Saturday, December 20, 2008

Ten Ways to Get More from Your Architect Than You Paid For

I have in the past had clients ask for ways to reduce the fees associated with a project. Here is a great article that presents some great ways to get the most out of the services of an architect.

AIA Article

Kenneth Crutcher Elected toNOMA Detroit Board

Kenneth Crutcher has been elected to the position of President of the Detroit Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects. His one year term begins in January 2009.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Studio Sketch Service

As part of our Studio Sketch service, you will receive an architectural sketch of your project. The sketch will include a floor plan and exterior or interior elevations, custom-designed for your project. The sketches are sent via e-mail and hard copies are sent via regular mail. You will also receive a free construction cost estimate and follow-up consultation.

With our Studio Sketch service, I will create a conceptual plan of your project before you begin the work. The Studio Sketch is a good place to start because it is the same service a traditional architect would provide to you during an initial consultation. But our Studio Sketch service is more affordable and more convenient.

Use Studio Sketch if you need:
A basic design of your project. If you're thinking about a remodel or addition to your home or building and you're not sure where to begin or how much it will cost, let our Studio Sketch Design service guide you. Send us a photo of the area of your house you want to renovate and we'll create a custom design sketch of your project and provide a cost estimate for construction.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Recent Project

Crutcher Studio has completed design work for RSMS Motors Car Dealership Facility.
Located on a small triangular site on the west side of Detroit, the building will house office and repair facility for a used auto dealership.

Recent Project

Crutcher Studio has completed the design for an addition to a residence in Inkster, Michigan. The addition to this small house is designed to provide additionalliving space to care for a disabled relative in the home and to allow the family to interact in the common areas of the house.
The remodeling of the existing kitchen will allow barrier free space for the family to eat together.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Crutcher Studio, Inc. joins The 1%, a program of Public Architecture

10 firms join The 1% in July; AIA issues "Pro Bono Guidelines" draft
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Public Architecture extends a welcome to the 10 firms that joined The 1% in July. Hailing from diverse locales across the country, these firms have become part of the network of architects providing quality design services to those who normally do not have access to them.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Kenneth Crutcher appointed to the Farmington, MI Planning Commission

At their special meeting of July 18, 2008, the Farmington City Council appointed Kenneth Crutcher as a Commissoner on the Planning Commission. The three-year term expires June 30, 2011.

Sunday, September 14, 2008


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