Best Architects
in Ann Arbor

Why These Architects?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored architects on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best architects in Ann Arbor, MI.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

A3C Collaborative Architecture

A3C Collaborative Architecture emphasizes sustainability with its multi-disciplinary architectural and interior designs. Started in 1983, A3C values collaboration, supportive work relationships, and environmental stewardship. The firm specializes in a variety of services for community, education, healthcare, corporate, and religious projects. Past awards include LEED-CI Gold Certified Project by U.S. Green Building Council and Green Building of the Year Honoree by Construction Association of Michigan.

Ann Arbor, MI(734) 663-1910


Angelini & Associates Architects

Angelini & Associates Architects is an architectural design studio serving residential, commercial, and institutional clients in the greater Ann Arbor area. Since 1989, the studio has designed over 450 projects, from renovations to new constructions. Angelini & Associates has won the 2014 AIA Firm Achievement Award, 2014 AIA Twenty Years Plus Recognition, and over 20 Detroit Home Magazine awards for design since 2005.

Ann Arbor, MI(734) 998-0735


Architectural Resource

Architectural Resource is a full-service planning and design studio serving the Ann Arbor Metro area since 1991. The firm strives to create quality services, inclusive collaboration, timeless designs, and resource-efficient solutions. Principal Michael Klement guides green home tours that show and teach attendees about sustainable residential designs for new constructions, additions, and remodels. The firm has received numerous design awards by Qualified Remodeler, Remodeling Magazine, Best of the Midwest, and Detroit Home Magazine.

Ann Arbor, MI(734) 769-9784


CoStudio Architects

CoStudio Architects is a collaborative architectural studio serving Ann Arbor commercial building owners, developers, businesses, and homeowners. As a full-service firm, CoStudio assists with site evaluations, design, facilities needs assessment, sustainability consulting, accessibility, code compliance, and more. Architect Philip Proefrock has a decade of experience with Luckenbach|Ziegelman Architects, taught at Lawrence Technological University, and is the senior contributing writer of among other projects.

Ann Arbor, MI(734) 418-8748


Creating Sustainable Landscapes

Creating Sustainable Landscapes has produced residential, commercial, and public landscaping designs for Ann Arbor and surrounding areas since 2012. Founder Drew Lathin focuses on using native plants, applying his experience as the general manager of Great Lakes Native Plants and a Master Conservation Steward. Creating Sustainable Landscapes has completed projects for AT&T, City of Birmingham, Clarkston Public Schools, and Michigan Audubon. The company’s services include native perennial beds, lawn alternatives, invasive species removal, and consulting.

Novi, MI(734) 717-8000


Damian Farrell Design Group

Damian Farrell Design Group is an Ann Arbor-based architecture firm with a diverse portfolio of designs from traditional to contemporary. The firm specializes in home, retail, mixed-use, office, and resort projects. Damian Farrell won the Best of Houzz Design award in 2015 and 2016. Former clients highly recommend the firm based on its deliberate design choices, effective communication, and talented work.

Ann Arbor, MI(734) 998-1331


Dangerous Architects

Dangerous Architects, in Chelsea, has served the greater Ann Arbor area with full architectural and engineering services since 1994. The firm consults with a variety of engineering experts, creates ecologically-conscious designs, and guides each project from start to finish. The team accepts residential, religious, commercial, institutional, and adaptive re-use projects.

Chelsea, MI(734) 475-3660


Edwin R. Wier, Architect

Edwin R. Wier designs new home projects, renovations, additions, small projects, and commercial buildings for Ann Arbor residents and surrounding communities. The architect specializes in Universal Design and aging-in-place principles to create residences that are safer, more comfortable, and convenient at any life stage. Edwin R. Wier has over 30 years of architectural experience and has led his own firm since 1991.

Ann Arbor, MI(734) 761-3015



Hobbs+Black is an Ann Arbor-based firm providing architectural, interior design, engineering, and planning services. Since its founding in 1965, the firm has collected numerous awards, most recently receiving the 2016 AIA Huron Valley Honor Award and 2015 CAM Magazine Construction Project of the Year. The firm’s wide range of expertise includes civic and cultural centers, educational and healthcare facilities, industrial and retail spaces, and worship buildings.

