Celebrating 50 Years: Hobbs+Black History


Sante Independent Living

Tucson, AZ

Ann Arbor District Library Westgate Branch

Ann Arbor, MI

2|42 Community Church

Brighton, MI

The Mall of San Juan

San Juan, PR

Macomb Community College

Clinton Township, MI

Oakcliff Apartments

Ann Arbor, MI

Outdoor Adventure Center

Detroit, MI

2016 AIA Huron Valley Honor Award
2015 Crew Impact Awards: Special Impact Project of the Year
2014 ENR Best Project Renovation / Restoration

Phoenix Children's Hospital

Phoenix, AZ

Control Gaging

Ann Arbor, MI


Mid Michigan Community College
Doan Student Services

Mt. Pleasant, MI

City Creek Center

Salt Lake City, UT

2014 ICSC VIVA Best-of-the-Best Award, Sustainable Design/Development category

2013 AIA Detroit People’s Choice Award

2013 ICSC Gold Design Award

2013 ICSC Gold Sustainable Design Award

2012 Excellence in Concrete Award

2012 Masonry Construction Project of the Year Awards Entry


Agro-Culture Liquid FERtilizers

St. Johns, MI

2015 CAM Construction Project of the Year

Spring Arbor Student Center

Spring Arbor, MI

Masco Cabinetry

Ann Arbor, MI

IIDA, Certificate for Creative Use in Lighting

2012 AIA Honor Award


Manchester, MI

Tucson Medical Center Pediatric Hospital

Tucson, AZ

AZRE RED Awards 2014: Healthcare Project

Healthcare Design, Best in Category, 2012 Remodel/Renovation Competition

ENR Southwest, Award of Merit, Best Health Care Project

Boom Town

Brighton, MI

IIDA, Design Excellence Award for the Hospitality Under 10,000 sf Category


Ann Arbor, MI

CAM Magazine Featured Project, 2009

AIA Huron Valley Honor Award, 2008

NAIOP/SIOR Interior Design of the Year Award, 2009

Beaumont Southshore

Trenton, MI

Press Ganey Success Award for Patient Satisfaction, 2009


Michigan State Police Headquarters

Lansing, MI

IIDA, Design Excellence Award for the Government Over 10,000 sf Category

Masonry Institute of Michigan Presidents Choice Award 2011

Fort Shelby hotel

Detroit, MI

Governor’s Award, Historic Preservation, 2010

CAM Magazine, Special Issue Award, 2009

Promedica Monroe Regional Hospital

Monroe, MI

IIDA Award, 2009

AIA Huron Valley Interior Architecture Honor Award, 2009

Bell Memorial Hospital

Ishpeming, MI

Facility of the Month, Jan/Feb 2009 HC&O News



Dearborn Town Center

Dearborn, MI

Development of the Year, ULI, 2009

Wheeler Service Center

Ann Arbor, MI

AIA Huron Valley Honor Award, 2008
Pyramid Award, 2008, Best Project Team Over $25 Million, Washtenaw Contractors’ Association

Build Michigan Award, 2007, In Association with Walbridge Aldinger Company

The Mall at Partridge Creek

Clinton Township, MI

DMC Harper University HOSPITAL

Detroit, MI

Congregation B'nai Isreal

Syvania, OH

Build Ohio First Place Award for New Construction Under $10 Million, 2007 in association with the Bostleman Corporation

Beaumont Cancer Center

Royal Oak, MI

LCC Health & Human Services

Lansing, MI

Education & Healthcare Construction Review, Featured Article, Michigan Edition, 2006

Manchester High School

Manchester, MI

DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan

Detroit, MI

Center for Health Design, Architectural Showcase, 2004 University Commons, Ann Arbor, MI

Masonry Institute of Michigan, M Award: Excellence in Masonry Design, 2004

Woodfield Mall

Schaumburg, IL

Washtenaw Community College Morrice Lawrence Building

Ann Arbor, MI

University Commons

Ann Arbor, MI

Fr. Gabriel Richard High School

Ann Arbor, MI

State of Michigan House of Representatives

Lansing, MI

Steel Systems Excellence Award, 2000

Meridian MAGNESIUM Products

Eaton Rapids, MI

NorthRidge Church

Plymouth, MI

Architectural Contractors Trade Assn., Intex Award Winner, Millwork, 2007

Architectural Contractors Trade Assn., Intex Award Winner, Flooring, 2007

MacArthur Center

Norfolk, VA

Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Best In Category, 2000

Short Hills Mall

Short Hills, NJ

Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute PCI Award, 1998

New Jersey Business & Industry Assoc., New Good Neighbor Award, 1996

International Masonry Institute, New Jersey Golden Trowel, 1995

Masonry Awards Honorable Mention,1995



Automotive Hall of Fame Museum

Dearborn, MI


Johnson Controls Injection Molding Research Center

Manchester, MI

Later converted into the Manchester District Library by Hobbs+Black in 2001.


