Architectural Services

Doors, frames, and hardware serve functional, life safety, and design purposes, and require careful integration with other construction trades. Our architectural services team tailors projects to owner, contractor, and architect requirements. You will have confidence that your vision is realized.

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Benefits of LaForce’s Architectural Services

  • Our consultants are knowledgeable in building codes and standards including International Building Code (IBC), ANSI A117.1, NFPA 80 and 101, and municipality specific requirements.
  • We supply all major door hardware brands, which allows us to find the right fit for each project. We consider budget, design, and existing components when preparing a project.
  • Our relationships with all major hardware manufacturers allow us to offer personalized solutions.
  • We coordinate and review all Division 8 specifications to eliminate any potential conflicts or oversights.
  • We can assist in designing an access control system to meet life safety requirements and building owner security needs.
  • We can integrate door, frame, and hardware information directly into the building’s BIM model.
  • We have experience with all types and sizes of commercial construction, including healthcare, education, luxury residential, corporate, and industrial.


LaForce provided consulting services on the following projects:

Luxury Residential

National Shrine

  • Palmolive Residences
  • Lincoln Park 2550
  • The Ritz-Carlton Residences
  • The Residences at 900 North Michigan


  • University of Wisconsin Healthcare
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • St. Vincent Hospital
  • Henry Ford Hospital
  • The Christ Hospital
  • DMC Harper HospitalQueen Lillian Spec File 2 Jpg
  • Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

Higher Education

  • Wayne State University 
  • University of Wisconsin
  • St. Norbert College
  • University of Chicago
  • Mid-State Technical College
  • Concordia University
  • ASU Mercado Nursing Simulator

Corporate Office Buildings & MoreNicolet Bank

  • Blue Cross-Blue Shield
  • The Foth Companies
  • Astellas Pharma US, Inc.
  • Schreiber Foods International Headquarters
  • Level One Bank
  • Nicolet Bank Center
  • American Hockey League - Tucson Convention Center Arena
  • Family Entertainment Center at Glittering Mountain
  • Yuma Fleet Maintenance Facility


AIA Accredited Classes

LaForce offers AIA-accredited continuing education classes. All courses last approximately one hour and qualify for one AIA/CES HSW learning unit. 

Contact us to arrange a lunchtime learning session at your office. 

Classes Offered Include

AIA/CES4010 - Fundamentals of Architectural Hardware

AIA/CES4011 - Fundamentals of Hollow Metal Frames, Hollow Metal Doors, Wood Doors

AIA/CES4012 - Basic Fundamentals of Access Control Hardware 

AIA/CES4015 - Understanding the Requirements of Fire-Rated Door Openings

 AIA-CES-4017 - Basic Keying of Architectural Hardware

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