Ann Arbor, MI(734) 663-4189


HopkinsBurns Design Studio

HopkinsBurns Design Studio has worked on hundreds of historic preservation projects since the opening of its parent company, Architects Four, in 1984. The firm’s expertise spans renovating historic buildings for continued use; planning new buildings in historic areas; fulfilling ADA requirements for existing buildings; and updating buildings with advanced electrical, mechanical, and communications systems. Principal and co-founder Tamara Burns received the 2016 Eugene Hopkins Distinguished Service Award and earned the honored title Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

Ann Arbor, MI(734) 424-3344


Johnson Hill Land Ethics Studio

Johnson Hill Land Ethics Studio is the landscape architecture merger of Johnson Hill & Associates and Land Ethics, emphasizing resource conservation and innovative designs for the greater Ann Arbor area. The firm’s projects range from civic and recreational to cultural and commercial. The staff specialize in sustainable conservation initiatives and have experience in stormwater management, redevelopment, and roof gardens.

Ann Arbor, MI(734) 668-7416


Land Architects

Land Architects designs, builds, and manages landscapes in the greater Ann Arbor area. The firm accepts public, residential, and commercial clients with projects from gardens and parks to natural system conservation and restoration. The Land Architects team helped start Partners for Places, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving public spaces. Land Architects won the Best of Houzz Design award 2013-2016.

Ann Arbor, MI(734) 747-7938


Meadowlark Builders

Meadowlark Builders specializes in residential design-build construction in Ann Arbor and throughout Southeast Michigan. The company’s projects are healthy, comfortable, and energy-efficient, whether working on green custom homes, additions, or whole-home remodels. The architectural team has a combined 20 years of experience in fine woodworking, custom cabinetry, and computer-assisted design. Meadowlark has received professional awards every year since 2007, recently gaining Best of Houzz 2016—Service and USGBC-LEED Platinum.

Ann Arbor, MI(734) 332-1500


Rueter Associates Architects

Rueter Associates Architects focuses on creating architectural designs fitting to the needs, desires, and budget of clients in the greater Ann Arbor area. The design firm has broad expertise in residential, commercial, preservation, and object-based projects. Reuters Associates offers services for every stage of a project, from planning and construction consultation to government approvals and documentation.

Ann Arbor, MI(734) 769-0070


Steven Sivak Architects

Steven Sivak Architects is an Ann Arbor design/build firm that guides clients from coast-to-coast through design and construction for unique finished projects. The firm’s founder and principal, Steven Sivak, began practice over 20 years ago and has taught for graduate design programs in University of Michigan and Lawrence Technological University. Steven Sivak works on residential, commercial, public, and object-based projects.

Ann Arbor, MI(248) 860-3228


Studio Z Architecture

Studio Z Architecture began in 1997 to create long-lasting, sustainable designs for homeowners in Ann Arbor and Southeast Michigan. Architect Dawn Zuber is a member of the American Institute of Architects and has received the Best of Houzz in Design for 2013-2016 and the Best of Houzz in Service for 2015. Dawn Zuber’s past clients praise her good communication, talent for design, and accommodation.

Plymouth, MI(734) 394-9400



Synecdoche is a design/make architecture studio in Ann Arbor that also creates custom-built furniture and installations fitting for its architectural projects. The team explores creative solutions for design problems of many kinds. Past clients of Synecdoche have been Duo Security, AKA Sushi, Deepfield Networks, and homeowners. The studio won the 2016 AIA Michigan Award of Honor in the Small Projects category.

Ann Arbor, MI(734) 926-5593



Terrafirma is a design-build landscaping company in the Ann Arbor Metro area that specializes in residential and commercial landscaping, basement waterproofing and drainage, and home remodeling. The company’s team has over 35 years of experience, including horticultural knowledge and varied technical expertise. Past clients praise Terrafirma’s professionalism, ability to manage details, and design skill.

Ypsilanti, MI(734) 434-3811


Treasured Earth Landscaping

Treasured Earth Landscape Design & Build is an architectural firm with over 15 years of experience designing custom landscapes for the Ann Arbor Metro area. Treasured Earth won Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association’s Grand Award for Residential Landscape and Detroit Home Magazine’s “Best of the year” in patios and deck category. Focusing on outdoor design, the firm accepts projects in outdoor lighting, brickwork, retaining walls, water features, decks, and gazebos.

Ann Arbor, MI(248) 380-8000


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