 firms from around the world, in the prestigious Canadian Museum of Human Rights competition and recently received an honorable mention in the world-wide competition for the Museum of Contemporary Art and Planning Exhibition in Shenzhen, China.
In an effort to pursue a higher level of research and immerse our practice in an environmentally sustainable approach to every project, the firm formally changed the name to inFORM studio in early 2007. inFORM studio is committed to the practice of designing exceptional environments that are economically, environmentally, and socially|culturally sustainable. Implementing a research based process, inFORM studio engages all scales and types of projects with a critical methodology focused on the realization of qualitative solutions to design problems. The practice rigorously pursues a comprehensive benefit to the client, society, and our ecology in every endeavor.