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August 23, 2019

So when did Todd’s involvement with architectural design begin? In 1979, Todd and his buddy, Steve, co-designed and hand built their first fort, while Todd’s little sister, Traci, added a bit of class to the place! Todd and Steve carefully stacked and placed each log, bringing the elaborate fort to life. Who would have guessed […]


August 8, 2019

In my more than 20 years in residential architecture, I often have seen production home builders working off master plan sets. Imagine a 2,500-square-foot house with multiple structural options, framing sheets, electrical sheets, HVAC layout sheets, plumbing layout sheets, etc. The master plan may run more than 100 pages. After a client purchases a home […]


June 17, 2019

Recently I was working with a strong builder team in the Midwest to reduce cost of construction and raise margins. The approach was to leverage the vast knowledge of the trades and suppliers, applying lean design principles to their current construction documents. Read More


May 8, 2018

The TK Design team is proud to share that we were honored with a 1st place award for Traditional Architecture up to 4,000 Sq. Ft by Detroit Home Magazine at the Detroit Home Design awards event! 1st Place – TK Design & Associates Inc. The master bedroom offers a breathtaking view both day and night, […]


May 8, 2018

Over the past 30 years or so I’ve noticed that some home builders (and architects who design homes) don’t see a value in developing framing sheets for house plan sets.  Instead, the home builder will have the lumber company provide header and beam sizes with their material take-off. The reason for this is simple-cost.  It […]


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