Marsh Pointe Senior Housing Complex

Haslett, MI


Michigan State UNIVERSITY Pavilion For Agriculture & Livestock EDUCATION

East Lansing, MI


Mt. Clemens Ice Arena

Mt. Celmens, MI


Guardian Industries World HEadquarters

Auburn Hills, MI


Eastern MIchigan University Press Box

Ypsilanti, MI


Washtenaw Community College Business Education Building

Ann Arbor, MI


LAnsing Center

Lansing, MI


Adrian Dominican Sisters Maria Health Center

Adrian, MI


Burlington Office Center

Ann Arbor, MI


3M  / Sarns

Ann Arbor, MI


National City Bank Arcadia Creek Corporate Headquarters

Kalamazoo, MI

Formerly First of America Bank



Grand Office Tower

Lansing, MI

CAM Showcase of Excellence Award, 1992


John Hancock Financial Services

Dearborn, MI


Liberty Sports Complex

Ann Arbor, MI


Victor Office Center

Lansing, MI


University of Michigan Natatorium

Ann Arbor, MI

National Association of Brick,  Beauty of Brick on Campus Top Award, 1991

Engineering Society of Detroit    Construction and Design Award, 1990 

CAM Showcase of Excellence Award, 1990


Ross Roy Group

Bloomfield Hills, MI




Hobbs+Black Corporate Office

Ann Arbor, MI

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Michigan Society of Architects, Award of Honor for Design, 1989

City of Ann Arbor Historic District Commission, Preservation Award for Excellence in Rehabilitation, 1987

Via The Ann Arbor News

Ann Ashley Parking Structure

Ann Arbor, MI


Pinehurst Office Center

Bloomfield Hills, MI


One North Main

Ann Arbor, MI

CAM Showcase of Excellence Award, 1989


Brauer Office Building

Ann Arbor, MI

Michigan Society of Architects Award of Honor for Design, 1985

Masonry Institute of Michigan Honor Award for Excellence in Masonry Design, 1984


301 E. Liberty

Ann Arbor, MI


Sloan Plaza

Ann Arbor, MI

After designing Sloan Plaza, Richard Black owned and lived in one of its suites.


Denver Tech Center

Denver, CO

Hobbs+Black opened an office in Denver for 5 years. 



Bus Maintenance, Storage, and Administration Facility

Ann Arbor, MI


Atrium Office Center

Lansing, MI

Masonry Institute of Michigan Honor Award for Excellence in Masonry Design, 1985


Hooper, Hathaway, Price, Beuche, and Wallace Law Offices

Ann Arbor, MI

Historic Renovation


University of Michigan Emergency Room

Ann Arbor, MI


Manchester Town Hall and Fire Station

Manchester, MI


Eisenhower Commerce Center

Ann Arbor, MI


Logan Elementary School

Ann Arbor, MI


Beth Israel Synagogue and Jewish Day School

Ann Arbor, MI



Anderson Paint Company

Ann Arbor, MI


McDonald's Restaurant

Ann Arbor, MI

General public opposition to a fast food restaurant in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor required a unique solution. Traditional building materials arranged in an intricate composition and a tastefully designed stained glass window displaying the corporate golden arches work to achieve this goal. The restaurant became a warm and friendly  addition to the community, gaining respect for a commercial structure in a historic setting.


Bill Hobbs:

"We didn't have visions of grandeur at all. We didn't have a clue we would grow to be as big as we've grown. We were just a small town architect, slugging it out with all the competition. But back during that day we were very active in the community. John [Hinkley] was active in Manchester and he eventually became mayor of Manchester; and Richard [Black] served on the Ann Arbor Planning Commission; and I served on the Ann Arbor Chamber of Commerce and the Ann Arbor Youth Commission. We were just spreading our wings."

The Cloisters Luxury Apartments

Kalamazoo, MI

Michigan Society of Architects Award or Honor and Design, 1975


Hobbs+BLack Corporate Office

The Hobbs+Black corporate office moves from Huron Street to  East Washington Street in downtown Ann Arbor.


Opeos Clinic

Ann Arbor, MI


Northbury Condominiums

Ann Arbor, MI



Ann Arbor, MI



Hobbs+Black founded by William Hobbs and Richard Black.

Bill Hobbs:

"When I started, it was just me. I did all the typing, cleaned the office, did all the design and working drawings, answered the phone. Everything."