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Firm Description

AZD Associates, Inc. - Architects is an architectural firm dedicated to providing creative site and client sensitive designs for both new and renovated, custom residential and commercial projects. Frank Zychowski, AIA and Kevin Akey both bring extensive design and construction experience to each of their projects. Established in 1990, the dedicated eleven-person firm provides a full scope of architectural planning and interior design services from their Bloomfield Hills, Michigan office. AZD Associates, Inc. is currently working on both residential and commercial designs that are diverse in scale, site complexity and architectural design styles. They have an extensive portfolio of work throughout the country, including works throughout Michigan, Ohio, California, Colorado and Ontario. While the elements of each individual project may vary, AZD Associates, Inc. insists upon innovative, quality design and detailing throughout all of their creations. By being receptive to the client and responding to their needs and desires, they dynamically integrate each project to its environment as the creative process evolves into reality.




Professional Services

For the majority of their projects, AZD Associates, Inc. provides a full scope of architectural services. These responsibilities include:

conceptual design (including city ordinance, code compliance, budget feasibility, site and programming analysis)
construction documentation (coordination of consultants, computer aided drafting, detailing and specifications)
coordination of the bidding process
construction site observation

AZD Associates, Inc. can also provide interior design and custom furnishing design or selection as well as three-dimensional renderings and computer-aided modeling. Throughout the design and construction process, they will work closely with the general contractors insuring that the structure is being erected in compliance with the design intent and in accordance with the construction documents.




Kevin L. Akey

Ferris State University
Lawrence Technological University
Bachelor of Science in Architecture 1986

Frank S. Zychowski AIA.

Lawrence Technological University
Bachelor of Architecture 1988
Bachelor of Science in Architecture 1986





Staff
Francis Meram
Project Manager/Partner in charge of the Arizona facility
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, 2002

Bradley M. Balkwill
Project Manager
Lawrence Technological University
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, 1994

Chad M. Grinwis, RA
Project Manager
Lawrence Technological University
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, 1995
Bachelor of Architecture, 1997

Adrianna Melchior, RA, L.E.E.D. accredited
Project Architect
University of Detroit Mercy
Bachelor of Architecture, 2000
Master of Architecture, 2004

Raymond J. Schauer III
Project Manager
Lawrence Technological University
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, 2007

Scott Catallo
Project Manager 
Lawrence Technological University
Bachelor of Architecture, 1998
Masters in Architecture, 2002

Anne-Abel Leitner    
Office Manager - Marketing
Oakland University      






Professional Registrations / Affiliations
L.E.E.D. Accredited
Licensed Architect in the State of Michigan
Licensed Architect in Arizona, Ohio, Missouri, Indiana 
  and North Carolina
National Council of Architectural Registration Board Certified
Member of American Institute of Architects, MSA - Detroit
Member of Building Officials and Code Administrators, Int'l
Member of Construction Specification Institute
Licensed Builder in the State of Michigan
Member of Construction Association of Michigan
Licensed Real Estate Agent in the State of Michigan