Kasey Vliet is an Architect and a Builder. As a co-founding principal of In Parallel Architects + Builders, he is involved in all aspects of practice, from client relations to design and construction. He strives to deliver design solutions that are project-specific, functional and cost-effective; as well as beautiful, transformative and progressive. His collaborative design approach involves listening to colleagues and clients to ensure that designs are applicable to their needs. He collaborates with project teams including experts in architecture, engineering, construction trades, finance, product development, building code and zoning policy.
Vliet’s research and creative practice explore the synergistic relationships between design and construction. Integration of these two workflows offers numerous benefits in both academic and professional settings for design and construction disciplines. Technologies, such as building information modeling, three-dimensional scanning, and digital fabrication, facilitate this process. He is heavily invested in the craft of traditional and innovative techniques and methodologies while collaborating with skilled creators, craftspeople, and thinkers.
Kasey has worked internationally on numerous architecture and construction projects at many different scales including residential, educational, installation and worship. His projects have received recognition from renowned publications and organizations such as ARCHITECT Magazine, DWELL, Fine Homebuilding and the American Institute of Architects. Prior to co-founding In Parallel Architects + Builders in 2019 (formerly KASE Builders/KASE Studio, which he founded in 2013) Kasey gained experience with award winning architecture and construction firms including ARCHOLAB, ZGF Architects, Ply Architecture, Machado Silvetti, Environment Architects, Old School Construction and with architect Monica Ponce de Leon and Taubman College. He was also a community development volunteer in the United States Peace Corps in Suriname, South America from 2008-2010. He received his Bachelor of Architecture in Science and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning where he graduated with High Distinction and earned the Wallenberg Traveling Award, the Willeke Portfolio Competition Honor Award and the David J. and Carole N. Metzger Endowed Scholarship for study in building materials and detailing.
He is currently an Adjunct Faculty at Lawrence Technological University College of Architecture and Design, where his studios and seminars focus on the intersections between design and construction. He has also taught architecture courses at the University of Michigan Taubman College and Kendall College of Art and Design.