Ligature Studio, LLC aims to provide an environment that engages the client with interactive design. The purpose of Ligature is to create a workshop for clients to help them realize their ideas through sight, touch, and conversation. Our Studio intends to teach the new home owner the language of design and give their ideas a voice. At Ligature, we take clients on virtual walk-throughs, designing the details of what makes a house a home and "tying" each element, idea and wish into cohesive, beautiful whole to be called home.

Origin of the Name:

This process of "tying" elements, ideas and wishes together into a new unified form, is what inspired the name "Ligature." Typographically, a ligature is a combination of two or more letters into a single symbol. In music notation, a ligature is a graphic symbol that tells a musician to perform two or more notes in a single gesture, and on a single syllable. Also, I did not want this architectural service to be about me, thus, I refrained from using my name for the business. You may notice the combination of the "UR" in the name "Ligature," reminding us that as the client, "you are" what is important.

Todd Oeftger, AIA

Todd has been a licensed architect in Michigan since 1995. His career began in commercial architecture designing various project types such as health care, educational, industrial, retail and restaurants until 2014. Then worked with a high-end residential builder designing custom homes. Todd has been working to grow the business of custom home design as Oeftger Architecture since 2015. The name change to Ligature.Studio signals a transition of services being offered.

Todd's wife is an RN and they have four adult children. He loves playing ice hockey. Other hobbies include horses, playing cello and camping.

Services Provided

  • Custom Home Design

  • Additions

  • Remodeling

  • 3D Walk-Thru Experiences

Areas Served in Michigan

Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, St Joseph, South Haven, Saugatuck, Holland, Forest Hills, Battle Creek

Certifications and Awards

Architectural License by the Great State of Michigan



Value exists in the eyes of the client.

Every problem has an acceptable solution

Our community is a better place to be by giving people the tools and beauty they need 

Lake Michigan Photo by  Carissa Weiser  on  Unsplash

Lake Michigan Photo by Carissa Weiser on Unsplash