During our second year, Arkos Design continued to grow our staff and expand our design services. Landscape architecture was added to complement architecture and interior design and provide a full design team for our projects. This second year was significant in establishing our identity, with many of our core staff members joining us at that time.
The additional staff led to the integration of their skills and personality into the Arkos Design culture. Also at that time, we instituted many of the social traditions that we enjoy together outside of the workplace. We have a
passion for these events and believe our working relationships are strengthened by these social interactions. In 2006, we went on our first camping trip, celebrated with our first Halloween party, and held our first Christmas bowling party.
Our new client relationships and significant projects that year contributed to our growth and our future success.
Second Year Highlights
The St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series for the 10th time!
Arkos Design continued its growth to 10 employees.
The top song of the year was “Bad Day” by Daniel Powter.
Arkos Design added Landscape Architecture to our services.
Arkos Design was founded in 2005. As we enter into our 10th year we are excited to envision where we are headed and reflect on our path over the years. Our founding principals were based on bringing an unmatched creative energy to our projects, client-centric solutions, and purposeful design.
"Inherent to architecture is that more solutions exist than problems" and "wear the hat" are from our first vision statement and are still intuitive strengths we aspire to on every project.
We founded Arkos Design as an architectural design firm with ambitions to grow through additions of other "right-brained" disciplines. We have been very blessed as a firm, and this manifested as significant early growth. In our first year we added two certified interior designers, and by the end of that year we had grown to seven employees.
Arkos Design appreciates all the successful experiences that we have shared with clients, consultants, friends, and family. Who we are now is an interwoven thread of all these relationships, and for that we are extremely grateful.
First Year Highlights
Batman Begins was the top movie
Arkos Design opened their first office downtown Niles, MI.
Arkos Design added two certified interior designers
Behind These Hazel Eyes by Kelly Clarkson was the top song for 2005
Arkos Design had its first mutually beneficial collaboration with another firm
Throughout the first year, Arkos Design grew to include seven employees
In the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina gas prices jumped to over $3/gallon for the first time since the 1970's
Million Dollar Baby starring Hillary Swank won the Best Oscar award
The Chicago White Sox were the World Series champs
Arkos Design celebrated one year of serving its clients - offering a fluidity in project delivery that is unmatched by other firms!