Spirit of Space is an award-winning filmmaking collaborative founded in Chicago. Through video and music, we seek to communicate the spirit of the people and places that build contemporary architecture, art, and design. Our films illuminate the serendipitous culture, emotions, and ideas that define a place.

Adam and RedMike founded Spirit of Space in 2006. 

We are a humble crew. Our first step is to listen and observe so the story may evolve poetically. We sketch, visit the site, and dig into the design concept to develop a narrative that resonates intensely. We are friends, architects, and musicians commited to translating the core values of design.

Our collective aim is to generate understanding and compassion in the design world, as we see and hear each other through real people and spaces.

Managing Director + Founder of Spirit of Space

Adam is a creative director, and producer. He visualizes a storyboard for each film, while guiding the technical crew toward the final production. In addition to his role as Director, Adam is dedicated to film education, and has served on the adjunct faculty at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago and the School of Architecture & Urban Planning at UWM to teach film + architecture courses. Adam holds a degree in Architecture. 

+ 847.630.1027 (mobile)

Artistic Director + Founder of Spirit of Space

RedMike is an artist, director, and producer. He controls the film’s artistic and dramatic aspects, and leads the team toward the fulfillment of the clients’ vision. RedMike’s passion for research and development led him to reside in Germany where he continues to explore Media Architecture at the Bauhaus while directing films for Spirit of Space. RedMike holds degrees in Structural Engineering and Architecture. 


Music Director

Ryan is a creative director, and musician. Since joining Spirit of Space full-time in 2008, Ryan has composed and produced soundtracks for each Spirit of Space film. He also supports Adam in his teaching as a visiting artist, exhibiting the power of the film’s soundtrack. Ryan holds a degree in Architecture. 


Executive Producer

Samantha is responsible for the scheduling, marketing, and communications strategy for each film. She delivers a framework that allows the artistic team to spend their time solely on their artistic and creative ventures, and is responsible for delivering the films on time, and on budget. Samantha has over 12 years of professional experience directing marketing and communications for architecture firms including Studio Gang and SOM. She holds degrees in Arts Administration, Interior Design, and Music.

+ 773.480.7763 (mobile)

Our office is the airport, train station, and sometimes even a car. We recommend reaching us by phone or email, but you can also send postcards and love letters to the address below.

PO BOX 170641


Adam (Managing Director), RedMike (Artistic Director), Ryan (Music Director), Domenic (Apprentice), and Samantha (Executive Producer)