THRIVE is leading the transformation to a Living Future.

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comfort & Design 

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BIOPHILIA & THe outdoors

Sustainable designs that sustain happiness.

Leading the Transformation

THRIVE Collaborative is an Ann Arbor, MI based full service building, development, design and consulting firm dedicated to creating the life enhancing communities needed for the 22nd Century.  THRIVE’s mission is to lead the transformation to a truly sustainable human-built environment that is nature rich and ecologically restorative.  We believe that by making designs beautiful and affordable we can accelerate the shift towards environmentally responsive design.  We use intellectual rigor combined with expert collaborations to create transformative solutions.  We take a holistic approach to addressing critical community needs using the framework of the seven performance categories of the Living Buildings ChallengeTM: Place, Water, Energy, Health & Happiness, Materials, Equity and Beauty. THRIVE’s work has been featured in seven books on urban planning, net zero energy and sustainable design and building.  

Sustainability should have style, not become a style.
— Lance Hosey - The Shape of Green

Featured in 150 media outlets & books around the world including: