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Belles Architecture specializes in commercial building change in use. Retail, Offices, Medical, Dental or Restaurants….

Belles works through all of the issues related to building and health codes, with the business and building owners, to develop construction plans for a building permit to change the use, build out, or remodel any commercial tenant space.

Belles Architecture worked with Sandi Kohn, owner of “Plush” to replace lighting and update the appearance of her new downtown Rockford retail specialty store.

Loft apartments add diversity to your real estate investment portfolio — BFA designs stunning units that rent quickly.


Belles Firm of Architecture offers a wide variety of Architecture Services. We produce Architecture, Interior Design and Engineering plans in house for a single fee. In house production of your total building project provides you with the most well coordinated set of architectural drawings possible, because your architect has a thorough understanding of all the building components and how they work together.

Architecture services are presented below in phases of work. One or more of the following design phases may be just what you need.

  • Programming – Determine needs

  • Site Selection – Find and evaluate land and/or existing building

  • Design – The idea stage.

  • Existing Plans – Measure and draw the existing building in a digital format

  • Design Development

    • Get it all figured out in preparation for detailing

    • Obtain Construction Costs and financing

  • Contract Documents – The final plan detailed for the construction contract and permits

  • Construction Management – Observation of the construction work.

  • Post Occupancy – As-Built drawings and follow-up on the actual building performance


Within these design phases, an attractive, functional, and sustainable design is developed that complies with building and energy codes. Building materials are specified, colors and finishes are selected. The Mechanical – Electrical and Plumbing systems are designed by our engineers to meet your highest need. Our areas of particular expertise offer you a competitive edge!


Commercial – Industrial – Automotive

  • Tenant Spaces – Build-Out – Renovation

  • Office

  • Restaurants

  • Religious

  • Medical – Dental

  • Residential – Custom Homes – Additions

  • Multi-Family – Lofts – Non-House Dwellings

  • Modernization

  • Quick Sell Changes – Problem Solving

  • Structural Defects Structural Modification

  • Zoning & Code Violations

  • De-Construction Supervision



Just let us know that you are interested in “being green”! We can design your building to LEED standards, or participate in the United States Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star Challenge; more importantly, we would like to help you design a building or home that is Sustainable – that being: Nourishable, Serviceable, Accessible, Securable and Lovable……. Durable, Flexible and Frugal as described by Steve Mouzon in his book “the Original GREEN”. If you are considering building “Green” we strongly encourage you to read “the Original GREEN” first!



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