krM Architecture Opens New Michigan Studio


The opening of a new Michigan Studio furthers krM’s commitment to “Creating Spaces that Matter” for communities and organizations across the Midwest. krM was thoughtful about this expansion to Southeast Michigan because it affords us the opportunity to demonstrate our passion for community-centered design, creating collaborative environments, and transforming existing buildings.


With Southeast Michigan’s renewed growth and interest in technology and innovation, the creation of the new krM office will allow the firm to build upon existing relationships and have significant impact on the transformational opportunities happening across the region and state. As one of the original Great American Cities, Detroit’s rich architectural history and thriving entrepreneurial spirit fuel the passion for krM’s next generation of designers.


Led by Project Director Kyle Keaffaber, this new studio will have a focus on reimagining existing buildings and creating transformative community spaces. Kyle is a graduate of Clemson University with a Master of Architecture, and Ball State University with Bachelor of Science in Architecture. Before relocating to Michigan, Kyle worked on numerous projects, including the design of Nashville’s riverfront music venue, Ascend Amphitheater and The Finery, an industrial redevelopment project centered for the maker-space community. In addition, he lead a team that transformed the University of North Carolina’s Mens Basketball Suite into a highly iconic and emotional space that is symbolic of the program’s rich history and iconic brand.