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Bluebird Day Architecture (formerly Buday Kruzel Architects) is a full service architectural firm with a design focus on architecture as lifestyle. We love to work hard and play hard, and believe in creating spaces that support our clients’ active lifestyles. We guide our clients through each phase of the design and build process, from programming and schematic design to construction documents and project completion— including interior design, contractor selection, budgeting and construction oversight. We are dedicated to innovative and thoughtful design solutions that benefit our clients and communities. With a passion for sustainable design, unique building sites, and challenging programs, our team takes pride in creating spaces that our clients love to live and work in. Our portfolio of projects, found throughout Michigan and beyond, includes civic and commercial projects as well as residential designs of all sizes. Our team applies decades of experience and commits fully to achieving a successful outcome for our clients.

Mark Buday AIA
Harbor Springs, MI
Steven Varnum
Haslett, MI

University of Colorado

Bachelor of Arts - Environmental Design

University of Michigan - Master of Architecture

Registered Architect in Michigan, Montana, Utah and Wisconsin

With more than thirty years of wide-ranging and award-winning design experience, Mark has made innovative modern architecture a quintessential part of the northern Michigan landscape. From lakeside cottages to public waterfront spaces, his designs embody his personal philosophy that structures should be attuned towards the passions that make them necessary. Based in Harbor Springs with ongoing projects across the country, Mark brings his extensive experience with activity-oriented design to every step of the process, from programming and budgeting to approvals and construction oversight. 

Northern Michigan University

Bachelor of Fine Arts -  Environmental Design

Steven began his professional design career in Mark's office more than twenty years ago, and returns to help lead Bluebird Day's Design Studio. Before coming back, he spent fifteen years focused exclusively on residential design-build as Principal of Caddis Design and brings both practical experience as well as a high standard for quality design work to each of his projects. He has a passion for integrating sustainable practices and building techniques seamlessly into his work through sensible application and careful specification, depending on client needs and desires. Steven believes in doing whatever it takes to build his clients dream and brings a practical approach to each phase of the project.

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