Jon M. Hiatt, AIA LEED GA
Desk after a day of work
Morel, the office cat assisting with a design. Working in the shop Entry way storage

Our Firm

Hydrant Studio is a full-service Chicago architecture firm specializing in residential construction, renovations and additions as well as small commercial and public projects. While the firm was established in early 2010, founders Jon Hiatt and Ryan Arnaudov bring decades of diverse field experience to Chicago in architecture and construction.

Our Approach

Hydrant Studio is a design-driven Chicago architecture firm. We begin each project by considering the unique needs of the client along with the larger context and purpose of the finished work. From there, we develop a architectural design and aesthetic direction that emphasizes practicality, necessity, sustainability and optimal use for every element of the final object.

Our Philosophy

Architecture is our passion; if we can make our clients happy, that means we get to keep doing what we love for a living. From pre-design through construction administration, we always go the extra mile to ensure a seamless process by maintaining clear communication and a strict adherence to the timeline and budget.

Our Core Values

Integrity: Maintaining an open, honest and transparent relationship with every client

Dedication: Continuing to hone our craft and always striving to exceed expectations

Respect: Approaching all work with full respect for both the client and the project itself

To learn more about Hydrant Studio or to tell us about your project, call 312.945.6208 today or fill out our form on our contact page.

Our Leaders

Architect - Jon M. Hiatt, AIA LEED GA

Jon M. HiattJon is a founding member and director of Hydrant Studio and a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Jon first discovered his passion for architecture while studying in Florence, Italy, where he gained invaluable experience working for the office of Marion Zaugg, Architect and Designer. Jon brings expertise and deep enthusiasm for custom high-end residential, multifamily and corporate interior designs and construction technologies.

Jon studied at Kent State University, where he received Bachelor of Science and professional Bachelor of Architecture degrees. In his free time, he can often be found in the Hydrant Studio shop building furniture and other creations.

Architect - Ryan G. Arnaudov, LEED AP

Ryan G. ArnaudovRyan is a founding member of Hydrant Studio and a LEED GA accredited professional. Ryan has had a lifetime passion for design and architecture which drives him to deliver highly tailored designs for each of our clients. His commitment to architecture extends outside the office where he creates custom furniture, stonework, and more.

His studies began at Loyola University in Chicago with a bachelor of Philosphy followed by a Masters of Architecture at Miami University. Post academia he worked in NYC as a designer before bringing his skills back to Chicago.

Our Support Staff

Morel - Cat tree parkour specialist

Morel, the office cat

Tigger - Needs constant attention

Tigger, the office cat

Mersault - Zen by way of treats

Mersault, The office cat