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about studio605

Studio605 is a design firm based in Leawood, Kansas. With a focus on high-quality, sustainable residential architecture, we give individual attention to every client to produce a design that is affordable, beautiful, efficient, and sustainable.

Studio605’s award-winning designs have been built all over the Kansas City Metro by the area’s finest builders. Studio605 can assist you through the entire design process, from the initial stage of design, through obtaining a building permit. Our philosophy is to create unique and timeless homes for families to live in for generations to come.

Our goal is to provide a single source for design, construction management, real estate, and interior design services. We hope to simplify the process of helping people design, build and furnish great places to live.


John Schutt

John Schutt

John Schutt grew up in California, and has spent much of his life in and around architecture and construction.  He and his architect father built models, furniture, toy planes, battleships and small scale houses as a hobby in their garage, and later connected on architecture as a passion. He attended University of California at Berkeley, where he received a degree in history.

After spending several years in San Francisco, John relocated to Phoenix, Arizona, where he received his Masters in Architecture from Arizona State University. His family moved to Austin, Texas, where he enjoyed a lot of live music, an abundance of architecture, and the opportunity to go out on his own after working on Whole Foods Grocery stores all around the country.


After 8 years in Austin, John moved to Kansas City and opened up Studio605. He lives in Leawood, Kansas, with his wife Suzanne, son Ian, daughter Maggie, and dog Isabel.  John’s experience includes both commercial and residential, both large scale and small, and an extensive knowledge in sustainable design and building. He enjoys golf, squash, soccer, travel and good beer.

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