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, November 5th, 2020 at 3:25am
The exterior siding for St. Vincent is Corten steel which will form a rusty finish over time. The upper siding will be a metallic silver corrugated product • Rough-in plumbing, mechanical and electrical are starting!
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U-Studios IncorporatedWednesday, September 23rd, 2020 at 8:20pm
Windows are in! 🤗

The large panels of glass in these rooms invite the garden as water feature into the house. Off the small patio tucked near the fireplace, stepping stones will be arranged to bridge the pond amongst a nature filtering system of plant life providing access to the rest of the garden and artwork.
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U-Studios IncorporatedFriday, September 11th, 2020 at 4:42pm
We’re more than excited about all the excellent work happening at St. Vincent! 😊
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U-Studios IncorporatedThursday, August 20th, 2020 at 2:16am
More construction progress!

The second floor was designed with family visits in mind and for Air B&B visitor at other times. The two-bedroom suite with two baths, kitchenette, social space with access to the greenhouse and overlook above the garden pool, should have appeal for travelers.
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U-Studios IncorporatedThursday, July 30th, 2020 at 2:50pm
Progress! 👍🏼
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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!