The northern Michigan based architectural firm of James S Bates Architect, PLLC was founded by sole practitioner James S. Bates, AIA.  The firm was previously known as Botnick-Bates Architects with projects primarily in and around the State of Rhode Island.  The establishment of the firm was a culmination of many years of study, internship, successful completion of the requirements to practice architecture, and over 25 years experience in the architecture profession.  Mr. Bates currently holds an architectural registration in the State of Michigan, is a certificate holder with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, and is an active member of the American Institute of Architects.

James S Bates Architect, PLLC is a full service architectural firm specializing in municipal, commercial, and custom single family residential projects.  Mr. Bates has built an extensive portfolio of custom single family residential, assisted living, municipal and commercial projects completed in the States of Michigan, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.  The firm was founded on the principles of creating the highest quality of architecture for each customer’s individual project, and a belief that client’s visions, goals, and dreams can be realized through building orientation, spatial harmony, and contextual relationships.  The firm delivers services to its customers that include:

         Assisting with site selection.
         Spatial Programming to define the project scope.
         Securing planning and zoning approvals.
         Design Compatibility with project budget and contextual features.
         Assisting with obtaining competitive bids.
         Providing Liaison services between client and contractor during construction.
         Administering contracts for construction.

James S Bates Architect, PLLC  builds its reputation on achieving the customer’s goals and expectations through design originality, quality and attention to the smallest of details. The customer and the Architect can achieve a design quality suitable to the client’s aspirations.

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James S Bates Architect, PLLC | P.O. Box 963 | 591 White Cabin Road | Roscommon, Michigan 48653 | 989.350.9597