About Us

A Cohesive Approach to Construction

Collaboration is important to us. We work with our partners to guide our clients to a realization of their vision — within a cost structure they’re comfortable undertaking.

Enclosure bridges the gap between design and construction


Our Story

We started Enclosure to provide the missing overlap between architecture and construction. By filling in that gap, we can better serve our clients desires while avoiding organizational delays in the process.

Bringing together our knowledgeable, cohesive team of tradespeople also allows us to effectively source materials and creatively construct.


Our Principal

M. Ryan Hayes, RA, NCARB

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Moving to Chicago in 2005, Ryan intended to work in the large-scale commercial sector but ended up choosing the opposite. Focusing on custom single-family and hospitality design, Ryan has served as project architect on numerous private and public works of notoriety. For the past eight years, he has promoted an architect-led design-build approach, using his knowledge of building construction to inform the design process.

Ryan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Design from Clemson University and a Master of Architecture from Washington University. He is a licensed architect in Illinois, maintains an active NCARB certification and is a licensed general contractor in the City of Chicago.

Dad // Fly fisherman // College football diehard // Urban gardener // Storyteller


How It Works

Our Approach

For us, it’s not just about the staged photos or finished product. Fulfillment in our projects arrives daily in seeing our clients reassured as the pieces come together on site. Our process together typically looks like this:

01. Concept
02. Design
03. Budget
04. Build
05. Completion