About Us

We are not your typical architecture firm. We are designers, developers, craftsman, listeners, and people who are dedicated to community. Founder, Cody Newman and his wife, Caitlynn Newman own two 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 take on renovating your house, we 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

Tyler Suomala has worked in architectural design and editorial roles at a range of institutions that include the Museum of Modern Art (New York City, NY), Walt Disney World (Orlando, FL), and Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill (Chicago, IL). He has taught architectural design and theory courses at the University of Michigan and Princeton University and is regularly invited to local universities as a guest critic. Tyler received his Master of Architecture degree from Princeton University, where he was the recipient of the Henry Adams AIA Medal, and his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan.  

Architectural Designer - Jackson, MI

Tyler Suomala


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.