Harbor Point
Renovation Architecture based in Grand Rapids, MI

Meaningful Design for Renovations

Exceptional renovation design connects you to a space or place that already matters to you. At MMA, we tune in to the meaning of your project and respect the context in which it operates. Our attentive approach is to seek out and to celebrate what exists, and then to uncover the hidden potential.


Thoughtful architecture elevates the human experience. Spaces that inspire you can come from any era and be rooted in any style. Our focused, relational approach in the design process will uncover what is most meaningful about your existing space; we dive deep to find not just a scheme that works, but the best design solution to help you achieve your aspirations and needs. Whether a full gut, selective removal, or a thoughtful addition, MMA will drill down to uncover how your whole project can inspire your daily living and enhance the way you work, learn, and play.


Interior Design

Interior Design plays a special role in renovation. Context matters, and our response to it is a design driver for your project. We envision your project as an authentic, cohesive, and integrated expression of your values--from its relationship to the exterior to the colors and textures within. Our designers take the time to ask searching questions to understand your needs and preferences, to create a space that truly fits.



Often, good design is not about building something new, but unlocking the potential in what already exists. Our team is skillful in identifying what barriers are present in your existing structure, and how it can be intelligently transformed to be an active participant in your future.



Master planning connects built space with its broader context and potential future. Long term vision for your renovation project that analyzes the past and looks to the future should shape the design decisions you make today.

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What to Expect

We believe that achieving excellence in design begins with listening. We deeply value stakeholder engagement and bring decades of experience working with owners, boards, committees, and caring citizens. By designing with, we endeavor to construct environments of collective ownership. We set the stage for the project by becoming intimately familiar with your site, your organizational culture and your vision.


Concept Design

The fun begins. We explore possibilities and test design solutions with you and your team. Increasingly detailed levels of drawing options define the project scope and your specific design direction.


Construction Documentation

The production of construction drawings and specifications communicates the final design intent of your project. These documents are used for permitting, pricing and construction. We collaborate with you to include all of the necessary pieces, practical and aspirational, to make your project a success.



From the beginning, we work with you to establish a realistic schedule with every phase of your project mapped out in a thoughtful workplan. Feedback is welcome throughout, but we identify specific touchpoints customized to your workflow. Through presentations, workshops, virtual and in-person meetings, we encourage active communication, and invite productive criticism.



We’re with you every step of the way--as you choose a building professional, throughout the construction process, and until your doors open--to ensure your design is fully realized. Recent supply chain obstacles, labor shortages, and volatile pricing have created unprecedented challenges in the market, and it is more important than ever to work collaboratively with a trusted team of professionals to ensure that the integrity of your design intent remains strong until the very end.


Final Feedback

This final layer of feedback allows us to get to a more granular, dialed-in final design. Although small changes can happen later, we aim to incorporate as many final ideas into the project as possible.



We are with you every step of the way as we hone the vision and land on a schematic design that is suited for budgetary pricing by a licensed builder.

Their creativity allowed us to complete a renovation of our mid-century modern house without losing the architectural features that drew us to this style. The end result exceeded our expectations! 
Todd C.
, Client
Lets Get Started
Contact us to start the conversation for your project. We have a few starter questions to better understand the scope and evaluate if we’re a good fit for each other. If it makes sense to move forward, we will schedule a phone call and subsequent site visit. We can’t wait to see what you have in mind.