Our place.

We’re on the top floor of 607 Shelby in Suite 902

We’re on the top floor of 607 Shelby in Suite 902


BASIC DESIGN is an architectural firm that conceives demographically driven and artistically considered project solutions. Our focus is to clearly and completely identify the project’s end user needs, aspirations and goals. We design appropriate, creative, technologically forward-thinking, energy efficient projects.

We specialize in residential, commercial, hospitality and senior living / healthcare work.


Architecture, Interior Design, Brand/Culture Analysis, Programming, Space Planning, Imaging, Experiential Design, Feasibility Studies, more.


  • Erickson Living

  • The WellBridge Group

  • Advantage Living Centers

  • Wellspring Lutheran Services

  • NexCare Health Systems

  • 1300 Lafayette - Detroit

  • 2959 John R - Detroit

  • 1464 Van Dyke (Snack Camp tenant buildout) - Detroit

  • Easterseals - Waterford, MI

  • MGA Research - Troy, MI

  • Fox Run - Novi, MI

  • Cedar Crest Village - Pequannock Township, NJ

  • What Up Dough?! - Detroit

  • Michigan State University - Detroit

  • Rosehaven Manor - Flint, MI

  • 21380 Coolidge - Oak Park, MI

  • Private Residence - Armada, MI

  • Vivid Space Yoga Studio - Detroit

Our people.


Kevin J. Boyle AIA NCARB

Kevin, a licensed architect, holds both Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees from Lawrence Technological University. Early in his career, Kevin worked on construction documentation for renovations and additions to several historic Detroit Public School structures and loft conversion projects.

Significant past work includes single family residences in coastal Long Island towns, commercial projects in New York City, twin 37-story condominium towers at CityCenter in Las Vegas, and expansive work in the senior living and healthcare field.

Kevin and his family live in a restored 126-year old Victorian residence in the historic Detroit neighborhood of Hubbard Farms.

Accreditations: EDAC (Evidence Based Design)

Registrations: Michigan, Pennsylvania, New Jersey


John Savitski AIA LEED AP

John Savitski, AIA received his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Michigan. He has been a licensed architect since 1992. He brings a diverse architectural experience to the company, ranging from being project architect for the penthouse condominium interiors at the CityCenter project in Las Vegas, to residential loft conversions in Detroit. He has extensive experience in hospitality, healthcare and multi-family residential projects.

John is a longtime resident of Detroit, a connoisseur of the local dining scene and an avid enthusiast of the 21c Museum Hotel penguins.

Accreditations: LEED AP


Anthony Maceratini

Tony has over 20 years of experience. With a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Lawrence Technological University, he brings his BIM talents to the company as we look to the future of both design and production. This guy's a real go-getter!

He maintains a woodworking studio at home where he likes to design and create furniture and art-based projects. When not working on his own projects, he helps facilitate local and regional art projects and introduces people not familiar with woodworking to the tools and the craft.