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Edward Francis





Resendes Design Group LLC is a 3rd generation Detroit architectural firm dedicated to fostering design excellence. RDG boasts a 57 year design legacy; providing expert counseling, management, and design services to education, historic preservation, non-profit, and commercial clientele.   

RDG provides professional architectural design and planning services for new construction, adaptive reuse, renovation, and historic preservation projects.   Additional Services provided include: Campus Planning; Existing Facilities Surveys; Facility Space Needs Analysis; Feasibility Studies; Interior Design; Client Representation; Project Cost Analysis; Site Selection and Evaluation; Tax Credit Applications; Value Analysis and much more. While we have established close relationships with preferred consultants, RDG is open to working with client selected engineers and/or consultants. 

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Edward Francis

Principal , Historic Architect / Urban Designer

Honors & Awards

Associations & Appointments


Academic Qualifications



Bachelor of Architecture

    Miami University



Fifty-five years experience as a licensed architect in Michigan. NCARB certified as well as certified Historic Architect.



AIA Michigan & AIA Detroit
National AIA Urban Design Committee
Association for Preservation Technology (APT)

Detroit Historic Designation Advisory Board
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Foundation
Franklin Village Historic District Commission
Friends of the Capitol (President  1985 & 1986)
Gabriel Richard Historical Society Board Member
League of Historic American Theaters
Michigan Historic Preservation Review Board
Taliesin Foundation
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Michigan Historical Preservation Network (MHPN)



AIA Student Medal
Fellow, The American Institute of Architects
Gold Medal Recipient|AIA Detroit & AIA Michigan
Lifetime Achievement Award|MHPN

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