As the largest city in Michigan, Detroit offers many rising opportunities for people who want to move to the area. The city is famed for the Detroit Industry Murals made by Diego Rivera. It is also dubbed the “Motor City” because it is the birthplace of the modern automobile. Detroit is a preferred location for people who want to build a restaurant business. Although the industry is booming, properties are still relatively affordable. If you are one of the people interested in starting a restaurant business in Detroit, check out the below list to find seven of the best restaurant architects in the area.

Hobbs+Black Architects

100 N State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Founded in 1965, Hobbs+Black Architects is a Michigan-based nationally recognized firm with offices in Ann Arbor, Lansing, and Phoenix. For fifty-six years, the firm has provided architecture with a timeless value that represents its clients’ standing in the community. It specializes in civic, commercial, education, health care, hospitality, industrial, mixed-use, multifamily, retail, recreation, and office projects. It provides a broad spectrum of services, including architectural design, interior design, and planning, serving thirty states in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Saudi Arabia.

William S. Hobbs leads Hobbs+Black Architects. He has directed the management, design, and overseeing the firm’s overall operations for fifty years. William is a registered architect in thirty states and has served as the design team leader for multiple projects.

Infuz Architects

1111 Bellevue St, Detroit, MI 48207 

Infuz Architects has operated as a design and architectural firm in Detroit, Michigan, for twenty-three years. It is licensed to procure in multiple states, providing architecture design, art design and fabrication, bid services, civil engineering, conceptual design, historic preservation design, structural engineering, and surveying. Since its founding in 1998, Infuz Architects has built unmatched designs and strives to create better designs for the years to come. Also, the firm is known for bringing interest and energy into projects while being meticulous and detail-oriented.

Vince Cataldo and Mark Klimkowski lead the firm. They have thirty-four years of combined architecture experience and share the same passion for architecture, art, and design. In 2019, it received the Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation from the State Historic Preservation Office.

Kraemer Design Group

1420 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226

Kraemer Design Group was established in 1996. It is a leading architecture, interior design, and consulting firm offering a wide array of services, including architecture, interior design, consulting, technical consulting, historical consulting, historic preservation, and commercial renovation to Detroit and throughout the Midwest. For twenty-five years, it has built a reputation for its passion for creating and preserving structures. The firm has developed numerous projects from coast to coast and has maintained multiple licenses in various states.

The firm is directed by Bob Kraemer, who leads the company’s business development initiatives, including overseeing the sales and marketing efforts. Alongside Bob is Maureen Kraemer, who heads the interior design studio and manages the company’s daily operations. She has twenty-five years of architecture experience and is a member of the International Interior Design Association.

McIntosh Poris Associates

155 W. Congress St, Detroit, MI 48226

Established in 1994, McIntosh Poris Associates is a nationally-recognized, multi-award winning architecture and design firm in Detroit, Michigan. The firm is a leading provider of architecture, interior design, urban design, adaptive reuse, historic preservation and commercial projects, serving Detroit, Birmingham, and southeast Michigan. For twenty-seven years, MPA has consistently built interactive places that showcase the authenticity of Detroit. It continually aims to deliver high-quality projects that provide clients with long-term value.

Michael Poris leads McIntosh Poris Associates. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and was a former board member of the American Institute of Architects Detroit and Michigan chapters.

The firm has received over 100 awards and distinctions for local projects such as the Detroit Athletic Club Main Restaurant, Townhouse Detroit, Prime & Proper, Olin, and the Factory at Corktown from AIA Detroit and AIA Michigan.

Neumann/Smith Architecture

1500 Woodward Ave, Suite 300, Detroit, MI 48226

Neumann/Smith Architecture has over fifty years of experience providing architecture, planning, interior design, and historic preservation services for a wide range of projects, including commercial, education, hospitality, multi-housing, mixed-use, recreation, office, retail, parking structures, and institutional. The firm is committed to providing design services for clients who seek a partner in creating unique and authentic spaces that engage and excite guests. Neumann/Smith Architecture has distinguished itself for its creativity in achieving clients’ goals. That creativity has led to 200 awards, including the 2019 AIA Michigan Honor Award and 2016 AIA Detroit Honor Awards, People’s Choice Award.

Photo: Interiors of BESA Detroit located in Vinton Building.

The firm has been featured by several press publications, including CAM Magazine, Office Snapshots, restaurant development + design, Urban Land Institute, and Architectural Digest.

Saroki Architecture

430 N. Old Woodward, Birmingham, MI 48009

Founded in 1983, Saroki Architecture has provided architecture, interiors, planning, community relations, presentation materials, and graphics and signage to all of Michigan. It specializes in sustainable design serving a variety of market sectors, including retail, hospitality, historic preservation, mixed-use, office, and residential building types for private and institutional clients. The firm believes that excellent architecture can be achieved at every level. Regardless of the scale of work, Saroki Architecture has enhanced its clients’ lives and their respective communities, bringing advanced, sustainable, and durable architecture.

Victor Saroki is the president and founder of the firm. He has thirty-five years of comprehensive experience in the industry and has served as the president since 1983. Additionally, Victor was the former president of AIA Michigan and AIA Detroit and currently serves on the Chaldean Community Cultural Center board of directors.