Todd Hallett, AIA, President of TK Design & Associates, Inc. ( has been designing award winning homes for over 20 years. He spent 15 of those years working for a $50 million production building company. Todd designed all of their homes but also worked in every other aspect of the company including purchasing, development, land acquisition, product development, and operations, and was President of the company for three years. Equipped with his vast building experience and fueled by his love for architecture he left to form an architecture firm that is second to none in working cohesively with Builders. Todd specializes in Lean Design and works, alongside Scott Sedam of TrueNorth Development, in the trenches with builders, suppliers, and trade contractors. His Lean Design blog appears weekly at Todd welcomes your feedback at or 248.446.1960.

Help for Haiti

September 27, 2011

I have been fortunate enough to be working with Jeff Rutt and Matt Collins from Keystone Custom Homes, Perry Bigelow from Bigelow Homes, and several other great folks on a housing solution for Haiti.

The overriding concept is to help alleviate the housing crisis by providing qualified Haitians with Micro Loans and assisting them in building their own house. The passion and commitment for this cause is infectious. It has been, and continues to be, a very rewarding experience.

Micro Financing has proven itself over and over again to be an effective method to provide people with an opportunity to succeed. Once given the chance the vast majority of recipients have created a new life for their families by working hard every day to achieve their goals. Combine Micro Financing with the knowledge and ability to build their own home and now you have a huge catalyst for change.

If you are a Builder, Architect, Real Estate Professional, Trade or Supplier we would appreciate your participation in this project. It is an incredible opportunity to provide your skills to an excellent cause and to work with some of the finest people you will meet in the industry. Your level of involvement is, of course, entirely up to you. If this sounds interesting and you would like to learn more about it please send me an email at


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