FairhavenGail Schrock, Practice Manager
We believe the major reason we are completely satisfied with our buildings is the many months of meetings and time Arkos Design gave us in the planning stage before construction began. They continued to work with our design and work flow until we were satisfied that we had the best plan to meet the needs of our staff and patients. We also appreciated their willingness to work within our budget. We have no reservation recommending this team and believe you will be completely satisfied if you choose the Arkos Design team.
Hubbard HillPatrick Pingel, CEO
Arkos Design...delivered well beyond expectations and have raised the bar for dementia care excellence. The impact of the design and the therapeutic value to our residents has been nothing short of remarkable.
Hubbard HillDebbie Carriveau, Executive Director Living Wisdom Center for Dementia Care
The Arkos Design team’s exploratory work and vision not only brought a life changing concept to realization, but truly distinguished LWC as the gold standard in dementia care...It is a game changer without question.
Plymouth Public LibraryHeather Barron, Director
I wanted to express our thanks again. This morning I heard even more positive feedback from our staff about working with your team. Staff commented that they felt heard, valued, listened to, encouraged, and empowered in the sessions. They loved seeing their input come to life and are excited for what's to come. So thank you to your entire team for kicking things off on a great note for our library!
Saint Mary’s CollegeBill Hambling, Director of Facilities
From beginning programming, Arkos Design was outstanding. They took a pessimistic group, made the process fun, and turned opponents into proponents of the project.
South Bend ClinicMatt Romanin, COO
Arkos Design exceeded our goals and provided a creative design with an outstanding outcome within our short timeline. The Arkos Design team understood our mission, was sensitive to the staff dynamics, and communicated exceptionally well.
St. Joseph County Public LibraryDeb Futa, Director
It’s hard to overestimate what a difference the team at Arkos made when it came to the Library project. They bring diverse skill sets to the table – architectural, interior design and landscape architecture - and have been a true partner every step of the way. They’ve been essential in making our very complex project a success. There were high expectations for the Library block project and Arkos has done a stellar job. They pay attention to detail, and they’ve always been great at collaboration. Because they’re a local firm, they also bring the strength of having worked with a great many contractors and vendors in the local market.
St. Joseph County Public LibraryDeb Futa, Director
Deb Futa I think the collaboration is really Arkos Design’s strong suit. They are willing to walk the walk with you, everyday, as a client. Arkos has never hesitated to answer the phone when we call and because they are local, when we have a problem on the site, they can be there in fifteen minutes. I don’t know a lot of other firms that would drop everything to come and look at what is going on. They will do that. One of the strengths that Arkos brings is to sit down with you and do a charrette, where you are tossing out ideas at them, and they are sketching at the same time. You are creating in real time what is going to happen, and that’s a really exciting way to design, and they are very good at that.
St. Joseph County Public LibraryDeb Futa, while Assistant Director
Working with the team at Arkos has always felt like a true partnership. They’re a creative group and bring all their resources together in planning and designing a project that’s not only beautiful and innovative but functions well from the very beginning – and we’re involved every step of the way.
State of MichiganOffice of the State Budget
The project review team was exceedingly pleased with the design package. In my 15 years with the state doing these reviews, I have only had one other project for which we had no comments... Extremely impressed with the project package. It was well thought out – concise, yet with the right level of detail presented.
White Pigeon Township LibraryPerri Saunders, Director
Even with our tight budget, Arkos Design helped shape the room into a bright, beautiful, comfortable, and more user-friendly space that families love to visit. I’m insanely happy with the results in our kids room! Since the space is more user-friendly, bright, and beautiful, our families are using it more. Arkos Design performed magic in our kids room.
Zimmer, Inc.Nicola Pacelli, Associate Director Project Management
I think back fondly on the café project. It was one of the more enjoyable professional experiences that I’ve had, and I’m happy to see the lasting popularity and usefulness of the space.
Bulley & AndrewsJackson Kamp, Project Manager
The team at Arkos Design has been a tremendous asset to the project and a significant player in the progress being made here at the St. Joseph County Public Library. Their remote availability throughout the pandemic, and willingness to walk the site and talk through complex details has expedited responses and ultimately results.
Bulley & AndrewsJay Quinn, Superintendent
Having Arkos as our design partner is a tremendous asset to the project team at St. Joseph County Public Library. Their responsiveness, ability to provide direction in a timely manner and talk through complex details have been instrumental in keeping the project on track and poised for success.
Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA)Alexander Lamis, Partner
I am pleased to recommend Arkos. Arkos is currently working with RAMSA in a similar role at the St. Joseph County Public Library main branch, a $38 million project currently nearing completion in downtown South Bend. Jeff Anglemyer and the Arkos team have worked collaboratively with us throughout the project, and added value to the team. We have also worked with Sally Anglemyer on project Interiors and Darla Aldred on landscape design, which includes a significant new public courtyard. During the construction phase we have found Eric Jensen and Ben Sass to be particularly helpful in working with the entire design and construction team to ensure quality and resolve issues as they arise on site. This was particularly important to us as the project was built through the past year and a half during Covid, which limited our ability as design architects to travel to the site as much as we would typically do. I am sure you will have a successful collaboration with Arkos.
Bremen Public Library Chris Scandling
Erika is a gem; detail-oriented, customer-focused, driven to making sure the project is done correctly.
The Healy GroupScott Johnson, Partner
We love Riverwalk and we love what Arkos has done for Mishawaka. Cheers...