Berkshire Ridge Exterior
Residential Architects in Grand Rapids, MI

Meaningful Modern Residential Design

What we do
Exceptional design connects you to the physical environment and to the people who matter to you most.
At MMA, we create meaningful spaces, and give careful attention to a building’s structure and use, as well as culture, customs, and the natural world. We bring this attention to projects of any size or level of complexity.

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Good architecture elevates lives. Our passion for design extends through the relationship of the whole to the part, from the building mass to the smallest material connection. Our iterative, relational approach to the process centers around what’s meaningful in your life, your aspirations, and your needs. We drill down to uncover how your project can inspire your daily living and enhance the way you work, learn, and play.


Interior Design

Interior design is at the core of our architectural process for residential design. Ultimately, we create spaces that delight, and operate at the closest points of connection. From each tone, texture, and expression, we envision your home project as cohesive with the architecture - integrated, and uplifting. We work towards a lasting aesthetic that will authentically relate to your values and aspirations.



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 responsive and carry more meaning for your family.



For a home, it’s important to think how the site works as a system, and how it will evolve over time. We connect the design of your home to its broader context, and its potential future.

Residential Projects

Saxonia Lane Exterior
What to Expect

We believe that each project draws special opportunity from the building site, your needs, and your values. We pursue iterative, inspiring solutions through an energetic and enjoyable process that result in building designs with integrity.


The Wish List Questionnaire

Our wish list questionnaire is personal and captivating, and allows you to explore the boundaries of your imagination. The process is fun and comprehensive, and each member of the client team contributes an individual response. This work is an invitation to understand the deepest goals of the project, and forms its central narrative.


Design Phase One

During the first design phase of the residential process, we become intimately familiar with your needs and the project site location. We start design iterations with a strong conceptual framework, and we test solutions through increasingly detailed levels of drawing. We present multiple design directions for your consideration.


Feedback Phase One

There is often as much value in talking through what you don’t prefer as there is in discovering what you do. Feedback on multiple design directions is essential to honing the vision.


Design Phase Two

Guided by your feedback, we pursue the design direction that best affirms the needs of the project, and resonates clearly with the vision.


Final Feedback

Final feedback fine tunes the design. The investment in the early stage yields an important set of calibrating decisions that enrich the project with maturity and fitness.



As your advocate, we provide leadership at every step of the process. From builder selection, to evaluating cost estimates, and through construction administration, we are full-time partners in the journey.

Mathison's talented team consistently incorporated what mattered most to us by using their experience, skills and creativity to create the beautiful new home we are now enjoying. 
Nancy H
, Residential Client
Start a project
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.