Michael Rex Architects is a full-service professional design firm offering the principal disciplines of architecture, including but not limited to; space and site planning; schematic and preliminary design; permitting; design development; construction documentation and construction administration. Our service begins with a conversation and ends with a beautiful, functional, timeless and enduring environment.


Before any design is created on paper, we assemble a team of appropriate professionals to collaborate and meet the needs of the client. We believe the link of professional experience and personality provides the foundation to build the most successful design possible. The design process includes frequent communication in person and in writing with the client, precise planning and detailed documentation. We manage project budgets, costs, and timing so expectations are successfully met.

Project Management

We identify zoning and building codes so our designs conform to the law. We negotiate with neighbors early in the planning process to avoid later conflicts. We lead the plan approval process to obtain necessary permits. We know how to navigate the system to save money, time and stress, resulting in a more certain and favorable outcome. We help guide the construction bidding process and assist clients in establishing a clear and fair building contract with a builder. We visit the site during construction to ensure the project’s successful completion.

Design Documents

We share our architectural vision with our clients with design sketches, perspective illustrations, and computer-generated 3-D models.  When requested, our services can include interior design, detailing trim and cabinets, and selecting fixtures, fittings, finishes and colors.  We can also work as a team with interior designers and landscape architects.  We lead from concept to creation, guiding our clients along the way.


Michael often describes the architect’s role as the conductor of an orchestra, who envisions the tune and then leads many skilled participants in working together to create beautiful music.