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Mission Statement - Archiopolis, llc is a full service architectural firm dedicated to the tenets of sustainability. In our every project we promote the design, construction, and operation of buildings that are environmentally responsible, attractive, affordable, and healthy places to live and work. A common definition of sustainability is:

Development which allows people to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

United Nation’s World Commission on Environment and Development (UNWCED, 1987)

Organizational Structure - Our business is structured as a Limited Liability Corporation with three principals. We are a full service, insured, architecture firm with mechanical, electrical and structural engineering in house. We often team with other consultants who compliment our services on a project by project basis.

Location - Archiopolis is located at in the historic Whitker Building at 321 S Main in downtown Ann Arbor, MI 48104 PH 734-665-1400 www.archiopolis.com

Green Building - Archiopolis has helped several nonprofit organizations reach their sustainability goals. These include renovation projects for Solid Ground Transitional Housing in Roseville and the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association in Dimondale. We also produced the construction documents for the highly successful Mind, Body, & Spirits green restaurant in Rochester, Michigan, which incorporates a greenhouse for herbs, rainwater collection, recycled materials, solar energy, and much more.

Energy Services - We are particularly strong in the areas of energy efficiency and renewable energy. In 2005, as a contractor for the Nonprofit Facilities Center Renewable Energy Project, we designed and administered the construction of 11 solar hot water and 5 PV systems in the Detroit Metro Area. We are currently providing Technical Energy Audits for a wide variety of buildings for the United Way for Southeastern Michigan, the Ann Arbor DDA, and Meridian Township in Ingham County.

3D Graphics - An additional area of strength is our graphic design. All of our buildings are modeled in three-dimensions using the latest design software. We have the ability to generate photo realistic images and virtual video tours of our buildings and sites. The 3D models generate construction drawings unparalleled in accuracy and completeness.