C2AE is a Michigan-based architectural, engineering, and planning firm. Our service portfolio has continually grown since our founding in 1966. C2AE is currently licensed to perform Architecture and Engineering Services in 15 states and Engineering Services in an additional 3 states.
We take great pride in being a large firm, capable of handling the most complex assignments and flexible enough to tailor solutions to individual projects. C2AE offers full-service architectural, engineering, interior design, and planning services. Our staff of more than 100 people includes: architects, landscape architects, interior designers, civil engineers, structural engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers and surveyors. We provide services in a variety of markets in both the public and private sectors.
Points of Pride
- We have over 46 years of experience in the industry
- C2AE proudly maintains 95% repeat business
- We are currently performing projects located in 7 states and 3 countries
- In 2012, projects totaled $340 million in construction values
- We served 191 total distinct clients in 2012
- 74% of our projects are multi-discipline
- Collectively, our staff holds more than 90 different post graduate degrees
The C2AE Approach
We are architects, engineers, and planners delivering projects that thrive. We do this by keeping people firmly at the center of every design that we create.
We call this the human approach. Our unique process holds each and every one of us accountable for the design’s impact on people. It’s about the details, seen and unforeseen. It is thoughtfully considering how people will relate, react, and benefit from the facilities and systems we create.
Our commitment is to elevate and sustain human achievement through collaborative, expert management and design of every element in every project.
A Longstanding Legacy
Our legacy began as two firms; each founded in 1966. Capital Consultants in Lansing, Michigan and Design Works A/E in Grand Rapids on Michigan’s west side. The firms grew by adding in-house capabilities, staff, and offices.
Working together for 8 years created an exciting synergy. The result was our merger in 2005, streamlining the collaboration of architecture and engineering. Two years later, we branded ourselves as C2AE, symbolizing the efficient full-service capabilities we can offer our clients.
In 2012, C2AE merged with Canton, New York Burley-Guminiak & Associates, Consulting Engineers, P.L.L.C. (BGA). The team at BGA brought a strong portfolio in water and wastewater design and construction, complementing C2AE’s existing expertise in the field. Since 1996, BGA has completed design of 1.5 million lineal feet of water main and numerous wastewater facilities valued at approximately $150 million in construction value.
Today, C2AE has six offices throughout Michigan and New York, and more than 100 employees who work seamlessly on projects for our clients.
Despite growth, our values remain true. We are even more committed today to the values that have earned us our legacy; a legacy built by decades of service to you through design focused on innovation and environmental stewardship.