Spring Brings Growth to IDS

IDS has promoted ten team members into new roles within the company. David Giroux, Mark Reaves, Nicholas LaForest, Katy Litwin, David DiCiuccio, Joseph Schwartz, Scott Batzold, Greg Koenig, Josephine Horner, and Kate Dankovich all are stepping into new positions.

David Giroux, AIA, CDT is transitioning from his role as an Assistant Director of the Architecture Department. David has been and will continue to serve as Vice President and will devote his time to the growth of our Healthcare market.

Mark Reaves, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C, NCARB will be stepping from his role as an Assistant Director of the Architecture Department into his new position as Director of Athletics and Recreational Sports.

Nicholas LaForest, AIA, NCARB moves to the role of Assistant Director of Architecture and will serve as a consistent resource for everyone to aide in planning our documents.

Katy Litwin, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C, NCARB also is stepping into the role of Assistant Director of Architecture and her role will include supporting all teams to help with coordination of design.

David M. DiCiuccio, PE will be transitioning from his long-standing role as Director of the Mechanical Engineering Department to Principal Engineer. He will remain an Executive Vice president with IDS.

Joseph L. Schwartz, PE, CGD, LEED® AP BD+C is transitioning from Assistant Director of  Mechanical Engineering to Director of Mechanical Engineering Department.

Scott Batzold, PE will join the management team of the Electrical Engineering Department as Assistant Director.

Greg Koenig, AIA, NCARB will be entering a new role as Manager of our Grand Rapids office to promote connection and coordination between our Troy Headquarters and West Michigan office.

Josephine Horner’s will now serve as Project Coordinator for the entire firm in which she will act as a resource to all project managers.

Kate Dankovich, CPA has stepped into the role of Business Manager, leading the accounting team as well as office management and human resources for both offices.

Announcing Our Newest Senior Associates and Associates

Integrated Design Solution is proud to announce promotions effective January 1, 2020. Into the role of Senior Associate, IDS welcomes Scott Batzold, Matt Beck, and Nick LaForest. Integrated Design Solutions also is proud to welcome six new associates; Chris Allick, Andrea Everett, Brian Ingham, Greg Koenig, Aubree Robichaud, and Greg Sell.

Scott Batzold has been with Integrated Design Solutions for just under seven years, and has brought his electrical engineering expertise to such projects as the Quicken Loans Data Center and recently-opened Domino’s Innovation Garage.

Matt Beck has been a member of the IDS architecture department for sixteen years, and has gained an expertise working particularly in the education market segments, including projects such as the new Romeo Community Schools RETC high school and the University of Michigan Bioengineering Lab.

Nick LaForest is a registered architect and has been with Integrated Design Solutions for nearly thirteen years. Working within all market segments, with a focus on the higher education sector, Nick has brought his expertise to such projects as the University of Michigan’s Munger Graduate Residences, and is currently leading the completion of the school’s Michigan Union renovation.

Chris Allick is a registered architect and joined IDS in 2015, recently working on projects such as the Domino’s Innovation Garage, United Shore Headquarters, and Oakland University’s Oakland Center.

Andrea Everett first joined IDS in 2013, and after briefly departing the firm, returned for her current tenure in 2017. She works in the architecture department and has led projects such as the Michigan Union and Michigan Alumni Center Renovations.

Brian Ingham has been with Integrated Design Solutions for sixteen years, and as a registered architect, has worked in all market segments. Brian is currently working on the renovation and transformation of Harrison High School into the new Farmington Hills Community Center.

Greg Koenig joined IDS in 2018, bringing a specialty in health care design and project management to the Integrated Design Solutions Grand Rapids office. Greg has worked on such projects as the recently completed Ferris State University College of Pharmacy renovation and supports all the work we do in partnership with McLaren Health System.

Aubree Robichaud is a registered architect and has been with Integrated Design Solutions for over seven years. Aubree has brought her expertise to projects of all kinds, including the University of Michigan’s Michigan Union, and currently the Schoolcraft College Manufacturing and Engineering Center Renovation.

Greg Sell is a professional engineer with the IDS electrical engineering department. Joining IDS in 2013, Greg has worked on such notable projects as the University of Michigan Munger Graduate Residences, the Shinola Hotel in downtown Detroit, and the Detroit Free Press Building.

Emily Trevarrow

Emily Trevarrow has earned LEED Green Certification

We are proud to announce Emily Trevarrow, who joined the IDS interiors department in the summer of 2019, has earned a LEED Green Certification.  Sustainable design is at the forefront of our work, and we are excited to see how Emily continues to integrate these valuable skills into projects going forward.  Congratulations, Emily!

In Memoriam – Dean Harris

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Dean Harris. Surrounded by his family on November 7, 2019, Dean passed away in his home peacefully. He had been a valued member of our team for the past nine years and will be deeply missed. We regret the loss to his family as well.

IDS is collecting donations to assist the Harris family through this difficult time. If you would like to contribute, we are accepting donations via Venmo payment or check.

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