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About Us.

Company Philosophy and Approach

At Bell Architecture, LLC we believe that each project demands a unique solution and approach. Bell Architecture, LLC strives to treat each client with the attention necessary and then to go beyond expectation. By giving the client more service than expected, we will gain the trust and confidence to become the go-to for all their design and consulting needs.  We bring value to clients by providing cost sensitive design services while listening to our client’s needs. With over 20 years of experience in the design and construction industry, count on our experience to help your project succeed.  If you have any questions about your future design and consulting needs or just have questions about what an architect can do to help you, please do not hesitate to contact Bell Architecture, LLC. We would be honored to assist you on your next project!

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Services Offered Include

Architecture

New construction, 
Renovations and additions for commercial clients.

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Interiors

Interior design, 
Furnishings & 
Equipment

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Accessibility and Code Consulting

Design and recommendations for federal, state and local accessibility and code compliance

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Historic Preservation Consulting

Grant and tax credit consulting, historic preservation guideline recommendations and design services

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Planning

Pre-design and programming, master planning, site planning and zoning review, feasibility and rehabilitation studies

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Green Building

LEED AP and GBI consulting and certifications for both design and construction services, tax credit consulting

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CADD and BIM Services

Clash detection, modeling and drafting

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Rendering and 3D Visualization

Computer modeling/visualization and hand drawn color renderings

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Bidding and Construction Administration

Public and private bidding, contractor selection, estimating, submittal reviews and construction oversight

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In addition to architectural services, Bell Architecture, LLC is able to provide full range site surveying, civil, landscape, structural, electrical, telecommunications and security, fire protection, HVAC and plumbing design services through its partner engineering firms. Bell Architecture, LLC is fully licensed and insured with industry standard levels of coverage.

Our Staff

Jim Bell, RA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C

Bell Architecture, LLC is the vision of Jim Bell, a veteran design professional of over 20 years. Jim’s design experience has run the gambit from design firm based to engineering department manager for a large military design build contractor to in house architect for a large manufacturing/retail corporation. His experience working not only as a consultant but in a construction firm and as the owner provides the unique ability to understand the project for each party’s perspective.

Jim has been a licensed architect since 2003 and holds active architectural licenses in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and North Dakota with ability to become registered in any state or territory through NCARB certification. In addition, Jim has been a LEED accredited professional for over 10 years. Jim is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy.

Jianshen Cai

Jianshen Cai joined the Bell Architecture team in 2016. Jianshen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Design and Construction Management from Bowling Green State University and also holds an Associate’s degree in Business Management. Jianshen has extensive experience in residential and commercial design. Past experience includes Karlsberger Design in Columbus, Ohio and Poggemeyer Design Group in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Other Full Time Staff

In addition to Jim and Jianshen, our full time staff currently includes:

-- One design technician

-- One interior designer

Whether your project is large or small, we have the ability to serve you successfully.