Tim Nichols Architect

In business for over 50 years, over 1500 projects completed.  Reach out today to find out why Tim Nichols Architect is the best residential, industrial, and commercial architecture firm in the Detroit area.

Site Planning

Intelligent and experienced site planning services to ensure your project runs smoothly from start to finish.

Interior & Exterior Design

Revitalize your interior or exterior space with a new concept, which we can design from a sketch or even just a conversation.



Precise, error-free permitting ensuring full legal compliance and quick governmental approval from all relevant government agencies.

About Us

I help home and business owners who are struggling with a difficult project, specializing in design and construction problems that no one else can solve. This requires the ability to understand the relationship between client personalities and their architectural and construction needs within the natural environment of the project.

Tim Nichols

Tim Nichols, Principal

“I’ve done this all my life. Good relationships are more important than anything else that I have built.”

Tim Nichols

What We Do

Residential Services

From concept to completion, selecting materials and finishes, managing consultants & contractors, you’re in good hands.

Commercial Services

Site plans, designs, permits, research & programming, and select construction management, find out why businesses choose us.

Industrial Services

Site planning, building design, permitting, programming, select construction management, your construction project is safe with us.

Planning Your project

Our proven method starts with a consultation and ends with the documents which formalize your creative idea. Using the most advanced 3D modeling tools, we provide the means to visualize your idea becoming a reality before work begins.



We want to understand the inspiration behind your product, not just the dollars and cents. Work directly with a creative, technical expert.



Adept in the latest technologies, our architects plan your project carefully, considering all financial, legal, & physical contraints.



See your idea become a reality as we utilize the latest in 3D visualization technology to show you the ins and outs of your project.



You are the most important member of our team. During or after your presentation, tell us what’s right and what’s a little off before work begins.



Once you are completely satisfied with planning of your project, we get to work producing the necessary legal documentation to ensure regulatory requirements are met.



You own the keys to your project, we always providedocumentation of your project so that you can decide the best way to move forward with your project, and at the right time.


Don’t take our word for it, listen to other clients.. If you’re facing a particular challenge, fine! We may have an applicable project, or a product, for which we already have a tested solution.

Tim is AWESOME SAUCE! The building inspectors in Livonia really had us in a jam and Tim came in and handled everything. I called him right after having a heated talk with the city and Tim was so understanding and had such a soothing spirit he instantly made me feel 10x better. He met us the same day and we never had another bad experience with the city again. We would definitely recommend and hire him again!

Veronique Simmons

Home Owner, Detroit

Tim helped us with a great design and managed the project through completion.

Kevin Donley

Home Business Owner, Southfield

When I was confronted with the fact that my entire home was jeopardized by catastrophic stream-bank erosion, I was devastated. Everyone I called, including leading environmental engineers in the state of Michigan, told me that my house could not be saved. I did not think the problem could be solved until Tim Nichols Architect developed an affordable solution to stabilize the stream bank and permanently reinforce the foundation of my house. Thank you Tim!

Sheila Leburg

Home Owner, Southfield

We love questions!

Ready to talk about your idea? We’re ready to talk to you. Give us a call, send us an email, or use the form on the right. We’ll get back to you soon.

Tim Nichols Architect

23557 Outwood St., Southfield, MI 48033