We make cool places.
More specifically, we strive to design, visualize, and create immersive architectural experiences that are functional and pleasing to the end user and responsive to the needs of the owner, the public, and the environment.
How we do it
We deliver design as a process, not a product. Good design is the result of preparation, collaboration, artistic craft, review, and refinement. Our approach of partnering with you in the design process allows you to participate in and enjoy the experience of developing your ideas and dreams into a functional reality. In addition, we provide guidance to help our clients---and the environment---realize maximized long-term benefits through energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable design strategies, resulting in reduced utility costs for the owner and increased comfort and delight for the occupants.
About James Welkenbach
James Welkenbach is an architect, licensed in Florida (license no. AR92765) and Michigan. He is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). James is a graduate of the University of Michigan's masters program at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, rated the no. 1 graduate architecture program
in the country by DesignIntelligence and Architectural Record
. After graduating in 1992, James worked for 19 years as an architectural and planning professional for a number of architecture firms including The Albert Kahn Family of Companies
and Jones Edmunds Associates
, as well as that of internationally-renowned architect Gunnar Birkerts
As a project manager, project architect, and designer, James has led facility design projects for such client organizations as NASA, the Army Corps of Engineers, General Motors, and Ford Motor Company. His architectural project history includes residential, commercial, retail, industrial, educational, business, military, healthcare, and institutional facilities.
An advocate of technology, James incorporates Building Information Modeling processes into his workflow and produces photorealistic visualizations of conceptual and finished designs.