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 buildings 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.  

Watch this inspiring video "A World of Solutions" by Louie Schwartzberg. THRIVE Collaborative is about finding fundamental happiness by redefining home. True happiness is elusive unless we redesign our built environment with the knowledge that all life is interconnected. Nature has the solutions for how we can thrive and create a future that is "socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative."

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