We believe that good design has a direct and powerful impact on the mental health and physical well-being of those who inhabit it. This idea is at the core of everything we do.

In short, we believe that design matters.

The PTD Approach

We go above
and beyond in
everything we do.

Patrick Thompson Design

We bring a holistic, collaborative approach to each project. The spaces we design are unique to each client, meeting their specific needs while reflecting a shared love of design.

Each project begins with an idea; a distinctive concept or design story for the space. Next, we assemble a core group of designers and creatives who begin our design process—we obsess over details, solve for each problem, and integrate the clients’ needs, visions, and desires.

The project team ensures that creative direction, organization, and productivity are maintained from start to finish, guaranteeing the best possible design solution—one that matters.

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Choose your corner, pick away at it carefully, intensely and to the best of your ability and that way you might change the world.

Ray Eames

Less isn’t more.
Just enough is more.

Milton Glaser

Make it simple, but significant.

Don Draper

Mad Men

I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares.

Saul Bass


Truly great spaces go beyond structure and function, they express a story of purpose and character. So at PTD, our suite of offerings is multi-dimensional.

Beginning with a range of expert architecture and interior design, we also provide graphic, product and furniture design, as well as brand management services.


  • Interior Design
  • Concept Development
  • Architectural Design
  • Custom Furniture and Lighting Design
  • Furniture Specification and Procurement
  • Brand/Identity Integration
  • Creative Direction
  • Art Direction
  • Styling/Staging

We count museums, hotels, restaurants and bars, workspaces, showrooms, retail and residential developments among our valued clients.


Bedrock Detroit
Roxbury Group
Strategic Hospitality
U of M