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About Live By Design Architects

Our firm and services are built around your needs. Our mission is simple; make great architecture affordable and accessible.  Starting with your vision, we will work with you to design and transform your project into a spectacular space.  As a full-service firm, we work on all scales from new construction to interior renovations.
Utilizing complete three-dimensional computer software, you will be able to visualize and interact with your project throughout the design process.

Mike Malloy
Owner and Principal Architect

Architect Mike Malloy.  Lorna Malloy Co-owner

With over 15 years of experience as an architect working in the construction industry, Mike is uniquely positioned as an architect with experience building projects. In addition to designing and completing construction documents, Mike has also worked extensively as a Construction Project Manager, building the projects he has designed and drafted. With this experience comes the advantage of knowing how to navigate the construction industry - this translates to projects designed on budget and built on budget.  


Mike pursued his architectural education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, earning a Masters of Architecture degree. Studying in an urban environment, Mike was trained by professors that were also practicing architects. This real-world education was invaluable as the classroom extended to construction sites across Chicago. 


Mike is a licensed architect in Illinois, Wisconsin, Wyoming and is an NCARB Certificate holder.

Lorna Malloy
Co-owner and Business Development & Marketing Director

Wearing many hats, Lorna brings her extensive corporate experience to Live by Design. In addition to managing the day-to-day responsibilities of running the firm, Lorna helps secure new business and utilizes her marketing background to keep us top of mind.


When she's not busy working, Lorna can be found at the local horse farm pursuing her love of horse riding - English Style, of course ....(she's a Brit)

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