RDB Contracting in Traverse City is an innovative Architecture + Design + Construction business working as one from Traverse City MI.

Our company was founded on the belief that architecture has the capacity to help shape one’s experience in this world. Our projects, big or small, public or private, high-end or low-income, all engage the public in a meaningful, poetic way and leave a lasting impression.

Continued growth is vital to the development of our work. We are constantly re-evaluating and repositioning the work as the world around us changes. Change in our own work stems from an intense exploration of the complex social, cultural, political and technological issues that influence each project.


Extensive research and analysis along with the implementation of new technologies, new fabrication methods, new means of construction and new materials yield a relevant, forward-thinking architecture in the built environment.

The context from which each project is situated is deeply interrogated. With each project we explore new ways of integrating the unique character of Traverse City with the character and aesthetic of the project. Out of this study a style is formed rather than imposing a defined style to each. It is through the process of uncovering the embedded potential coupled with pursuing larger cultural ideas that result in very specific solutions. The architecture reflects the inherent conditions of each client, site, program and budget.
Our body of work is diverse. Projects range from furniture to single room interiors, to custom homes in Traverse City of Grand Traverse MI.
Our work is as multiple and varied as life itself. We are committed to expanding, pushing, rethinking, retooling and rebooting; whatever it takes to continue to create relevant, well-crafted, meaningful experiences In Traverse City.