Quinn Evans Architects
219-1/2 N. Main Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Since then, Quinn Evans Architects has grown from a two-man studio to a thriving firm of more than 60 professionals divided between two full-service offices in Ann Arbor, MI and Washington, DC, with studios in Detroit, MI and Madison, WI. With its roots in historic preservation, the organization continues to provide award-winning architecture, preservation, sustainable design and planning services. Sadly, David passed away in 1998, but his vision and passion for the work live on in the firm’s people and in hundreds of projects across the country. Our building restoration and design professionals are highly trained in the disciplines of architecture, preservation, planning and sustainable design, and many of our staff are LEED-Accredited Professionals.
Over the last 25 years, we have worked on nearly 1,000 projects ranging in size from small building restorations such as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House, to some of the most celebrated and ambitious urban revitalization projects ever undertaken. Emphasizing a highly collaborative approach to building consensus among clients, stakeholders and specialized consultants, we have earned a reputation for creative approaches that meet a broad variety of needs in elegant and unexpected ways.
Today, the principals of QEA are seen as thought leaders in the field of preservation architecture and planning. The firm has become a prominent authority in sustainable preservation and stewardship, and plays an increasingly influential role in defining the future of the field. From our earliest efforts on the Wayne County Courthouse and U.S. Treasury Annex to more recent projects such as the Michigan State Capitol and the renovation of the three main venues within the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, we’ve been privileged to work on some of the nation’s most iconic and venerated buildings.
Sustainable Business Practices
Quinn Evans | Architects is a full service architectural firm located in downtown Ann Arbor and an office dedicated to recycling. Aside from more common recyclable items, old blueprints, glass, and vellum are collected for recycling. In order to further help their pocketbooks and the environment, some of their office supplies such as manila folders, hanging file folders, notebooks and envelopes are purchased from the Recycle Ann Arbor ReUse Center. The company also uses small sized font in order to get the most out of each sheet of paper. Quinn Evans | Architects has decided to make environmentally friendly purchasing a top priority at the office; their stationary is made from a tree-less (bamboo) source, a more sustainable source of paper then wood pulp. In addition, the firm designates an employee to oversee their waste reduction program to enhance environmental education at the workplace.