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You’re not here just to find an architect. You want a team willing to work with you, to design a Haven that fits who your are and how you want to live.

You want a beautiful Design that stays on budget with a great return on investment.

Think of us as a Workshop with all the tools needed for a successful project. And, unlike other architects, we have actual construction experience. Your contractor will love us.



Whether traditional or contemporary, a country getaway or a place in the city, an addition or a remodel, your home is a reflection of you. It needs to be designed around who you are and how you wish to live.

At Haven, we guide you through the entire process of creating your dream home, from design to permitting to contractor negotiations. We handle all the little details and headaches so you can focus on what matters the most — your future home.

Together we’ll develop a living environment that fits your needs and complements your surroundings.

In other words, a Haven that is uniquely your own.



Commercial design has many complexities in both the planning and building stages — working with multiple consultants, dealing with various agencies, addressing local and international codes, and working with contractors. It can all seem overwhelming.

But that’s where we come in.

At Haven, you get more than just an architecture firm. You’ll have a team of architects, design technicians, and a permitting expert. We have the experience to ensure your project runs smoothly, while staying on budget.



Like any journey, there’s a path you must follow. The trip can have challenges you didn’t anticipate. The Path to your Haven is no different. Here are the major steps along that path and how we guide you through them:


You fill out a Project Planning Packet, we meet to go over it, then go to your home in the case of a remodel, or to your property site.


We create a rough schematic and discuss any changes you want. Compare costs to your budget Then we create a 3d image of your home.


We help select a contractor, get estimates, and revisit costs throughout the process to assure we stay within your budget.


We provide the necessary construction documents for the contractor, engineers, and various agencies.


This can be one of the most challenging steps. But we take the worry off your back. We’re on your side, assuring the success of your project.


If you wish, we will follow the construction process to assure the design is being followed and kept on track.



2023 Summer Internship – Part II

This June, we had the pleasure of hosting Josiah, a talented and enthusiastic intern who joined our team at Haven Design Workshop. Josiah impressed us with his skills, creativity, and personality. In this blog post, we want to share some of the highlights of his...

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WHA Housing Week Primer

Home ownership has always been a part of the American dream. It is a badge of pride of a symbol of success.  However, when we all watched the prices in our local housing market skyrocket to the point that a typical family can no longer get into the market, it became...

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2023 Summer Internship – Part I

This June 2023, Haven Design Workshop brought in Josiah Redburg from St. Andrews College in Michigan for a summer internship. He is going into his 5th year of study where upon completion he will attain his Master’s degree. We took some time recently to sit down and...

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What is Biophilia?

I asked an AI about biophilia. Take a moment to read my interview about one of the emerging concepts in architecture and design. If you spend time perusing architectural blogs or periodicals such as ArchDaily, Dezeen, or Dwell Magazine you will soon come across a term...

Project Planning Packet

The Project Planning Packet is an interactive tool that will help you define your needs and prepare both yourselves and your architect for our first exploratory meeting.   Download your Project Planning Packet    

7 Reasons for using an architect

1 – Architects can stretch your budget Your project starts out with two competing factors: Wish List and Budget. Sometimes not everything on your Wish List can happen within your budget. But an architect will help you get as much value as possible. And, they can...