Colleen P. Shannon:  Registered Architect

Masters of Architecture. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Bachelor of Environmental Design. Miami University, Oxford, OH.  


At Colleen P Shannon, we under-stand that design work is problem solving. We are keenly aware that good design is more than drawing arbitrary buildings or following the latest fad. We work with our clients to create wonderful solutions that stand the test of time.

Take a look at our  portfolio!
Awards and Honors: Winner - Best Transformation             Traverse City 2017 Parade of Homes.
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Contact Information


Our Credentials

We are dedicated to creating the best environment for our environment.  We are devoted to good design and sensible urban planning by providing the right solution in the right location.  Good buildings make good neighbors.

We are active participants and volunteers in our community and it shows.  We are attached, engaged, and committed to making our community the best it can be through thoughtful design and as well as active participation.

Our Foundation



Our Collaborative

We are active members of PLAID Design collaborative. PLAID represents: Planning, Landscape, Architectural, Interior Design. As part of an interdisciplinary team we can offer a cooperative approach by joining forces related design professionals if your projects requires additional input.  Take a look at PLAID Design Studio at and see what team creativity and expertise can do for you!

Our Community

Colleen P. Shannon Design and Illustration

PLAID Design Collaborative:

821 S. Elmwood, Traverse City, MI 49684



Hours: Mon - Fri  8am - 6pm
​Sat & Sun: By appointment

Colleen P Shannon



With more than twenty years of experience, we have been delivering on our promise to provide unique designs that are both visually dynamic yet environmentally friendly and stand the test of time. We apply sound principles of design using eco-friendly tools to deliver spaces that inspire. We look forward to working with you on your next project regardless of the size or scope.

Colleen P Shannon

Architectural Design and Illustration