What are clients saying about 42 North Architecture + Design?

I cannot state how unbelievable both Ryan and Travis have been through the design build of our home. They have more than exceeded expectations, saved us money, but most of all they have treated us like family and put in time that most won’t do for a project.


Ryan and the Team at 42° North Architects are AMAZING! They take the time to work with their clients to design the house of their dreams that will not only serve their current needs, but the needs of their family well into the future. They are consistently learning and pushing the envelope to make sure that each design is unique and specifically catered to reflect their clients' desires. They will be with you every step of the process to make sure that your wishes for your space are fully realized from vision to reality! If you are looking for a team to partner with, you will not be disappointed with Ryan and his team and if you're looking for a home that dreams are made of....look no further than 42° North Architects!

Amanda W., Ada, MI

What a great experience! The 42 North team was great to work with throughout the design and building project. Their assistance in choosing our builder and design team was also great! Thanks to the entire team for making our dream lake house a reality.

Jan & Pete S., Newaygo

Five Stars! Our experience with Ryan and everyone at 42 North Architects was absolutely wonderful! Ryan was able to really optimize where our house should be located on the property to give us the best views. We are truly thankful for his professionalism and skills and share this with everyone we know who is looking for an Architect for their next project.

Joe & Danielle Ruder, Saugatuck

Jerry, Sandusky

Ryan and Travis are very knowledgable! They are both very personable and friendly to work with, which makes any process and experience so much better! We had much of our house plan designed/drawn up, and they were willing to take us on and finalize everything for us, which we are so grateful for! Would highly recommend 42 North!

Geoff and Stacey Eldred, Lowell, MI

Very professional. Listened to what we wanted & also gave helpful suggestions. Very fast response when we asked for changes.

Nick Hendriksma, SAUGATUCK

Ryan was able to take our thoughts of what we wanted our dream home to be and put that into realistic drawings. We were building the home ourselves and knew what our floor plan would be, but struggled with how to put it altogether. Ryan did that for us and was extremely patient in listening to both of our opinions and wishes for what we wanted.

Kim and Tony Maggini, Rockford

This is our second time building a home but our first time using 42 North. The overall design of our current home certainly exceeded our expectations. We love the layout of our home and it fits the needs of our family perfectly. Our house was featured in the Parade of Homes and the feedback we received from that was very complimentary. 42 North also went above and beyond by making it out to the construction site regularly to help oversee the build process while providing us with invaluable input. It would be difficult to overstate our satisfaction with Ryan and his team.

Philip and Allison Goushaw, Ada

Stood Firm for your design ideas in the early stages of design.

Brian D. Potter, Clarksville

We loved your down to earth approach! You all really listened to our needs and wants and helped us problem to to get there.

Keith, Ada

My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Ryan on OUR home. I emphasize our, because he listened to what we wanted, asked questions about where we were at in our lives, and guided us in the right direction. He did a great job of letting us make this our very own! Thanks 42 North

Chad N, Facebook

Ryan listened and understood our desires and needs – he even sorted thru the hundreds of Houzz pictures I saved! He visited our site numerous times. He ‘got’ us. With his thorough research for our project, he nearly nailed it with his first drawings. We made some minor changes thru the process and the result is our perfect empty nest.

MARK & KATHY O, Grand Rapids, MI

Ryan and [the 42° North team] are the best architects I have had the pleasure to work with in 30 years I have been in the construction industry! We teamed up and completed a couple very successful projects in Michigan. I’m now looking forward to again working together on some projects in Texas.

Tim M, Granbury, TX

"When we decided to build our home, we were pretty naive to the process. We are blessed to have met Ryan and 42° North to help educate us on the process, and point out specific things we never thought of. Ryan has been the single most important asset in our home-build process - not only designing us a house we absolutely love, but also looking out for our best interests when dealing with other parties, such as builders, vendors, etc. The integrity that the guys at 42° North have is rare, and something that shouldn't be taken lightly. They are swift to hold your hand through the process, and the design work is top-notch. Ryan's communication is also amazing, making the process with him stress-free and easy going. 42º North is the only architecture firm we will ever recommend and use should we decide to build again. We're happy to take a friendship out of this year-long process as well, and that is something that you can never put a price on."

Steve & Ashley E, Ada, MI

Absolutely Dialed In!!!! This company is a class act'

Andrew D., Facebook