Schoolcraft College Breaks Ground on St. Joe’s Mercy Elite Sports Center

IDS attended the groundbreaking for Schoolcraft College’s St. Joe’s Mercy Elite Sports Center. The goal of the center is to integrate the College’s professional academic programs with real-world experiences, offering opportunities to provide services for the athletes, including sports medicine and performance nutrition. In addition to the athletics facilities, the Sports Center features classrooms to support the Schoolcraft College Fitness Leadership Program.

Michigan Union Reopening Celebration

IDS attended the University of Michigan’s Michigan Union Reopening Celebration. The transformation and restoration of the Union was completed to better serve the needs of today’s students. The renovation restored many of the historically significant features, including repairs to the State Street entry.



Dick Newlin Retires

Dick Newlin has been a member of the IDS team for 31 years. In his time with the architecture department, Newlin rose to the role of Associate with IDS’s founding in 1999.  In his more than three decades of work with IDS, Dick distinguished himself for his work on projects across all markets, but particularly his work within the fields of Higher Education and Healthcare.  In retirement, Dick plans to spend his time on his passions, globetrotting and photography.

Michigan Medicine CIT Groundbreaking

IDS attended the Michigan Medicine Clinical Inpatient Tower ground breaking ceremony on Friday, October 25, 2019. University of Michigan, Michigan Medicine and State of Michigan leadership were in attendance to celebrate this cutting edge facility, scheduled to open in mid-2024. The new 12-story hospital will house 264 private rooms capable of converting to intensive care, a state-of-the-art neurological and neurosurgical center, high-level, specialty care services for cardiovascular and thoracic patients, along with advanced imaging.

Romeo High School Dedication

The IDS team joined in to celebrate the Dedication of Romeo High School. The overall layout of the new High School supports three independent academic learning communities.

Eastern Michigan University Student Athlete Performance and Success Center Grand Opening

The IDS team attended the Grand Opening of the EMU SAPSC Tuesday, August 27th. This student athlete facility defines the northern boundary of Rynearson Stadium as the home for Eastern Michigan football and as a space for all student athletes to come train.

Domino’s Innovation Garage Grand Opening

IDS attended the Domino’s Innovation Garage Grand Opening, Wednesday, August 21. The event included a tour of the building with one of Domino’s CEOs and enjoying pizza from the new test kitchen as well as a demonstration of the autonomous vehicles manufactured by Nuro. This new facility is designed to accommodate permanent workspace for an initial 90 research staff and a planned additional growth space for 60 more over a five-year period.

Board of Directors Elects Chuck Lewis President

As Integrated Design Solutions (IDS) celebrates its 20th Anniversary, the Board of Directors has elected Chuck Lewis to serve as the firm’s president. Chuck was one of the first to be offered ownership, as IDS’ leadership began to transition 15 years ago. He has played an integral part in this transition planning and has been mentoring actively since 2003.

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IDS Celebrates 20 Years!

2019 marks the 20th Anniversary for Integrated Design Solutions. We want to thank our employees, clients and partners for all of their contributions that have made our firm successful. We kick off this celebratory year with a new look to our website, a new web address to communicate our presence in Metro Detroit as well as West Michigan, and a continued commitment to wholly integrated, design solutions.

Grand Rapids Community College Ford Fieldhouse Dedication

IDS joins GRCC in celebrating the newly renovated Ford Fieldhouse. Located at the intersection of Lyon Street and Bostwick Avenue, the Gerald R. Ford Fieldhouse was originally constructed in the mid 1970’s and has received a number of minor upgrades over the past 50 years. Through a series of meetings and workshops with building users a number of goals were established for this renovation.