2021 has brought a multitude of new promotions. David Giroux, Brandon Sundberg, Tom Carron, Mark Reaves, Joseph Schwartz, Justin Kiriazis, Charlie Haas, Jim Hooker, Colin Murphy, and Brynolf Peterson will all be transitioning into new roles here at IDS. Congratulations team, we cannot wait to see what amazing things you do in your new roles.
David Giroux, AIA, CDT is transitioning from Vice President to Senior Vice President and will continue to help grow our Healthcare market. With a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Master of Architecture from Lawrence Technological University, David’s passion for healthcare design and construction was born during his two years living and working in Chicago. He brought that passion and experience to IDS when he returned to his hometown of Royal Oak. David lives by the creed, “anything worth doing is worth doing right” and demonstrates this in all aspects of his life. David is currently Principal-in-Charge of the McLaren Lapeer Region Ambulatory Care Center and the State of Michigan, Caro Center.
Brandon Sundberg, AIA, LEED® AP, Director of Architecture, has transitioned from Vice President to Senior Vice President. Brandon greatly appreciates the architectural process, and the various roles people play within that process. His love of architecture and observation began at an early age from the natural environment of his surroundings as his mother helped him realize a sense of place and the importance its affects have on people and memory. Today, he strives to bridge people with the practice of architecture and engineering by being mindful of the environment and cultivating meaningful relationships. Brandon is currently working with Birmingham Community Schools and other education-based Clients.
Tom Carron, PE, has been with IDS since Spring 2006. Tom will be transitioning into his new role as Vice President and will continue as the Director of Electrical Engineering and Technology Services as well. He is energized by collaborating with staff to provide design solutions that have a lasting and positive impact on clients. A zest for science led Tom to a career in engineering. As the beneficiary of years of mentoring under skilled professionals, he has a passion for providing guidance to those around him who will benefit from his experience. He has served as lead electrical engineer on numerous projects in a wide assortment of market segments since joining IDS. As director, Tom leads a staff of 33 highly qualified electrical and technology design professionals.
Mark Reaves, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C, NCARB, will be stepping into his new position as Vice President, Director of Athletics & Recreational Sports. After being with IDS for almost 10 years, Mark is driven by a client’s needs and the desire to find unique solutions for complex problems. Keenly focused on process, he looks beyond the norm to make significant and meaningful change. His passion for supporting environmentally sensitive design extends beyond architecture to his personal life as an early adopter of electric car technology.
Joseph Schwartz, PE, CGD, LEED® AP BD+C, Director of Mechanical Engineering, has been with IDS for 9 years. He will continue his career at IDS as the Vice President, Director of Mechanical Engineering. As a mechanical engineer at IDS, Joe’s goal with every project is to provide energy efficient mechanical systems that seamlessly blend into the building architecture. Taking the name of Integrated Design Solutions to heart, Joe works diligently with the architects and other project disciplines to provide coordinated mechanical designs that work with the building design without sacrificing system performance. The ultimate goal is to provide a comfortable environment for all building occupants. Joe feels that if he does his job right, people won’t even realize that he did his job at all.
Justin Kiriazis, PE, LC, will be continuing to grow with IDS as a Senior Associate. Justin has been with IDS for almost 5 years and has been in the industry for 12 years. He followed this interest of engineering at the University of Michigan where he pursued a degree in Electrical Engineering. Justin is committed to upholding the positive reputation of IDS. Some of Justin’s project highlights are Ford EDC Data Centers, Detroit Energy, Oakland Community College, and University of Michigan Beyster
Charlie Haas, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C, NCARB, is an Architect at IDS for nearly 8 years and has been promoted to Associate. Charlie is well rounded in his project experience working in higher education, K12, Healthcare, Athletics. Charlie has had the opportunity to work on projects across multiple market segments, allowing him to continue his growth as an architect. Currently, Charlie is the Project Architect for the Clio Area School District Bond and the Project Manager on South Lyon Community Schools Bond.
James Hooker, PE, LEED® AP BT+C, is a Senior Electrical Engineer at IDS for almost 3 years, starting in 2018 and will be starting his new role as an associate. He brings 20 years of versatile experience with diverse understanding ranging from airports and government to schools and hospitals. Jim is currently working as the lead Electrical Engineer for the State of Michigan, Caro Center.
Colin Murphy, PE, CEM, joined IDS in June 2019 after working in the industry for roughly 18 years. Colin is a licensed Mechanical Engineer with an expertise in building automation systems. He is a lead mechanical system controls design engineer and will continue is growth at IDS as an Associate. Colin is currently working on the Mott Community College, Memorial Building Mechanical System Upgrades, Wayne RESA BAS Integration and Great Lakes Water Authority Springwells Piping Support.
Brynolf Peterson, AIA, CSI, CCS, CCCA, is a Lead Specification Writer at IDS and has been promoted to an Associate. Brynolf worked at IDS for 10 years before leaving and returning in early 2020. Brynolf works in various markets, ranging from K-12 to Healthcare and he is engaged in all project specifications for the firm. As the Lead Specification Manager his knowledge of building technologies has a positive impact on the success of all of our Client’s projects. We look forward to the innovation that Brynolf’s passion will bring to IDS for years to come.