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Our team had a great time at HBA of Southeastern Michigan's Second Annual Car Rally! ...
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Todd, Steve and Traci standing in front of the fort. 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 sta...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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REQUEST A CONSULTATION Whether you need a new home design, re-design of an existing plan, or a renovation/addition design, we can help. Todd will be happy to guide you through your upcoming project and your specific plan needs. For a free consultation please click on the link below. For any...
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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, DollhouseThe master bedroom offers a breathtaking view both ...
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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 r...
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I grew up a builder’s son and spent a lot of time on jobsites from an early age. Working alongside trades and earning money as a general laborer at a young age was great, but the real benefit was exposure to contract negotiations, where I’d see my father negotiate price, payment terms, and ...
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This 2,800-Square-Foot Stunner Makes Them Slam On The Brakes!   I had the pleasure of meeting Mary Schumacher from Schumacher Homes a few years back while doing plan reviews at the International Builders Show. Besides the fact that she is witty and charming, she is also brimming with wisdo...
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Think "Leave it to Beaver." Homes designed for traditional neighborhoods should have the following characteristics: Design that encourages a sense of community. Designed to minimize the impact of the automobile. A sense of historical correctness to the massing and fenestration. Historically cor...
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