make room 

architecture and design

since 2020


Make Room Architecture & Design LLC (MRAD) is a full-service boutique design firm that works with consumers, builders, and contractors in Indiana & Michigan.  The firm is founded by two design professionals, Todd Miller AIA and Velvet Canada Matthews.  They founded MRAD to solve a problem many design clients face: Choosing to hire a firm that understands beauty, or one that understands costs.  MRAD’s expertise grew from a boots-on-the-ground construction management as part of a design build company.  Their shared experience and relationships with contractors, bankers, appraisers, allows them to design beautiful spaces with a practical budget.   

Our passion is creating space or an environment that people want to experience over and over again. 

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We are boutique firm with diverse skills sets the compliment each other.  Below is a list of our services we provide to clients.  If you can't find a service you are looking for, please call us.

Custom Home Design

Wanting to build a new home? Make Room Architecture & Design will take you through a process of creating a plan that will meet your desires and stay within your budget.  We believe in developing relationships with builders and construction companies to help produce a quality end product.  

Urban Design & Planning

The heart of the city is it core.  Urban design is the process of designing and shaping the physical features of cities, towns, and villages and planning for the provision of municipal services to residents and visitors.  We specialize in urban infill and look at a plan from the whole to the single piece the client develops.  

Restaurant and Retail

 The design of a Restaurant or Retail space is about creating a unique experience for the customer while meeting the needs of the client with space, number of seats, and logistics to make the business operate smoothly

Remodel or Renovate

 Looking to update or remodel the current home or office you are in?  Or do you simply want to add on to an existing building?  Make Room Architecture & Design can do a consultation to help you decided and plan a remodel or renovation.  We also work with homes in Historic Districts and can help you through the process of restoring a historic home.

Multi-Family Residential

Multi-Family Residential (also known as multi-dwelling unit or MDU) is several separate housing units contained within one building or several buildings within one complex.  These can be Apartments, Duplex or Quadrauplex, Condos, or Townhomes.  We specialize in creating a unit mix, design, and plan that will meet our clients needs to develop a piece of property.

Interior Design or Decorating

Nothing is more esciting than enhancing the interior of a building to achieve a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing environment for the people using the space.  We offer assistants with color selections, finish selections,  furniture layouts, carpentry details, and more…  

Space Planning

  Space planning is an in-depth analysis of how physical space is used in structures. It considers the purpose of spaces and who will use them.  Are looking at new office space and want to know if it will accommodate your current and future needs?  Or maybe you need help planning a layout for an event or new furniture.  We can help you figure out how to get the most out of your current or new space.  

Office Design

Office design is vital to owners, employees, and customers. For owners and employees who spend a large part of their day in an office, it is crucial to create a space that’s functional, visually appealing, comfortable, and inviting—all of which promote productivity and efficiency.  We work with our clients to develop a plan and layout that will provide these essential details while working within a planned budget.

Industrial Buildings

We have experience with the design and construction of buildings serving industry.  It could be a simple barn to large warehouse building.  We can help our client maximus the use of the space for their company.

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Make Room Architecture and Design, LLC
401 East Colfax, Suite 180
Box 3
South Bend, IN 46617

Visit Us

We are located in the Commerce Center Building.  You can access the building from LaSalle Ave or Colfax Ave.  Visitor parking is located next to the building.  Our office suite entrance is off of the atrium.

Studio Hours

M-F: 8:30am – 4:00pm
Sat & Sun: Closed