My interest in architecture began while growing up in Saginaw, Michigan. As the
son of a custom residential builder/designer father and an interior designer mother,
I was exposed to all of the phases every project must go through. I remember watching
my Dad in the evenings with a drafting board on his lap designing the next project.
Summers I would work on the job sites with Dad’s carpenters and craftsmen learning
hands-on lessons about how buildings are built. Move-in day was always the most
exciting watching Mom carefully position every item while the client smiled with
pride. All of these experiences allowed me to know, at a young age, I would become
Douglas Alan Wright
1972-1980 Summer Carpenter-Wright Construction Company
1981 Bachelor of Science in Architecture-Lawrence Institute of Technology
1982 Bachelor of Architecture-Lawrence Institute of Technology
Architecture is so much more than a building or structure. Architecture commands
your attention, telegraphs the joyful feelings of the participants, and puts the
public facade on who you are. It is my job as your architect to interpret what your
architecture is as it becomes reality.
Douglas Wright, Architect
The process begins with your discovery of the architecture/architect that intrigues
you. Upon contact with the architect discuss your owners program (wish list) and
show or select the building site.
The Owners Program:
Budget-what do we want to spend?
Spaces-what rooms are wanted/needed?
Vernaculars-how do we want the architecture to look?
Site-how does the site influence items above?
Architects Fee-what level of service do you want/need?