About Us

Cody Newman is not your typical architect. He is a designer, developer, craftsman, listener, and someone who is dedicated to community. Cody Newman and his wife, Caitlynn Newman own multiple historic buildings in downtown Battle Creek, Michigan and the development company, Restore (269). They have been through the ups and downs of development and construction projects and are here to help you through the process. Whether you are a seasoned developer or you are looking to start your first business, Cody will work closely with you to create the project of your dreams on your budget, and provide clear communication throughout the process.

Architect & Owner - Battle Creek, MI

Cody Newman

Bret Ford has worked in design, project management, and project architecture roles for the past twenty years. This experience has enabled Bret to experience a wide array of project types, in several different states, including but not limited to commercial, multi-family, mixed use, resort and gaming, federal and local governments, aviation, restaurants, and commercial renovations. Time and experience has enabled Bret to design economically friendly solutions that will suit the customer's needs and their budgets in a timely manner.  Outside of work Bret enjoys the great outdoors and his family.

Project Manager - Grand Rapids, MI

Bret Ford

Nerson Oraha has worked in architecture and design roles in Chicago and Ann Arbor throughout his career. His portfolio includes new construction, interior renovation, and tenant fit-out project types. He has comprehensive experience preparing architectural drawings for the completion of commercial, office space, healthcare, retail, and multi-family residential buildings across the country. Driven by his passion for sustainable design, he incorporates environmentally friendly solutions into his projects. Nerson received both his Bachelor of Science of Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Michigan. Outside of work, his love of photography was developed during his travels to Cuba, Mexico, Thailand, and Vietnam. 

Architectural Designer - Royal Oak, MI

Nerson Oraha

Gabby discovered her passion for Interior Design at a young age while helping renovate her childhood home. She graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelors of Science in Interior Design. Soon after graduation, she passed all three NCIDQ exams making her a professionally licensed Interior Designer. Gabby is an Associate IIDA member where she strongly advocates for certification of practicing Interior Designers. Early in her professional career, she primarily worked on Healthcare projects but has a desire for corporate and hospitality design. She approaches each project in a way that identifies each client's distinctive needs. After the discovery process, she applies unique and innovative design solutions to accomplish the clients vision. In her free time, Gabby can be found renovating her own home, traveling or exploring all that nature has to offer.

Interior Design Manager - Kalamazoo, MI

Gabby Murawski

Jeremiah Rose has been interested in architecture since middle school. His dream became a reality when he started interning senior year of high school at Driven Design Studio and at Architecture + design. Currently, he is a Junior studying architecture at Lawrence Technological University. Jeremiah enjoys learning new things and is often the driving force behind many of the design decisions in the office. When he’s not working or studying, Jeremiah loves to read, fence and swing dance. 

Draftsman - Battle Creek, MI

Jeremiah Rose

Michael Naesset is an aspiring Interior Designer. He is extremely motivated to constantly develop new skills and grow professionally. He enjoys space planning and figuring out layouts with clients and the team. He enjoys working on Hospitality projects along with corporate design. His original passion for photography is where his inspiration for interior design drove from. He graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture. He is working towards getting licensed as an Interior Designer through the NCDIQ. In Michael's free time, he enjoys doing photography and going for drives taking in all of the beauty that Michigan has to offer. 

Interior Design - Battle Creek, MI

Michael Naesset


Our process is centered around you. We design around your needs, wants, budgetary restrictions, and concepts. We are a team built around the entire construction process and want to put you at ease through it.


We are committed to incorporating sustainable design strategies into all of our projects. It is woven into our design practices. We are happy to assist in making your project solar powered, both active and passive.


Communication is key to a successful proejct. We respond to all e-mails or calls within 24 hours. We promise proposals for all new projects within 48 hours. Your time is valuable and time is of the essence, we get it.