IDS Welcomes Nicole Kolhagen!

We are delighted to announce that Nicole Kolhagen has joined IDS as our new Human Resources Manager. Nicole comes to IDS with 28 years of human resources, benefit management, payroll and employee relations experience. Nicole brings both strong formal education and practical hands-on experience to this important leadership role with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Management from Northwood University and an Associate Degree in Accounting/Business Studies from Delta College. Nicole’s past work experience has included industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, legal and public school districts. She is also a current member of the Society for Human Resources Management. With Nicole joining our executive team, we are confident we have added an important individual who can support our people as we provide valuable service to our clients, while ensuring that we remain loyal to our cultural values of teamwork, integrity, fairness, compassion, and respect. Please join us in welcoming Nicole to IDS!

2021 Brings New Promotions

2021 had 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.

Oakland Community College Science and Technology Beam Signing

On Friday October 23rd, 2020 the IDS team joined representatives from OCC, the OCC Board of Trustees and Barton Malow in signing a 43 foot long structural beam. The new 85,000 square-foot Science and Technology Building is scheduled to be completed by fall of 2021. To read more about the beam signing click here

Van Buren Public Schools Early Childhood Center Groundbreaking

Members of the IDS team, alongside VBPS Board of Education, Plante Moran, and Granger Construction (with a couple little helpers) wore hard hats, used shovels and of course wore their mask for the Groundbreaking Ceremony on Monday, October 8, 2020. Van Buren Public Schools Early Childhood Center is the first series of the three series bond project passed in 2019 and is scheduled to be completed Fall 2021.

Read More About The New Childhood Center Here!

Double Feature In October CAM Article

IDS was featured in the 2020 October CAM Magazine for its involvement with the Michigan Union and Domino’s Innovation Garage! To read the full article click here.

David DiCiuccio Transitions to Principal Engineer

David DiCiuccio transitions from his long-time role as Director of Mechanical Engineering into the position of Principal Engineer. As Principal Engineer, Dave will oversee our technical staff working on complex engineering projects. Dave’s vast experience and superior problem-solving skills will continue to be an asset to our projects and clients.

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.