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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Press Release

Ghafari is AIA Michigan Firm of the Year

Ghafari representatives at the AIA Michigan Honor Awards celebration
Ghafari representatives at the AIA Michigan Honor Awards celebration

Ghafari Associates is pleased to announce that it has been named the 2014 Firm of the Year by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Michigan. Ghafari was presented with this recognition at the annual AIA Michigan Honor Awards celebration on June 7. The Firm of the Year Award recognizes an organization of architects that has consistently produced distinguished architecture for at least 10 years. The firm must have great depth and breadth and be widely known for quality work that is the product of a collaborative environment.

“We are honored to be selected as Firm of the Year by AIA Michigan. This recognition honors the hard work and talents of not only our architects, but the firm as a whole,” said Chairman and Founder Yousif B. Ghafari.

This recognition honors the hard work and talents of not only our architects, but the firm as a whole.

Yousif Ghafari
Chairman + Founder, Ghafari

Originally founded in 1982 as a four-person CADD operation in Livonia, Michigan, Ghafari has developed into a full-service architecture, engineering and consulting firm with nearly 400 employees worldwide. Ghafari has contributed to the architectural profession over the past 32 years, providing programming, planning, management and design services for projects ranging from small renovations to new multi-facility complexes for clients in the automotive, aviation, commercial, education, energy, food, government / institutional, healthcare and industrial / manufacturing markets.

Since its founding, Ghafari has developed a reputation for innovation in its industry, rooted in an unwavering commitment to client service and efficiency in project delivery. Whether it is through the adoption of a new technology, design technique or delivery method, the firm is guided by a drive to serve its clients more effectively. This focus permeates all areas of its business, incorporating its full array of facility and process design capabilities combined with advanced technological tools, sustainable practices and lean principles.