We pride ourselves on providing the utmost individualized service to our clients with the highest quality professionalism. We manage and lead each project from concept to completion, ensure high quality work, and meet your budget and schedule. Further our approach to continuous collaboration with our peers in the industry allows us to scale according to the size of the projects we take on, and as a result of our approach, to provide all of our clients a full service, multi-disciplined design team that meets the demands of even our most complex projects.
Architektura PLC is an architectural design firm founded in 2013 by Kirsten Runschke, based in Grand Haven, Michigan. Licensed and insured, architektura provides quality architecture services to a variety of clients and has partnered with many professionals in the area to deliver exceptional projects. We pride ourselves in service to our community and clients. We are well known for our integrity, transparency, and stewardship to the community.
Our founder, Kirsten, grew up observing the talent and passion of her father, Gernot Runschke, a highly skilled architect, and that drove her lifelong aspiration to lead her own architectural practice. Kirsten started her journey by earning her master’s degree in architecture at the University of Illinois in Chicago and then spent the following 10+ years at an architecture firm working alongside, and learning from, her father. In 2013, Kirsten founded architektura PLC, where she now spends her days solving design challenges and lends her creative talents and thoughtful insight to help clients realize their vision and ensure projects are successful from inception through construction.
How We Work
We are a privately held firm that works in collaborative team environments to bring together various areas of expertise, our approach, allows our small firm to scale and attain the right expertise as required, which in turn saves time and money, and also minimizes risk for our clients. We have built lasting relationships with a diverse group of professionals throughout Michigan, allowing us to pull the right team together for your project.
We truly dedicate ourselves to customer service and satisfaction throughout the entire process to ultimately formulate a unique solution for you. Our process begins with listening, exploring, sketching, and often collaborating with other professionals in the area. To fully understand our client’s vision; we use hand sketches, physical models, BIM, and 3D scanning for quicker facility assessments of existing structures to develop a vision that can be seen before it is built. We enjoy the process and follow the construction all the way through until the keys are turned over to the Owner. We do not like to leave anything to the imagination and ensure all items are resolved for our clients. We don’t leave just because the job is done.
Kirsten A. Runschke, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Gernot A. Runschke, A.AIA