Q & A with Philip DeAngelis

We sat down with Philip DeAngelis, Architect and LEED Accredited Professional, to hear his thoughts on sustainability in design and get to know him better. Philip is involved in all phases of project development, from conceptual design to construction administration. As a project manager, he manages project schedules and budgets and coordinates with clients and […]

Q & A with Darla Aldred

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We recently sat down with Darla Aldred, PLA, one of our Principals and a LEED Accredited Professional, to learn more both about her and her take on LEED. As a Firm Principal, Darla manages all landscape architectural aspects of Arkos Design’s projects. By integrating this discipline into each project, Darla ensures people can intuitively experience […]

Regan Miller Registered with National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ)

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Regan Miller has recently completed her NCIDQ certification and is now a registered interior designer in the state of Indiana. NCIDQ Certification assures interior designers are competent to meet industry standards not only for aesthetics but also for public health, safety, and welfare. To date, more than 35,000 people around the world have earned NCIDQ […]


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María González earned her Bachelor of Architecture in 2018 from Universidad José Antonio Páez, Venezuela, and brings several years’ experience from her work in Venezuela and the Midwest, including projects for Culver Academies and South Bend Schools. María says, “Why I have chosen this beautiful profession comes from the desire to design and create new […]

Arkos Design Welcomes Architectural Graduate

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Christian Ramos is a former intern of Arkos Design and graduated with her Master of Architecture in 2020 from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI. When asked what has been most important to her about the work she does as an Architectural Graduate, Christian says she values “the ability to find solutions to a problem […]


At Arkos Design, our projects create spaces where people can have a personal connection to the elements around them. These connections to functional spaces enrich the lives of those who interact within and around those spaces. April, World Landscape Architecture Month, allows us to look back on one of our recent projects, the pathway improvements […]

Flexible Meeting Spaces for Libraries of All Sizes

Libraries are communal places of information, where people have access to traditional books, e-books, and audiobooks, as well as computers and a wealth of information they often can’t find anywhere else. The 123,000-plus libraries in the United States are the center of community for millions, connecting people to information as well as to each other. […]

Small Space, Big Impact: Our Advice for Maximizing Your Small Commercial Space

Stepping into a room for the first time is like meeting someone for the first time – first impressions matter. Tall, wide, and spacious rooms can give an aura of grandiosity or boldness. But what about small spaces? What about…really small spaces? For some designers, thinking about designing for a compact commercial space might keep them […]

Universal Design – Equal Spaces and Places

Universal Design – the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design. Design that goes a step beyond “barrier-free” design or “accessible design” from the past.   The Best Universal Design is Made in Forethought   If you’re still in the […]