Tim Nichols Architect

In business for more than 50 years, with over 1500 completed projects. Reach out now to discover if Tim Nichols Architect is the right fit for your project.

Site Planning

The selection and preparation of the ground may include the most important decisions you will make. We may be able to help. After decades in practice, we have learned to appreciate the micro-climate and the basic orientation of your home or office in relation to the landscape or body of water you have chosen, or are seeking.


Perhaps the most overworked, but misunderstood, word in the architectural lexicon, “design” is the conscious organization and preparation of the interactions between human beings and their natural surroundings.


Documents, permits, bidding and the selection of contractors, project supervision and construction management—we have decades of experience in whatever areas your project may require.

About Us

We take pride in solving challenging design, structural and building details that have frustrated others before us. Combining many years of experience and a wide range of the building art, the team at TNA is waiting for your call.

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

I needed blueprints in a hurry, and Tim made it happen! He was very nice, professional, and knowledgeable. When I turned his drawings into the city, the building officer was very impressed!

Tim took the time to sit down with us. He came to our home and  reviewed everything we wanted. He helped us make the best decisions for our family, and he even explored other options to make sure we got the most for our money.

He helped me feel more confident and at ease with the stressful process of building a home addition. He went above and beyond to make sure we are happy. Thank you Tim!

Kelley Anthony

Home Owner, Taylor

Unbeknownst to us, the person who had constructed and sold to us our lakefront house had done the entire project without pulling any permits. Nobody would touch it.

Tim came highly recommended. He did not hesitate. He helped us from the very first day, preparing blueprints and working with the building department and the different inspectors to obtain the approvals that we needed. He put us at ease right away and continues to answer every call.

We are so very thankful. And we highly recommend Tim Nichols Architect.

Kathy Goans

Home Owner, Quincy

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