About U-Studios

Our focus

Shtick-GroupTalent. Collaboration. Results. 

We listen closely and bring dreams to life.

Our clients each have a story that they want told. Our job is to figure out how to tell that story in a built world. We are in the business of making our client’s dream a reality.

our mission

U-Studios Incorporated develops physical solutions to bring our clients’ dreams to life in sustainable projects. We tell each client’s story to their guests in a way that encourages the guests to stay longer and return for additional experiences. This will sustain our client’s dream.

“U are part of our team.”

Our stick figure mascot “U” represents a highly valued member of our team – YOU.

As our client or “guest,” we can say, “U are part of our team.” Our stick figures in the office always remind us that we work for one common goal – to bring our clients’ dreams to life.

We pledge to work closely with you as a creative partner from concept design through construction to make our design and creative services an enjoyable experience.

With years of experience, artistic talents, unlimited creativity and energy, we work collaboratively at U-Studios to bring a higher level of creativity and imagination to every project we design and plan.


We focus on these core values to ensure the best business practices and optimum results:

  • Treating our clients as our guests.
  • Honesty on all levels, because trust is the key to a strong relationship.
  • Reliability to follow through on our commitments.
  • Loyalty to our guest, which means putting the guest’s dream first.
  • Respect for everyone on the team.

Thank for your trusting us to do our best to fulfill your dream.

about us

U-Studios Incorporated is a full-service creative company providing architectural and engineering services, fine art, art direction, and theatrical design and consultation. Our designers & production staff have experience working for national and international entertainment and theme park clients as well as Hospitality & Resorts, Commercial & Office facilities, Retail & Restaurants and regional theater organizations.

Because guest satisfaction is paramount to your business, our primary mission is to help you provide an environment that brings visitors back again and again. We listen to our clients first so that we truly understand their goals and how a project fits into their larger business. Then we study the operational impact of the proposed project and finally craft a solution that optimizes guest experience while balancing operational requirements.

U-Studios Incorporated can trace its roots back to James P. Jamieson, who came from Philadelphia to St. Louis to help oversee design and construction for the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. From the beginning, the firm has been involved with creative and innovative projects.

U-Studios Incorporated’s principals have 60 years combined experience in art, architecture and engineering, entertainment facilities, scenic and lighting design, fabrication and installation.
Developing an immersive environment is what we do.

Let us do it for U.

Gary Karasek


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Write to me at: gary@u-studios.net

Call me at: (618) 581-6460


U-Studios Incorporated

t: 618.277.4900
e: info@u-studios.net

Office Address
4901 Lake Del Mar
Swansea, Il 62226

Mailing Address
4901 Lake Del Mar
Swansea, Il 62226

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U-Studios IncorporatedThursday, July 16th, 2020 at 2:56pm
Lots of construction happening at St. Vincent! Take a look at our photos to watch the progress!
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U-Studios IncorporatedThursday, July 16th, 2020 at 2:54pm
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U-Studios IncorporatedThursday, July 2nd, 2020 at 9:52pm
Construction Progess!

Main Level: 2345 SF
Second Level: 900 SF
Storm Room: 380 SF
2-Car Garage: 900 SF
Greenhouse: 160 SF
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U-Studios IncorporatedThursday, July 2nd, 2020 at 9:28pm
The proposed house aesthetic and functional plan is a contemporary style reflecting Midcentury Modern style of the 20th century, which origins stem from the International and Bauhaus styles. A new branding, Museum Modern, is an appropriate name for this contemporary design approach with the distinct features of art products, specialty materials, bold color and sequential experiences, integrated from the exterior into the interior spaces.
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U-Studios IncorporatedThursday, July 2nd, 2020 at 9:22pm
A 30-year old abandoned municipal swimming pool was on the site with the choice of demolishing or incorporating it into the house design. It was an immediate interest to incorporate the existing pool by transforming it into a garden use and a complement to the home. The Owner’s enjoyment of gardening, koi, bees, and other natural delights provide the program for the land use in an urban setting.
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U-Studios IncorporatedFriday, June 19th, 2020 at 7:38pm