life . long . learning

TMP Architecture is a professional Midwest architecture firm of creatively focused individuals who specialize in the planning and design of educational facilities for all stages of life. Expertise in learning environments for the arts, sciences, sports and recreation, health and wellness, and media is reinforced by a commitment to client service, project value, and innovative solutions. We commit ourselves to practice rooted in design and technical quality, sustainability, professional ethics, and collaboration.


As a premier architecture firm in Michigan, we have provided a full range of planning and architectural services since 1959, from programming and site evaluation to interior design and full field services. The following list highlights our comprehensive in-house services.

Facility Master Planning
Conceptual Planning
ADA Compliance Surveys
Vision Planning
Educational Planning
Feasibility Studies
Bond Issue Preparation
Space Utilization Studies
Space Programming
Campaign/Fundraising Assistance

FFE District Standards
Furnishing & Equipment Inventory
Space Planning
Furnishing Selections
Color and Materials Selections
Art Selection
Documentation Procurement
Bidding Coordination & Evaluation
Installation Supervision
Furnishing Commissioning

Architectural Design
ADA Upgrades
Bid Analysis & Negotiation
Budgeting / Cost Estimating
District Wide Architectural Standards
Existing Facility Assessments
Field Services
LEED/Sustainable Design
Life Cycle Costing
Project Scheduling and Budgeting
Prototype Design
Renovation & Adaptive Reuse Design
Shop Drawing Review
Value Engineering
Site Selection Assistance
Post Occupancy Reviews

Graphic Design
Building Signage
Marketing & Promotional Pieces
Campaign & Fundraising Tools

Service Highlights

Campaign & Fundraising

In addition to our design and planning, TMP offers numerous services to help clients prepare successful campaign and fundraising programs, from conceptualization to implementation. In the past decade we have assisted clients on over $4 billion of successful programs, with 90% of them passing on the first attempt.

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Interior Planning / Furniture

TMP’s Interior Design Group brings an added level of creativity and technical design to each project. Our team of talented and creative interior designers has strength in numbers and in expertise, with a combined total of 140 years! They enjoy the challenges of creating unique, safe, functional, and exciting built environments. Our interior design team plans and specifies each component of the facility’s interior, from furniture for learning spaces and collaboration areas to administrative offices and specialty labs. They are involved from the onset of planning and programming, and maintain services during and beyond the installation of furniture, fixtures and equipment. TMP Interior Designers focus on student-centered design and excel at discovering the best interior solutions for each client.

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Sustainable Design / LEED

Green design is nothing new, and is standard practice for TMP’s projects. Our commitment to high-performance spaces spans the firm’s nearly 60-year history. From our earliest solar and energy conservation projects to our present day LEED Certified projects at all levels, our team has consistently been solidly committed to utilizing sustainable techniques in the design of new and renovated facilities.

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Prototype Designs

By adapting a prototype design, TMP clients are able to gain ideal facilities while meeting ambitious schedules and budgets. TMP has developed prototype programs at all levels of education, allowing the ability for clients to physically tour the design before building it. Many of these TMP designs have received honors from educational and architectural organizations for their creative design and function.

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