Prentiss Wickline Architects and Balance Associates Architects have combined. At the core of both firms is the pursuit of balance: between natural and built environments, between a client’s vision and real world parameters, between beauty and utility. Working together, we offer a richer and broader practice, continuing the highly personalized experience that both our prior firms have come to be known for. We are proud of our expanded knowledge base and network, and ultimately, we believe PBW will enable us to bring new insights and better solutions to our clients and the world of design.

We design with the belief that nothing is impossible, and temper it with good old-fashioned pragmatism, embracing both big ideas and intricate details. Taking into account location, context, and other inherent attributes of a specific project, we strive to create a balanced whole, integrating the structure and the environment. We consider the interplay between inside and outside, light and shadow, aesthetics and utility, carefully selecting materials that harmonize with nature, prioritizing efficiency and sustainability. Most importantly, we look for opportunities to bring joy and unanticipated delight into the spaces we create as well as into the process that gets us there. This should be fun— after all, we are building dreams.

Modern Tower in Michigan
In northwest Michigan, a vacation retreat boasts a prime vantage point from which to soak up the bucolic scenery.
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