Michael Willoughby & Associates has provided professional services for a wide range of project types including restoration, historic preservation, renovation, additions, and new construction. Since our inception in 1988, we have built a strong reputation for creative design and attentive service. An important measure of our success is evident in the fact that nearly all of our business is the result of referrals and repeat business from past clients.
Recognized as one of the most creative boutique firms in Southeastern Michigan, Michael Willoughby & Associates (MWA) specializes in contextual architecture while emphasizing a highly collaborative relationship between client and architect.
Our multi-disciplinary architectural practice offers expertise in custom residential, historic preservation, renovation, restaurant, and commercial projects.
We have a particular interest in designing properties that are sustainable and environmentally responsive and responsible. We are committed to superior design quality, and have acquired a reputation for thoughtful, inspiring ideas and attentive client service.
Our work consistently reflects an inherent individuality and uniqueness that result from the client/architect partnership.
Our experience with residential projects has given us a keen understanding of how personal relationships and attentive service are an integral part of the success of every project.
Our experience with museum design has given us the ability to design with sophistication, and the ability to enhance the experience of a space with the use of light.
Our restoration experience has given us the ability to design with sensitivity to existing buildings.
Our private club and hospitality experience has allowed us to create a “home away from home” for members and their guests.
These combined skills and resources give Michael Willoughby & Associates the unparalleled expertise to satisfy the needs of the most demanding of projects and clients.
Michael Willoughby, RA
Prior to forming his own firm in 1988, Michael Willoughby had experience with municipal, corporate, retail, and institutional projects, including a decade of working with museums across the country. Since that time, Michael has also developed a reputation for high quality residential design, and his work has been published in numerous design journals.
Keith Logsdon, AIA
Before joining Michael Willoughby & Associates in 1995, Keith Logsdon had more than twelve years of experience with recreational, corporate, retail, institutional and custom residential projects. Keith possesses a thorough understanding of both new construction and renovation, and has a meticulous eye for detail. His work has been recognized with national design awards and publication.
Cameron's love for puzzles and problem solving make him a valuable asset at Michael Willoughby & Associates. Being an architecture firm that excels in designing details, Cameron's skills and passion for elucidating details are key to polishing every element that we create since he arrived in 2007.
Elizabeth [Liz] Kempa, RA, NCARB
Liz had the pleasure of beginning her architectural career at Michael Willoughby & Associates in 2013 after completing her Master of Architecture at the University of Detroit Mercy. Liz enjoys creating personal relationships with our clients and designing spaces that meet the ebb and flow of each client's unique life.
Matthew is a recent graduate from the University of Detroit Mercy. He is eager to contribute to the firm while gaining knowledge on the practice of architecture. He plans to begin studying for the ARE exams soon and join the ranks of registered architects.