A3C - Ann Arbor Architects Collaborative
Incorporated in Michigan in 1983, A3C - Collaborative Architecture is a multidisciplinary architecture and interior design firm with a focus on sustainable design. They have work groups that specialize in healthcare, education, financial and corporate projects. The firm's goal continues to be "partnering with clients to create responsive solutions" through their core values of a collaborative approach, a supportive environment, quality work and environmental stewardship.
Sustainable Business Practices
As an affirmation of their commitment to sustainable design, A3CCollaborative Architecture has renovated their corporate offices to be an educational tool for the community as well as their clients about the benefits of sustainable design and the Triple Bottom Line: People, Profits and Planet. Their building is the first in downtown Ann Arbor to be registered with the USGBC and designed to LEED-CI Gold Certification standards. It is also the first building with a Green Roof, the first to use a Geothermal Energy system, and the first to meet the Mayors 2030 Challenge in Downtown Ann Arbor. The UrbEn Retreat, an observation/conferencing space overlooking the expanse of green roof is available for use by local government and non-profit organizations. A3C maintains an in-house action CQI (Continuous Quality Improvements) Committee called SEED Supporting Environmental Efforts by Design to continually look for ways to minimize the impact their designs have on the environment, while providing maximum benefit to their clients.